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Palessa

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Palessa is the author of the Baxter Family Saga series as well as other stories.

Her very first published book (aka author's trial by fire) is the interracial romance Unchained Hearts (Baxter Family Saga Book 1) . This crazy soap opera in a book is two love stories in one that opens the door to the life, love, tragedy, and legacy of the Baxters, a powerful, influential South Florida family. The subsequent books delve deeper into the lives of the main members of the family going back all the way to post-World War II Washington, DC.

She’s also the author of Eyubea Girls, her first historical women’s fiction novel that chronicles the life of Lisbette Caldwell who experiences the darker side of marriage on a mission in the wilds of Africa.

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Palessa My writer's block comes in different forms but as I've been learning how to deal with it, I've realized the old fashioned route of pen and paper works…moreMy writer's block comes in different forms but as I've been learning how to deal with it, I've realized the old fashioned route of pen and paper works for me. I 'stream of consciousness' writing that usually opens up the floodgates and my block is dismantled. May take a few tries though, but it always works.(less)
Palessa Being able to express myself through fictional scenarios and writers. I'm always coming up with something and a lot of the ideas don't really make it…moreBeing able to express myself through fictional scenarios and writers. I'm always coming up with something and a lot of the ideas don't really make it but it's great to have this outlet where I can really work at crafting a story with the characters' help(less)
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If I couldn’t write fiction, would I babble to myself in the streets about these crazy Baxters who won’t leave me alone? Probably? Who said I wasn’t doing that already…

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Probably any of the arts that are not performed in a chorus-line are going to come in for a certain amount of romanticizing, but it seems to me particularly bad to do this to writers and especially fiction writers, because fiction writers engage in the homeliest, and most concrete, and most unromanticizable of all arts. I suppose there have been enough genuinely lonely suffering novelists to make this seem a reasonable myth, but there is every reason to suppose that such cases are the result of less admirable qualiti
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“Reading, writing, and personal introspection will not protect us from hardship and suffering, but they might introduce us to critical thinking and expose us to what is good in humankind and beautiful in the world that we share with all of nature. Contemplative thought, especially that supplemented with reading literature and attempting to write our own replies to the echoing voices of writers whom preceded us provide us with the potentiality for change, the possibility of personal illumination that enables us to experience a heighted quality of life.”
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