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For College & sports scholarship interviews, internship interviews, job interviews. As soon as you know the date of the interview: Check location of interview and plan how you will get there. Plan alternate route in case of road/weather issues. Establish …

Interview Checklist for Bergen Catholic Career Day Read More »

We all know the cartoon image of the good angel versus the bad devil. The good angel is sweetly balanced on your right shoulder, all dressed in white, probably sporting wings and a halo may be involved. The bad devil …

Good Editor vs Bad Editor Read More »

A review of “My Brilliant Friend”. My wrists ache. I have had them poised over my keyboard for seemingly hours, it could be days. I lost track of time. The reason I am in this achy state is because I …

Like a Snake Swallowing its Tail Read More »

While planning a trip to the Italian Riviera, this book popped up on my very broad google search. (Full disclosure: the beautiful cover shot also drew me in!) This romantic novel, set circa 1962, dips into the world of golden-era …

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter Read More »

Many of my friends who followed “Jane’s Big Adventure: Am I in London Yet?” have wondered why I haven’t weighed in on the United Airlines debacle. Up until now, days after the event, I chose to stay quiet as I …

The Golden Rule Read More »

Gather near and learn from my troubles. Some of you followed the Great Journey to London saga. Yes, the one that started with the ELEVEN AND A HALF HOURS DELAY. (Sorry, I have become so accustomed to writing that in …

The Ugliest Suitcase Gets There! Read More »

Set in the gorgeous vineyard valleys of Cape Town, South Africa, GATEKEEPERS OF THE GRAPEVINE follows the lives of three women as they navigate through their friendships and changing fortunes. Elizabeth and Carolyn both live in the lavish gated community …

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I would like to express my gratitude to the many people who saw me through my book – GATEKEEPERS OF THE GRAPEVINE. My unendingly supportive husband Richard, and children, Alice and Andrew who made me believe I could actually write …

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