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“We’re so familiar with ourselves that we tend to take ourselves for granted; we tend to minimize what we can accomplish—the goals we can reach—and for some equally strange reason, we believe others can reach heights which we cannot!” Earl Nightengale, Lead the Field

The beautiful truth is that whatever we see someone else doing, we can also do. If we want to hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, we can do it. If we want to generate an income like James Patterson, we can do that too.

The trick is to learn how to set and achieve goals. Step one is to do the work.

Valerie Francis

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Well, you’re not going to believe this. Reece Witherspoon and I picked the same book for our February book clubs. Sort of.  Late last year, I came across THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict and was fascinated by the premise. Benedict writes historical fiction, much like Philippa Gregory,

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A Girl Named Howard

This month, rather than recommend one book to read, I’m recommending the entire body of work of one author because Anne Rice, who passed away December 11, 2021, single-handedly revolutionized the role of vampires in literature.  Yes, vampires.  And the impact she’s had is more significant than you might realize.

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The Christmas Bookshop

If you’ve had it up to your eyes with holiday preparations and are looking for a light-hearted story to escape into, The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan, might be just the ticket. The title is a bit misleading, in my opinion. Yes, there’s a bookstore. Yes, the plot unfolds in

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