Author Archives: Ronna

Salami and my Mom

When I was a small child, my mother and I were on the way to some event. I think a family picnic, but I don’t remember for sure. I was in charge of carrying this huge tray of salami. I … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Future

I wrote this on the last day of 2016.  I almost didn’t post it, because we are inundated with such posts this time of year.  But, because I don’t post to my blog nearly enough, I am posting it anyway. … Continue reading

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I have officially queried Palisade. I have a few more to send out this week, then bunch more in a few weeks when I don’t hear from anyone yet, but whew. Part of me wants to jump up and down … Continue reading

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Natalee the Dancer

My amazing daughter just finished her dance “season”. When I first brought her to the dance studio she was still in diapers. She wouldn’t go out on the floor without me, so I went out and held her hand while … Continue reading

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Grandma Jola and Pillow Mints

In my book my main character has to discover her forgotten past through a series of memories that return to her at inopportune times and nearly overwhelm her.  I’ve been struggling to write these memories in a compelling way that … Continue reading

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Bluebirds

I’ve always wanted to write a poem about Bluebirds.  They are very special in my family.  Every time we see one we remember loved ones we’ve lost.  We pause to remind ourselves how much we miss them, how fleeting life … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders for My Son

I just changed my vote. Or at least who I plan to vote for. I’ve said all along I like Senator Sanders. I like the words coming out of his mouth, but I don’t see how he would implement his … Continue reading

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Life and Fiction

Sometimes fiction mimics real life. Even Science Fiction. Sometimes it’s cool (just think about all the Star Trek stuff that’s really real now!). But sometimes it’s less cool. On Tuesday this last week I wrote the back story for one … Continue reading

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Before the Plague

About a year after I announced I’m done with Palisade, I’m done again.  No really this time.  I have a wonderful group of BETA readers who are pouring through the pages with dedication and a fierce honesty.  I’m sure their … Continue reading

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A Bed For Chaos or Puppies

My beautiful niece is a few weeks from having her first baby.  And, her brother’s beautiful wife is due to have their second early next year. Having two new babies to celebrate, reminds me of the months before we had … Continue reading

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