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Susan Albert
I'm a full-time writer who enjoys gardening, fiber arts, family, and living in the country.
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Yes, that's the plan, Linda. Blog here and there for a while, then there only. But I'll maintain this blog indefinitely, because my posts here go back to 2005. That's a lot of history!
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2019 on You're invited to visit . . . at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Hello, ChristineOn nights when the temp falls below freezing, I turn on a couple of heat lamps and raise the temp about 10 degrees. But my grandmother (in northern Missouri) raised big flocks with no winter heat at all. Im sure she lost some, but like our native birds, chickens are pretty adaptable.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2019 on Chicks' First Day Out & More at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email All of them did, about 20-25 years ago. Thanks, Ill check out that website.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2019 on Roses and Baby Chicks at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Yvonne, I hope you wont mind waiting for a few weeks (3-4) before Books 2 and 3 are available. I didnt want to release them all at once. But I do agree: I enjoy moving quickly from one book to the nestand especially because I live so far from a large bookstore (70 mi round trip). And most of my walls are lined with bookshelves, even the bathroom!
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2019 on Redbuds--and Ruby's First Novella! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Yes, it is. Im honored!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2019 on Hummers are here, and a book report at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks, Martin-in-the-Philippines! Hope you enjoy it. (This is a new genre and length/form for me, so Im eager to hear readers responses.)
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2019 on Redbuds--and Ruby's First Novella! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you, Janet!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2019 on Hummers are here, and a book report at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Martin, youre so right. Ebooks travel faster, more easily, and more cheaply (both in $$ costs and in costs to the environment) than print books. Bill and I are always delighted to hear from friends abroadand so glad that you found that print copy of a Robin Paige mystery in the Phillipines! Thats one important advantage of print books: they are out there in the physical world where they can be accidentally found. We mostly have to look for ebooks. J--Susan
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2019 on Redbuds--and Ruby's First Novella! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Could be donebut it would be a thick book. Even the print-on-demand cost would be more than most readers would want to pay. Publishing in hardcover for libraries wouldnt be economically feasible. Even my traditional publisher (they subsidize some titles) wouldnt do this one in print, Pat.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2019 on Redbuds--and Ruby's First Novella! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you for the honor, Sherry! Ruby and I love to see you moving bravely into this new worldand predict that you will enjoy it: variable fonts, lighted page, easy to carry your library everywhere you go. And maybe best of all: no dusting!I have a note from one reader who huffs that she will never read a non-book. And another who complains that he is too old to change the way he reads. And a third who scolds me for becoming one of them (whoever they are).Question: Where would we be if Gutenberg had believed that words written by hand on parchment (manu-scripts) were sacredthe only way to ever write or read? Answer: In the Dark Ages, thats where!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Redbuds--and Ruby's First Novella! at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks! Ill look up the lyrics. Thanks also for the well-wishes. And yes, adapting is the name of the game here, at least for now.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2019 on Celebrating the Small at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Good to know, Beckythanks for the heads-up!Susan
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2019 on First Daffs and WIPs at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks for the comment, filkferengi. Very helpfulhadnt thought of the competition of colors. Not crazy about the blue, but the brown/yellow sounds good.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2019 on Works in Progress at Lifescapes
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Maybe brown and yellow, Debbie? Thanks for the suggestion—I’ll remember it when I take it to be framed. I love the setup at Michael’s, with the computer-generated preview of mats/frame.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2019 on Works in Progress at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Judith, the novella form is not a successful print form. Its about half the length of a full-length novel, but it would cost almost the same to produce. And Im betting that you wouldnt want to pay the same price that youd pay for full-length. Right?So people wont be reading any novellas in print. It just doesnt make sense to produce them that way. Im sorry, if it means that readers who havent yet moved from print to ebook wont get to read this trilogy. But Im also very glad that ebook is available as a publishing format. It makes the novella (and other experimental forms) possible.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2018 on Winter Break at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Theyre ready when the shucks split and the nuts start fallingwhich is a function of light more than temperature. Here in Texas, we often dont get a hard freeze until mid-December, but the pecans are ready by mid-October.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2018 on Works-in-Progress at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Lynn, not my problem! (hahahaha)
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2018 on Works-in-Progress at Lifescapes
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Thanks for the comment, Ninasmum. Do you have a link for that Daily Kos tag? I couldn't find it.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on In Bloom This Week: Garlic Chives at Lifescapes
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Thank YOU, Kathy. If it weren't for you guys, there wouldn't be any books--or I would have retired about 10 years ago. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on In Bloom This Week: Garlic Chives at Lifescapes
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Yes! Fair trade and ethical practices are huge issues for this spice. Reminds us that even things we love come at a cost we may not want to pay (environmental, social, ethical). Sometimes, fake has its place. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on In Bloom This Week: Garlic Chives at Lifescapes
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That's exactly how I feel when I start one of China's books, Sherry. Where are we going with this one, and how will we get there???
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on In Bloom This Week: Garlic Chives at Lifescapes
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You're right, Lynn. I feel that special focus, too. Of course, it's not all easy. Some days are special because they are HARD. (The pump goes out, a coyote nabs a chicken, the neighbor's goats invade the garden, etc....)
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on In Bloom This Week: Garlic Chives at Lifescapes
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Not just our lives, but the lives of our kids. There are so many issues at stake, Becky. Beto may not win this time, but the time is coming when Texas changes color (in more ways than just partisan).
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2018 on In Bloom This Week: Garlic Chives at Lifescapes
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China loves to hear that you have Reba MacIntire in mind for her, Michelle. She thinks Reba is much more like Ruby! 😉
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2018 on Gregg's mistflower: In bloom this week at Lifescapes
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Judy/a, I'm sure that the Philmont staff is turning this into a learning experience for the campers, and will use the fire site as a teaching opportunity going forward. Disruptive for humans, restorative for the forest.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2018 on The Ute Park Fire, in Mountain Time at Lifescapes
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