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A Journey Through the Dark

How are you all doing? Here on our little 5-acre farm we call Serenity, it feels quieter. The energy seems to have shifted somehow. I can almost feel the slowdown in the air. There are many good things happening because of this. (Bad things always inspire the creation...

How are your resolutions going?

We are right on the brink of February, and this is the point on the calendar where New Year's Resolutions fall like snowflakes. I've been thinking about that as my own will power begins to waver, and I have a few suggestions to help keep those goals and intentions...

Love and Fear

Every day we humans are faced with choices. And sometimes it's hard to know which choice is the best one. I've found a method that works for me, and I thought it might work for some of you. When trying to decide, we tend to weigh all the options, make lists of pros...

Signs of Spring

Life is restless, isn't it? It's never stagnant, but always moving, always changing. Same for me. I'm restless. I feel change coming, but I don't yet know what it is. In nature the restlessness builds until life, in the form of spring, must break through. Is that...

So, About Rachel…

With Sunny and Jason McIntyre’s story told and released (Oklahoma Sunshine, February 2019) I was ready to move on, and I’d decided long since that I would write whichever story was most burning inside me to be told, with no more scrambling to write the highest earners...

Summer's End Update

I am never sorry to see summer end, because I love autumn so much. I love the smell of the leaves. I love the crisp apple bite to the air. I love the sun letting me sleep a little later. I love the cooler days, and clear skies, and the brilliant foliage is my idea of...

New Summer Reads!

Spring is finally here, in rural Cortland County NY, although there's still snow in the woods, and this morning was a brisk 22 degrees with a heavy frost on the ground. I'm getting lots of letters from readers, who apparently, having seen my new non-fiction book all...

Loving What I Do

I'm in the midst of creative fire, and I want to tell you how it happened. A Scenic Detour This spring, I devoted some serious time to a non-fiction book I'd been writing in fits and starts, a paragraph here, a page there, for the past two years. I was having trouble...

New Look for the Texans

For today's authors, maintenance of the back list (older titles) is every bit as important as creating new front list (new titles.) And so this week, while my cover designer had some free time in her schedule, we've been working together to give my most popular...

Shine On Excerpt

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYRIGHT 2017 BY MAGGIE SHAYNE LEWIS. COPYING & PASTING OR ANY OTHER SHARING OF THIS MATERIAL IS A FEDERAL CRIME Maggie Shayne's SHINE ON OKLAHOMA Chapter One Dax Russell hit the double doors running, only to be met by a nurse and an orderly....

Fiona Files, Episode One

Here's PART 1 of this 2017's FREE WINGS IN THE NIGHT SERIAL. PART 9 goes out this month (September.) There will be 12 total. To get all existing episodes and receive future ones as they are released (one a month) click the sign up button below. [button...