Leaving The Trail: Hiking With My 14-Year-Old Daughter

By Kristy McCaffrey On a Sunday morning I invite my youngest child, Hannah, on a hike. The McDowell Mountain Preserve, near our house, has many trails to meander on, but a favorite of many is a giant

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A Brand New Christmas Scene ~ THE WREN

This never-before published Christmas scene features Matt and Molly from my historical western romance THE WREN. Blurb ~ Captured by Comanche as a child, Molly Hart was assumed dead. Ten years later, Texas

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Creativity ~ Part VIII: Magic

Creativity: An 8-Part Series   By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Part III ~ Shape-Shifting Part IV ~ Forbearance Part V ~ Maiden/Mother/Crone Part

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Creativity ~ Part VII: Synchronicity

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Part III ~ Shape-Shifting Part IV ~ Forbearance Part V ~ Maiden/Mother/Crone Part

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Creativity ~ Part VI: The Virgin and the Sacred Prostitute

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Part III ~ Shape-Shifting Part IV ~ Forbearance Part V ~ Maiden/Mother/Crone Both

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Creativity ~ Part V: Maiden/Mother/Crone

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Part III ~ Shape-Shifting Part IV ~ Forbearance The Maiden-Mother-Crone cycle,

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Creativity ~ Part IV: Forbearance

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Part III ~ Shape-Shifting Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Forbearance

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Creativity ~ Part III: Shape-Shifting

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination Part II ~ Domestication vs. Wildness Copyright 2014 Kristy McCaffrey While shape-shifting is often associated

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Creativity ~ Part II: Domestication vs. Wildness

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination There are beautiful and wild forces within us. ~ St. Francis of Assisi Assisi, Italy Copyright 2014 Kristy

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Creativity ~ Part I: Imagination

  Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey When I was in the final stages of completing my third book, The Sparrow, I had a strong sense of cultivation, as if I were gardening. As I strove

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My Fourteen Rules Of Writing

 By Kristy McCaffrey Image by Kristy McCaffrey Many an author has posted such a list, and there's much good info out there if seeking guidance in the writing arena. I've been at this inscribing

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Interesting Facts About Humans

By Kristy McCaffrey Within 200 milliseconds of seeing an image, the brain can decide whether it’s a face or something else.   We are made up of 100 trillion cells, 22 internal organs, 600 muscles,

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Reverse Bucket List

By Kristy McCaffrey   Unless you've been living on Mars, then you've heard of a Bucket List. (And if you are living on Mars, then you win top prize for best Bucket List destination.) But what about a

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Columbia River Gorge

By Kristy McCaffrey   Last month I visited Portland, Oregon and had the opportunity to enjoy the riches of the Columbia River Gorge, a canyon that defines the Oregon-Washington State border. The

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Costa Rica: Golfo Dulce And Osa Peninsula

By Kristy McCaffrey I just returned from the mystical rainforest of southern Costa Rica. Instead of boring you with insights from my trip, such as: bring a headband because in 95% humidity you will have no

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