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The Love Boat is Sailing for our February Party February and March can be challenging months to endure. I look out my window to piles of deep snow and the temps are dropping one more time. Even if you live where the weather is more pleasant, this can still be a difficult time of year […]

Today, I want to thank my good friends for sending me awards.  They increase our sense of community with each other and they are just plain fun! The Sugar Doll Blogger Award I am honored that Deanna Schrayer at Deanna’s Blog, The Life of a Working Writer Mommy, awarded me with the Sugar Doll Blogger […]

War in Resolution Galaxy The #writerlbsOff community will continue, but today is the final episode of War in Resolution Galaxy. To read from the beginning, start at Episode 1. The Commander’s Final message to the EVOLVE Empire warriors special forces division: The War in Resolution Galaxy is getting harder now. Look out the window at […]

This is one of my #FridayFlash fiction stories. Each Friday, members of the #FridayFlash group on Twitter write fictional stories of 1,000 words or less and share them. Join in the fun by clicking on the #FridayFlash banner on my sidebar! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This flash fiction is part of a series called Twisted Family Bonds (follow […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! The EVOLVE Empire warriors special forces division is taking a much needed break from the War in Resolution Galaxy after getting burned out on too much multitasking. They are on furlough at the planet Seductious Scrumptiousionus for the long Valentine’s Day weekend (Monday off for President’s Day – yes, they still celebrate […]

Happy Valentine’s Day FridayFlashers! I’m excited to announce my first horror flash! It is published at Flashes in the Dark.  This story is a creepy paranormal romance with humorous twists. I would consider my flash rated PG-17 or maybe even R for the highly sensitive. Here it is: Ménage à Trois Avant-garde This story is also be […]

I’ve been tagged by Marisa Birns at Out of Order Alice and Jodi MacArthur at Jodi MacArthur – Fiction Writer to receive the Lesa’s Bald Faced Liar “Creative Writer” Blogger Award. I’m honored, I think. Thanks Marisa and Jodi! But that is not all, there are rules and requirements to earn my award. Here are the […]

Love’s Note Love’s Note was written, After thoughts, Between words, Without obsession. Love’s Note was played, Between breaths, Outside sounds, Within embrace. Love’s Note was sent, With wind, Around time, In gardenias. Love’s Note was not read, Under sedation, Through desire, In enchantment. Love’s Note was not heard, Inside hypocrisy, Around mediocrity, Over indulgence. Saturating […]

Anne Tyler Lord

My name is Anne Tyler Lord. I have been many things in my life, but right now, I know I must write.

The Writer’s Life (see on Twitter - @Writers_Life and #Writers_Life) is my regular blog series that looks at the life of writers from a personal angle; our challenges, our quests, and what drives us to create. Read more about me here.

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Soft Whispers - Deadly Love, Be Mine. Valentine's Day Anthology - February 14, 2010

Flashes in the Dark - Ménage à Trois Avant-garde - February 12, 2010

Soft Whispers - Poetry - ongoing

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Tyler Corner is an historical novel about the lives of two women who were cousins growing up on Iowa farms in the 1920s - 1930s. It is based on the experiences from my own family and unsolved ax murders in Villisca, Iowa. I am writing this novel  for NaNoWriMo 2010.

I am creating ebooks and courses for writers, and anyone who wants more creativity and transformation in their lives. The courses are based on Narrative and Poetry Therapy & Humor.

Mafia Frostbite: A Mafia Family Christmas is my first fictional series. It is followed by a sequel series titled Twisted Family Bonds. It is a dark humor soap opera about the Kaszinovs, a Russian Mafia  Family.

LoveCommitmentPassion_cover R-Evolutionary Nights is a novel of romance and suspense set in Prague, Budapest and Wisconsin.  Alex and Jack are in love, but must escape the influences of the Russian mafia that has infiltrated Jack's family. I began this novel during the 2009 NaNoWriMo. And, I won.

a7d8cfd4 RedFlame DeepWater is a collection of spiritual poems about the agony and ecstasy of the spiritual journey. RedFlame describes the experience of the Dark Night of the Soul.  I will continue the collection in 2010 with DeepWater, illuminating ecstatic spiritual experiences.

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