Stories with a Soul 

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January 17, 2020

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Pitchforks and Pedicures.

The reviews are starting to come in! Enjoy the reading. It will surely brighten your day.

January 16, 2020

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Good morning, and thank you for reading my blog. This is an ask for help, as the support of my readers is absolutely crucial to the success of this book.

Pitchfork and Pedicures

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January 13, 2020

The sparkle of Christmas tucked away; it is time to take stock of life. This may sound a little profound, but isn’t that what every New Year’s resolution is about? We look at our current situation and decide something has got to give.

The only problem I experience on...

January 5, 2020

In this world of changing pronouns, anticipated environmental crisis and feared unsustainability, there is still something to be said about traditions. Call me old-fashioned, but I clearly see the reasons for that. For we, the people of Eastern Europe, have been to the...

October 23, 2019

Okay, they are not real dragons, but one look at my flowerbeds, and anyone would understand why I would call them so. This all began with me telling my husband, some four years ago, that we needed a farm dog. The kind that lives in a doghouse, keeps watch over the chic...

June 25, 2019

A book idea has been brewing in my mind for several years. This spring I finally decided to visit Berlin, the place where the story begins, decades in the past. 

Somewhat knowledgeable in European history, I arrived with the basic understanding of WWII, and deep rever...

May 30, 2019

Daisy came to live with us some thirteen years ago. As white hair appeared on her face, I wondered if it may be a good time to start looking for another puppy, so her eventual departure wouldn’t be too devastating to our family. 

Most of our farm neighbours had dogs,...

April 15, 2019

I love animals, always had. Since I was five-years-old, my pet hen followed me everywhere, and then, years later, while I was in summer camp, she got lost, as grandma wrote. The poor chicken must have been very old by that time. 

I had to wait till I got married to ac...

March 2, 2019

March is the worst winter month. My mind says it should be spring and I feel cheated, faced with yet another snow storm. 

I continually grow my arsenal of coping skills, even asked a fellow writer in Alaska how she muddles through the plummeting temperatures and short...

February 15, 2019

Shari Lapena, a Canadian novelist, living in Toronto, is the internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a domestic thriller that will keep you wishing you hand nothin...

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