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Diane Condon-Boutier

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Grew up in Michigan, the daughter of a librarian and a junk food factory manager. Food for thought....
Married shockingly young and moved to Florida where I continued my college education, receiving a diploma in foreign language education from the University of Central Florida at 21. Moved to France following love after the predictable break from my equally young first husband. Married and spent the next twenty years operating a series of shops dedicated to the sale of fashion jewellery and gifts, noteably nautical decoration. Cupid brought me two lovely daughters before abandoning me in the dust once again. Throughout the years, my desk drawer filled itself with bits of paper stapled together on which I dribbled stories, thoughts and
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Diane Condon-Boutier hmmm... Let me see. I guess successfully never getting full of yourself. snobbery is not a by product of being an author. Thick skin is though.…morehmmm... Let me see. I guess successfully never getting full of yourself. snobbery is not a by product of being an author. Thick skin is though. Criticism comes from everywhere, but never from anywhere as important as from yourself. I beat myself up over everything I write. Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy, and at other times my own best friend. Because your best friend rarely says to you: "that sucks, do it over." Your worst enemy would simply say "You suck." and walk away. (less)
Diane Condon-Boutier I write something else: a blog entry, an article for my website, a short story, a flash fiction piece, a letter to my mom...anything to get my head in…moreI write something else: a blog entry, an article for my website, a short story, a flash fiction piece, a letter to my mom...anything to get my head in the writer's mind set....
I also tend to read aloud the work from the last writing session to get working on tweaking what sounds stiff or out and out wrong. Then, when I'm lucky, the thoughts get flowing, the next paragraph comes out all by it self, like magic weaving through my hair and out through my fingers. (less)
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This Saturday March 4th, 2017, at the Maison de la Presse in Dieppe, France from 10am through 1pm, I'll be signing copies of "Spooky: the Adventures of a Ship's Cat in WWII" or the sister version in French: "Spooky: les Aventures d'un Chat dans la Seconde Guerre Mondiale".

Also available: "Through These Doors".

Readers can also find Spooky in the gift shops at the Memorial in Caen, The Pegasus B... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: 1940 Normandy, France: three worry free 15 year olds are exploring one of the caves dug into the cliff face in Dieppe. The Nazis haven't yet invaded the town.
Into Blue (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: a dying man's introspection
chapter 10 of the Manoir at Bout L'Abbé (Humor)
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Description: Debra gets over an attempted break-in and decides to purchase a guard dog, but gets more than she expects.
traffic jam (Romance)
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Description: love/singing at first sight?
Floyd and Sally (Romance)
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Description: a short love story with a twist
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“You can't expect to win the war if you send archers into battle armed with only a bow and an empty quiver.”
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“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Henry Ford

“He is so full of manure, that man, we could lay him in the dirt and grow another one just like him." Ruby about her dad in "Cold Mountain”
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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