4-Book Box Set, 5 More Days, 99 Cents (Sale On Awakening Series)

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Limited Time Sale This week The Awakening Complete Supernatural Thriller Series is on sale at a special price. If you haven't finished series yet (or started it for that matter) it's a great time to get it. The ebook editions of the complete 4-book series are 99 cents through Sunday, June 30, 2019. Kindle Kobo Nook Apple GooglePlay If you'd like a doorstop (or just love print), feel free to check out the paperback edition (but sorry, that's not 99 cents). Then And Now I finished ...
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The Inside Guide To The Awakening Series

Recovering from a broken foot, oddly, slowed down my writing process a bit. (It's tiring to be in a cast--who knew?) But I did at last finish the Books In Order And Reader's Guide for the Awakening Series. If you're a member of my Reader's Group and have searched the Internet far and wide for my blog posts and interviews, you may have seen some of the material in it. Now all of that is in one easy-to-follow guide. The guide also includes brand new pieces. If you haven't finished rea...
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Values v. Religious Beliefs (a/k/a Why Readers Ask About Cyril)

Last week in Questions, Abortion, and The Awakening Series I said that this week I'd write about why Cyril was my favorite character in The Awakening (after Tara, the protagonist). And I will talk about that, but first I want to say a few things about my mom and about religion, which will take us back to Cyril.  My mother was 42 years older than me. She grew up in a time when questioning church authorities simply wasn’t done. She and my dad memorized doctrine as children. They didn’t talk...
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The Da Vinci Code, The Divine Feminine, and The Awakening

A friend gave me Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code about six months after it came out. I was working long hours as an attorney at a law firm in the Sears Tower. Each morning I did my best to get to Starbucks around 7:15 so I could read for 10 minutes before clients and partners started calling and emailing me. I discovered it was impossible to read The Da Vinci Code for only 10 minutes. While I managed not to be late for anything, I read much more than I really had time for and sped through...
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Mean Characters Or Reality?

Last week I wrote about the fictional women mentors I created for my protagonist in The Awakening Series. Writing about those women was pretty easy because I had a strong picture of each of them as I began the first book. More challenging for me was the part of Book 1 that was more grounded in real life. Specifically, how Tara’s friends, boyfriend, and family would react to her news that she was pregnant, but had never had sex and didn’t know how it had happened. Being true to those...
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Women Mentors, Aging, And The Awakening Series

When I graduated law school in 2000 (this relates to fiction, I promise), law school classes had only recently reached the point where roughly half the students were women and half men. For a lot of reasons, though, in actual practice men dominated certain areas.  This was true in my area of practice, civil litigation. I’d been a lawyer for about a year when I had a case where the young lawyer on the other side also was a woman. When we went to court, often we were the only two wome...
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Extant, Transcendence, and Who’s Talking To Whom

The concept of recent sci-fi movie Transcendence– what if a human’s brain becomes an A.I.? – fascinated me, and I enjoyed the film. What bothers me is that despite one of the two main characters being a woman, Dr. Evelyn Caster, I can’t remember, in the entire movie, any woman speaking one-on-one with any other woman. About anything. I understand men outnumber women in the hard sciences, but Evelyn has not a single woman friend to support her in a crisis? I also understand that writers can’...
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