Category: Liz’s Stories

The Blue Blue Sky — Where Dreams Live

Other than the occasional deluge of water from the overhead deck when the dog dumps over his bowl, the greatest hazard in my outdoor office is the distraction from the blue, blue sky. Today’s clouds are cotton balls but whatever

Porcupine Wisdom and Speeding Through Life

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The irony of last week’s blog title, Caught Speeding, only dawned on me yesterday. It’s not the first time I’ve been caught this year. But it was an unexpected encounter with porcupine wisdom that made the lesson stick. In January,

Uncovering a Rare Edition: The Book of Answers

Have you ever wished you could drop by your local bookstore and pick up a Book of Answers? Life can be challenging and solid solutions hard to come by. We get into situations we’ve never experienced and don’t know how

Keeping the Stories Alive: Grief, Joy, and Memories

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Three days ago I was sitting down to my favorite three-egg-salsa-avocado-breakfast, a treat after being on the road for almost three weeks, when my phone buzzed. It was a text from my cousin/sister Jude, letting me know her dad had

Discovering The Unlikely Gifts of Dementia

Make no mistake. A diagnosis of dementia is not something to put on your wish list. Mom received the devastating diagnosis approximately ten years ago. She did what she could to delay its progression but even her fortitude wasn’t enough

Crash Landing is Finally and Officially Available

by Liz Jansen With all the twists and turns inherent in Crash Landing‘s writing and publication, I shouldn’t have been surprised that a few glitches prevented it from going fully live yesterday. But that’s in the past. After a circuitous and

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Author Interview from Readers’ Questions

by Liz Jansen Last week I asked for your help in preparing a simulated interview. They’re great questions and a tough interview! Here are my responses to your answers. How does your family respond to your riding and your writing? 

Looking for Your Questions and Help to Create an Interview

by Liz Jansen This week I’m turning the tables and looking for your questions and help in preparing a simulated interview. Here’s your chance to ask what you’ve always wanted to know about me or my work. Smashwords, a worldwide

How to Know When it’s Time to Update Your Identity

by Liz Jansen Growing up in Niagara, close to the U.S. border, it was commonplace to go “across the river” for shopping and entertainment. Any photo ID would do; a passport wasn’t necessary. Once I started traveling, especially by motorcycle,

Almost Successful— An Ingenious Rise and Spectacular Fall

by Liz Jansen It was a bad idea from the start. Yet determination out-muscled my rationale and patience. Trudy, my Triumph Tiger, is a fantastic motorcycle, and I love almost everything about her, except getting her onto the center stand.

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