You CAN Go Home Again!

"LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING - Local author, Mary Cunningham will be at KentJava Bar from 3 till 6 p.m. (or as late as people are here) on Friday, April 20th. She will be doing readings from some of her books and will have books for sale. Her accomplishments include a middle-grade series of "Nancy Drew …

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It All Starts With Reading

When I was a kid, I had to cross a busy downtown street to walk the two blocks to the public library. Mom would take me across that first street then let me walk the rest of the way to my favorite spot on earth; well, except for the high school gym on Friday night …

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“Don’t Stop Writing!”

Every teacher, from third grade on said, "Mary, whatever you do, don't stop writing."  Those words came back to me when I signed my first publishing contract with Echelon Press. "Why," I ask myself, "did it only take 40+ years to appreciate the fact that, maybe, just maybe, I had a knack for writing. Better …

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Reinventing Yourself After 50

After years  working in the banking industry, (translation: teller), private schools (translation: executive assistant), the travel industry (translation: failed travel agent) I found myself living in Fort Myers, Florida, wondering what the heck to do, now. You're probably thinking, "Go to the beach! Swim! Shop at one of the kazillion outlet malls! Enjoy the freedom …

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The Writing Life

I'd written all my life, but until the ripe old age of fifty, had never ventured beyond family memoirs and very bad poetry. Then five crazy broads got together and formed WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty. All of us had reached that magic milestone, or were about to, and weren't all that thrilled with the ramifications. Hormones, hot flashes, …

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