Dr. Roger Leslie, author

Meet Roger Leslie – Author, Editor & Writing Coach

“Fateful detours.” This term was new to me when writing coach Roger Leslie used it in reference to his own writing path. I am well acquainted with life’s detours that take us places we never considered going. That is what happened to Leslie. “I have wanted to be a writer since I was thirteen. I had no intention of doing anything except being a wrier.” He wanted to write novels, such as those written by […]

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Sandy Lawrence Perceptive PR

Meet Sandy Lawrence of Perceptive PR

People often report they never envisioned they’d be doing the kind of work they are doing today.  Houston area Publicist Sandy Lawrence is a case in point. When she retired from her full time employment with Compaq she started PerceptivePR. Compaq was the perfect training ground to launch a PR firm of her own. There she was responsible for marketing, public relations, and corporate communications. She helped shape the corporate image and reviewed all public […]

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Nancy Camden -Camden Web Marketing

Meet Nancy Camden of Camden Web Marketing

Many of us who were around to experience the first landing on the Moon needed a bit of coaxing to join the computer revolution. Website designer and manager Nancy Camden of Camden Web Marketing, was no exception. She reports she got started while searching for the perfect Christmas gift for her then thirteen-year-old son. “A friend suggested we get him a computer. I was skeptical. My son was thrilled. He told me, ‘Mom, you’re going […]

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three-legged stool

Three-Legged Writing Stool

As a teenager I fanticized about what a writing life might be like. I imagined spending my days writing beautiful prose and gazing out the window at the horses I was sure I’d someday have. I have since written thousands of pages of prose. Whether it is beautiful or not is for others to judge. I don’t see horses outside the window, but the colorful birds I see are an adequate diversion from the computer […]

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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 2018

Here we are at another Mother’s Day on the calendar. When Anna Jarvis launched the idea of Mother’s Day in 1908 she had in mind a day set aside to spend time with one’s mother. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, WV on May 10, 1908. When Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 Jarvis did not envision how it would become the major gift-giving-restaurant-booking-card-sending occasion […]

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