An Interview with My Writing Group #The Red Dress Promotion

Explorations in Creative Writing is a group with whom I meet at least once a bweek, mostly for critique purposes. While I was writing The Red Dress, they were supportive and helpful by providing feedback and suggestions, for which I’m eternally grateful. Soon after the book was released, others in the group asked me questions about it and other topics during one of our meetings. Thanks to Jackie McBride at Brighter Vision Technologies, facilitator of this group, for recording the interview and making it available for me to post here and on my website. You can hear it by clicking this link.



New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

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When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.


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Image contains: me, smiling.My newly revamped website is now up and running. I would like to thank Jackie McBride at Brighter Vision Technologies for making it possible for me to maintain my own site. Jackie provides web development and hosting for businesses and entrepreneurs and even tutorials on using WordPress. For years, I’ve hired someone else to maintain my site, thinking that with my limited vision, it would be next to impossible. Now, I’m ready to spread my wings and fly solo, as it were.

I’d also like to acknowledge the folks at Mystic Access, where I recently purchased a home study course on building and maintaining a website with WordPress. Mystic Access provides a wide range of products, tutorials, and services for those with blindness or low vision. I’ve used several of their audio tutorials, and they’re excellent. Chris, Kim, and Lisa are all blind, as is Jackie, and if they can maintain a website, surely I can too.

I’m still learning, so please bear with me. I’ve made some changes, but I hope they’re for the better. So check it out here!


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My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds

That’s Life: New and Selected Poems

How to Build a better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver

We Shall Overcome


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