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Sneak peeks, deep thoughts, and things that come to me while I’m writing…in no particular order…

25 YEARS

No, it’s not my wedding anniversary. The Spousal Unit and I celebrated thirty years of wedded bliss this past summer, which was lovely. But then, you might extend a bit of pity to the man. He didn’t marry a writer, but he’s married to one, now! Twenty-five years ago, on December 1, 1997, I began…

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Productivity…?

Yesterday was a day similar to other days that reminded me why I don’t do #NaNoWriMo officially. This time of year, less than a week until Thanksgiving with family holidays and such hard on that day’s heels, there’s a lot to do and coordinate with . . . gasp! . . . other people. I’ve…

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NaNoWriMo 2022

…Tell me I have to write 1,667 words a day and I subconsciously set my jaw against being told what to do….

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Giving is Exciting

For many children, one of the chief joys of Christmas is receiving a present or two under a tree or wherever such presents go in their home. Sometimes, wrapped gifts make an appearance early and eager eyes and minds try to decipher what the wrapping could be hiding. Other times, nothing appears until Christmas morning,…

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Waiting is Hard

When I was a little child, waiting for Christmas seemed hard. It was such a l-o-n-g wait! Oh, there were stories to keep my mind occupied during the weeks leading up to the big day. There was music. There were things to do here, there, and everywhere, but it still felt like forever until Christmas.…

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Hope is a Thing

There’s a place in Alaska that had its last sunset on November 17th and will not see a proper sunrise until January 22nd. There will be civil twilights on either end of the day, yes, but it’ll be a pretty dark, overall, in Utqiagvik, Alaska. Darkness can be depressing. If you or someone you know…

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What does it all mean?

Whenever there is a catastrophe—manmade or occurring in nature—it has long been the pattern of people to seek out a cause for its beginning as well as a reason for the future. “What does it mean?” This is how we are. God created us with this inner curiosity and wish to connect with the Divine.…

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Book Review: The Wizard’s Butler

The Wizard’s Butler by Nathan Lowell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I hadn’t read anything by Nathan Lowell before, so this was a new adventure for me. Roger Mulligan is Our Hero in this story, and he is the new butler and the sole perspective the reader has on all events. This means that…

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Rampant Studio

Imagine a world that was once like our own…but where the old stories were real. There, the Faerie Land is a true thing, and the powers of the Fae have made themselves known to even the most mundane. People with rare and sometimes frightening powers might be found anywhere. Such as in law enforcement. Hotspur—the…

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Mac’s Daring Heart

The Lipstick Outlaws have been rebranded and are taking their act on the road! Click on the book cover to pre-order on Kindle or purchase the paperback! Fiercely talented and full of fire, the Sweethearts of Country Music are rising stars. But when romance beckons, can they take a shot at love without giving up…

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An Unexpected Woman

“Put a bow around the woman you want for me, so I’ll know.” Associate Pastor Dr. Mark Countryman is a recent transplant to North Fort Myers, Florida. Although it’s a paradise for some, Dr. Countryman has never felt more alone. As his fortieth birthday approaches, he reevaluates his past relationships and prays that God will guard his…

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Éire’s Viking Trilogy

When the Northmen came to the Green Island, they sought first to profit by, then to change the people and the land. Instead, they were changed by them.  This trilogy illustrates one way in which these changes happened. You will also get to meet Tuirgeis, who was the first Viking High King of Éire. Éire’s Captive…

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About the Author…

I’m Sandi Layne and this is lo, another online abode for me. Welcome! I’ve been writing since I first put pen to paper in December of 1997. My writing career has walked the bridge from the era of “print the best copy on the highest quality paper and box the manuscript for shipping” to watching…

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