Monthly Archives: February 2015

So, what IS feng shui, anyway?

Since announcing to readers the topic of my second novel Designing Hearts, I’ve had all kinds of questions about feng shui. I think I’ll start off with the most obvious question. What exactly is feng shui? Let’s start there. The … Continue reading

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Sometimes only your favorite soup will ward off the chill.

Today is one of those bitter cold days in Chicago when all I want to do is stay home under my favorite plush blanket and read to my heart’s content. Of course, I’ll want my favorite comfort soup for dinner. … Continue reading

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Now you can have two cookies with tea, if you like

Every evening, I sit down with a cup of tea and write. It’s inevitable that at some point, I’ll crave a cookie. Although my diet is healthy, like many people, I have a tendency to deprive myself of small moments … Continue reading

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Let me introduce a supporting character you’ll love to know

Several years ago, I developed bronchial asthma triggered by a severe allergy to mold. No fun. Since then, I have noticed that breathing chlorine or other chemical household products can trigger an attack, too. In an effort to avoid asthma … Continue reading

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I don’t want to live without cheese

When I mentioned to friends that I planned a new blog as part of the release of my second novel Designing Hearts, everyone asked if the blog would be about food. Anyone who knows me has to assume the answer … Continue reading

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The Path to Designing Hearts

The idea for DESIGNING HEARTS came to me in 2004, six years before I wrote the novel. It percolated in my mind for years before I sat down to write the book. The catalyst was my need for assistance with … Continue reading

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