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Secrets of the Queen – Sample

By Heather K. Duff | May 15, 2017

Secrets of the Queen – Excerpt Angus Wallbie knew the livery stable where he worked for his father was low on feed for the horses. This insignificant detail was most significant to his plan. Gilson, his cousin, was important too. Hopefully he’d succeeded in carrying the message to Angus’s grandmother. He would soon know. Lark,…

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Why it took 7 years to write this novel

By Heather K. Duff | May 14, 2016

I’ve been working on this novel as long as some of you have known me. If you were getting tired of hearing me talk about it, believe me, I was more weary than any of you. Finishing feels amazing. And seeing my work begin its journey into the great big world is an experience that…

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Pets

By Heather K. Duff | April 20, 2016

Just a short one today. Blogging childhood memories for the A to Z blog challenge. Can’t leave out my first best friend, Mugsy…P is for Pets! What makes a good best friend? Well, when you’re four years-old it’s someone you can tell all your secrets to. And it helps if they’re furry and gentle. I…

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Operation

By Heather K. Duff | April 18, 2016

As in the game. Why do we like things that yell at us like that? Buzzzzzz!!! I loved, and hated, that game. I think the hardest ones to get were the wishbone and the charlie horse. We played a lot of games, growing up. I’ll include the first 10 that come to mind: Othello – Good…

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New School Year

By Heather K. Duff | April 18, 2016

Wow, just passed the halfway mark for the A to Z blog challenge. I’ve gotten a little behind. Hoping to catch up this week. Today’s topic is New School Year. Now, there are a few things that are great about heading back to when you’re a little kid. For instance: New School Year = New…

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Mom & Dad

By Heather K. Duff | April 17, 2016

I’m blogging about childhood memories for the A to Z blog challenge. I can’t think of any better topic for “M” than “Mom & Dad.” But how do you fit a lifetime into 300 words? I don’t think you can. Dear Mom & Dad, You guys were the best and we all miss you more than words can…

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Lollapalooza

By Heather K. Duff | April 17, 2016

I can’t omit Carvel ice cream from my growing-up-in-New-York A to Z blog challenge theme. And when I was a kid, Lollapaloozas were a favorite. I liked the kind with vanilla ice cream and colored sprinkles. When we moved from New York, there were a few things from home that we missed. Top 3 in…

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Kindergarten

By Heather K. Duff | April 13, 2016

Blogging childhood memories this month for the A to Z challenge…K is for Kindergarten! I was only 4 when I started kindergarten. I felt rather grown up at the time, after all, I was going to school. But aren’t we just babies then? So much to learn. So much growing to do. It was a…

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June, July, August

By Heather K. Duff | April 12, 2016

Magical, isn’t it? Those three months of freedom when you’re a kid. What do I remember about that? Here’s the Top Ten. Sleeping late. As in, eight o’clock, maybe nine? I couldn’t sleep much past that because Robin, my older sister, had a habit of singing opera early in the morning. Weird, right? Spitting watermelon…

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