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Dear Reader – October 2014

Dear Reader, Fall is in the air!  As my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, rev up the season, I had the great pleasure of watching them take on the Seahawks with my friend, Debbie Macomber, in her skybox at Seattle’s Century Link Field.


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Dear Reader – September 2014

Dear Reader, School is back in session, so for many of you, life can return to “normal.” I recently had the joy of being a guardian for a Rocky Mountain Honor Flight of WWII veterans – ages 85-98 – visiting numerous war memorials in Washington,…


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Dear Reader – August 2014

Dear Reader, Having just put my grandson on a plane back to Florida, I’m thinking how lucky I am to live in a place with such great opportunities for adventure. We had a blast! From the challenging white water of the Cache la Poudre River…


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Escape with Joan: Letter #7 from London

Two events occurred in my life yesterday–both so earth-shattering it’s hard to choose between the two as the lead in this letter. So here are the two “headlines” in the order they happened: JOAN WALKS AMONG THE STONES AT STONEHENGE and JOAN READS HER FIRST…


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Escape with Joan: Letter #6 from London

I’ve spent the past week working on the copy-edited manuscript for Texas Bride, which is scheduled to be in stores in March 2012. Since I’m in London, my editor asked if I’d be willing to do the copy-edit online. I agreed to give it a…


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Escape with Joan: Letter #5 from London

As I write this, police are standing at every door in Wimbledon Village, making sure the proprietors close their doors. There are rumors that riots will start in Wimbledon between 4 and 5 p.m. Rioters are communicating (organizing) using mobile phone texts (especially BlackBerry smartphones)…


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Escape with Joan: Letter #4 from London

I never knew I could miss the sun so much!  This is the third day (in a row) that the sun has actually shown its face for what seems like weeks on end.  Mostly, the weather here must be a little like Seattle–gray or white…


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Escape with Joan: #3 Letter from London

WARNING: The first few paragraphs of this letter are all about tennis. Skip down a half page if you’re not into tennis. Wimbledon has come and gone and I was delighted to see Petra Kvitova win the Ladies’ Championship against Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic…


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Escape with Joan: #2 Letter from London

June 25, 2011 I’m writing my reflections on the Wimbledon Ball—an Alice In wonderland Summer Garden Party—now, a little after midnight, so I won’t forget! We were greeted by Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee, who stood on each other’s shoulders.  The band (violin etc. etc.)…


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Escape With Joan: #1 Letter from London

Dear Friends, Men in England have a serious problem.  It’s called “premature” perspiration!  This condition arises whenever a man sees a beautiful woman across a bar, or licking an ice cream or holding a pair of bikini panties at the laundromat. Before three days ago I’d…


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