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Mine is a writer’s life: Who will lift the Westbrookes’ veil of deceit?

January 24, 2023 The Santa Sofia is swept ashore in 1536. Four hundred fifty years later, its precious cargo is ruining souls. ……………………………………………………………….. Ten-foot doors rattled as a gust of wind tested century-old hinges. The clanging of a metal coupling against a flagpole outside mimicked the remote pings of a buoy in Eagle Bay. John …

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Mine is a writer’s life: What are your dreams?

January 22, 2023 What are your dreams? When I was healthy and still able to pilot, I dreamed of owning and flying a De Havilland Beaver – the plane that conquered the Rockies! I think it’s one of the most beautiful planes ever built, and it’s considered so relevant that there’s one hanging in the …

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Mine is a writer’s life: We all have a past.

January 14, 2023 Cruickshank is an old Scottish name. My father was most parts Scottish, some parts English, and one-quarter German. My mother’s surname was Kenny, and her parents were poor Irish country folk who coincidentally emigrated from Galway about the same time at the turn of the twentieth century. They hadn’t met before getting …

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Mine is a writer’s life. Passions invigorate.

December 28, 2022  Nothing trumps family, especially during the holidays. We have been enjoying splendid Southern California weather for four days – sunny days and cool evenings. While nothing trumps family, there is a pecking order within families, and grandchildren inhabit the top of the pyramid. And just believe me when I tell you our …

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Mine is a writer’s life: Bourbon and Formatting

Like most authors, when I’m not writing thrillers or historical fiction, I’m reading a wide range of fiction and nonfiction. I thoroughly enjoyed Pappyland, by Wright Thompson. I consider the book inspirational because when learning about a business or passion blossoming into something remarkable, I grow impressed by the people who toiled through good and …

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