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Gwendolyn M. Plano

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Also writes as Gwen M. Plano

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Plano spent most of her professional life in higher education. Now retired, she enjoys writing. Her first book, Letting Go Into Perfect Love, is a memoir about the shared path to wholeness. Her second book is an inspirational thriller, co-authored with John W. Howell. Two more thrillers follow this first effort, The Choice and The Culmination. She is now writing the final book of the series, The Call.
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Gwendolyn M. Plano Hi Christine,
I wrote about our collective journey through life--the decisions we make or don't make, and how our decisions chart our way. Though I us…more
Hi Christine,
I wrote about our collective journey through life--the decisions we make or don't make, and how our decisions chart our way. Though I used myself as an example to demonstrate my points, my hope was and is that readers reflect upon their own lives, their own decisions.

We all deal with tragedy, loss, fear, sorrow....and when we're facing those hurdles, we all try to find our way. I dealt with some difficult obstacles (domestic violence, my daughter's sexual abuse), but others have equally devastating trials (death of a loved one, severe medical difficulties, and so much more).

For most of my life, I thought I was alone. I'm come to realize that we are never alone. And, that realization opened the door to the extraordinary.

All the best to you,
Gwen
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Author Colleen Chesebro brings us another prompt and invites us to create a syllabic poem. Since this is the second week of the month, we're to focus on synonyms of these two words: dawn and twilight

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This is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on your toes. I loved it, even though its premise is scary and terribly relevant. As others have commented, the lack of a true ending is disappointing. That said, the story is worth the read.
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“Decisions to start a war always come down to what is in the best interests of the powerful few.”
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Harmony Kent's The Vanished Boy is well-written and carefully paced. She takes the reader through a parent's worst fears -- the disappearance of a child, and worse, his potential demise. As the mom of three sons and a daughter, this book tugged at my ...more
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My own interest in poetry led me to this collection of poems by Marcia Meara. “Summer Magic” is a poignant read, through moments both intimate and mystical. The poems capture elements of magic from childhood into adulthood, and especially through the ...more
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We live in disturbing times, and precisely because of the division and anger, I question everything. I ordered this book, not knowing what to expect but hoping for balance. As an eternal researcher, I don't follow the crowds, I try to go to the root ...more
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This western short story takes the reader on a ride with the protagonist, Jack McClean. And as the pages turn, and Jack crosses the rough Texas terrain, readers get to know this mysterious character. His no-nonsense approach to life hides a tender he ...more
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The House of Sorrow is a brief but enjoyable read. As the prequel to the Legends of Madeira series, author Joan Hall sets the stage for the mystery that will unfold. We learn a bit about the home’s history, the dynamism of the ‘60s, and the character ...more
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Having read a few poems by author Pat Garcia, I was drawn to this short story. It captured my attention from the start through an unfolding mystery involving a mysterious character. The sensitivity and depth of Garcia's writing touched my heart. She ...more
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Author Mae Clair demonstrates rare skill in this second book of the Hode’s Hill series. Particularly noteworthy is the ease with which she travels between the late 1700s and the present. The seamless intertwining of the storylines is, at times, breat ...more
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“True forgiveness for me has been and is a progression of faltering baby steps through a storm of flying debris.”
Gwendolyn M. Plano, Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse

“I realize now that tragedy spares no one; it just courts each of us differently.”
Gwendolyn M. Plano, Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse

“When in the throes of our desolation, it is difficult to hope. But when it is time, we walk the corridors of our heart, retrieving the shattered threads of once-believed dreams.”
Gwendolyn M. Plano, Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

“True forgiveness for me has been and is a progression of faltering baby steps through a storm of flying debris.”
Gwendolyn M. Plano, Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse

“When in the throes of our desolation, it is difficult to hope. But when it is time, we walk the corridors of our heart, retrieving the shattered threads of once-believed dreams.”
Gwendolyn M. Plano, Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

(Popular misquote of "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.")”
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Christine Hatfield Well I entered that book but I know that I'm not to win it so that's why I want you to autograph that book in case I don't win it and here's my home address


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Gwendolyn Plano Hi Christine, I would be happy to autograph my book. Are you referring to the Giveaway or a copy you presently have? Warmly, Gwen


Christine Hatfield I was wondering if you can autograph your new book please


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