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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Fun with Mimi and Pop Pop

It's been a while since I've blogged, but in lieu of blogging the past two weeks, I've been trying to revive "The Black Cloister" manuscript. This novel isn't due until June, but it's amazing how quickly six months pass when you have to write 90,000 publishable words. Yesterday I stared at my computer in Starbucks for a few hours, trying to get my head back into the game.

Mimi and Pop Pop (or Punkin', as Kiki calls him) were here recently, and we had a blast--taking walks, eating fried scallops in Santa Barbara, and trying to solve a genealogical mystery at the daunting L.A. library. Pop Pop got Karly her first scooter, and she's been buzzing around our neighborhood like she's Danica Patrick. Every time an airplane crosses the sky, Kiki thinks Mimi and Punkin' are coming back to see her again.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Kiki's Day Out

It’s been an intense week as I’ve struggled to finish the content and copy edits for Going for Broke. Thank God, the manuscript is finally done and back to the publisher (I’ve never been so glad to send an e-mail before). I don’t remember exactly what I changed, but I hope all my rewriting took the manuscript to the next level. Though when I attempt to make edits in the middle of the night, it’s really hard to say if I’m actually improving anything.

While I’ve been hard at work, my girls have been hard at play. On Thursday, Kiki had a blast making bird feeders with her friends Windy and Marylin (thanks, Windy!!) while Karly was in school. And then they had an awesome “Daddy Day” on Saturday that involved the park and French fries. With all this fun, they’ll be begging me to get back to work.

Here’s the link to pictures from Kiki’s big day out:

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