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Dixie Dawn Miller Goode

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I am a creative, wonderful, wacky woman; teacher, writer, mom and grandmother, wife and daughter. I love children, travel, camping and hiking and I am addicted to reading and writing. I am a storyteller and a friend. Many people in my family have been adopted and I work with special needs children. I have published a trio of YA fantasy Novels about Duffy Barkley and a Time twisted tale of the Oregon Trail, plus three picture books for children. I love to look for the beauty in this world and help others see it too. I still believe Love trumps hate.

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Dixie Dawn Miller Goode I tend to write the way I read, more than one book going at once. Slowly I have been making progress on three books. The furthest along is the third…moreI tend to write the way I read, more than one book going at once. Slowly I have been making progress on three books. The furthest along is the third book in the Tales of Uhrlin. I have tentatively titled it "Duffy Barkley: the Third Charm" and in this book my young hero is again worried about his younger sister, and also his Aunt when both females vanish from Aunt Peg's farm. I am also working on another book about the writing desk that allows people in similar situations in different times, to communicate by sometimes finding the other person's journal's and possessions inside the desk. This second novel features two 15 year old boys in the looming shadow of active volcanoes to communicate over almost two millennia. The third book would be my thee children's picture book, featuring paintings and photographs and information about redwood trees.(less)
Dixie Dawn Miller Goode I always knew I was meant to write, I started telling myself stories before I even knew what words were. I wrote poems and outlined stories on every…moreI always knew I was meant to write, I started telling myself stories before I even knew what words were. I wrote poems and outlined stories on every scrap of paper that came my way and yet, I cheated myself by letting life get in the way. I only wrote when I had a deadline, an assignment to fill, or when I was writing long Holiday letters to copy and send out en-masse.

Then I began telling my stories to my kids, until there was a young handicapped boy named Duffy Barkley, already living and breathing in the air with me. And then I heard about two extremely helpful on-line sites, one being NaNoWriMo, and they changed my life from, "Someday" to "Do it Now!" Flylady.com, was mainly a site where I was encouraged to give up perfection and just bless my home with 15 minutes at a time. What can you do in 15 minutes a day? Create a warm, welcoming home out of Chaos, and write a novel in your spare time. Learn to Finally Love Yourself (FLY) as you do it. And in bursts of inspiration and the willingness to just jump in where I was, my first dream of a book became a real thing that can be found on-line and in stores and held and hated or loved and has begun a life without me. (less)
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People can debate back and forth forever  on writer’s block and if it is real, or how to cure it. One group of writers insists that if writing is approached like a job, and one writes every day, even if what they produce is garbage, that that “Shitty first draft” is infinitely better than having produced nothing. At least a bad draft can be improved on and polished. But even polished and fossi... Read more of this blog post »
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“If I could tell you about Red
I would sing to you of fire Sweet like cherries
Burning like cinnamon Smelling like a rose in the sun”
Dixie Dawn Miller Goode, Rainbows Around Us

“Remember that an act of hatred belittles the one who acts it
out - but not the one it is done against unless that person allows it
to. Each person who reaches out in love grows a bit himself even
when the love appears to be refused.”
Dixie Dawn Miller Goode, Duffy Barkley Is Not a Dog: Tales of Uhrlin Book One

“till, silently
without one peep, the angels come, their watch to keep.
They'll hold you safe while dreaming deep. The pillow cool beneath your head,
all star lit is your feather bed which glides the moonbeams like a sled,
above towns which glitter blue and red.”
Dixie Dawn Miller Goode, Moonrise

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A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist."

In mundane terms, it marks a "leap" in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!

But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...

A day of unlocked potential.

Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you?

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”
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“Remember that an act of hatred belittles the one who acts it
out - but not the one it is done against unless that person allows it
to. Each person who reaches out in love grows a bit himself even
when the love appears to be refused.”
Dixie Dawn Miller Goode, Duffy Barkley Is Not a Dog: Tales of Uhrlin Book One

“she thought of the mix of kids in her class and in Melissa’s and she knew that the future could be bright. No one had tried to say she didn’t have a right to be in that school, or acted interested in who her ancestors were, but they had been interested in who she was and where she had moved from. They wanted to know what she did and wore and liked.”
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