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Top 10 Reasons for Companies to Connect to Communities

I know you are eager for my next book OPEN MEETINGS. It’s on its way. In the meantime, I have been busy as head of corporate communications for Harmonia Therapeutics. Community relations are an important part of my responsibilities, so … Continue reading

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Salute to Fareed Zakaria: Hero of Objective Journalism

In a news media world filled with slanted coverage, I applaud a true hero to the cause of objective, fact-filled journalism – Fareed Zakaria. Dr. Zakaria (Ph.D. from Harvard) has dedicated his career to share as much factual information as … Continue reading

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I Hear You: Tribute to a Courageous Reporter

Anthony Shadid, an American foreign correspondent of Lebanese descent, died last week in Syria. He was there secretly with his photographer, Tyler Hicks, meeting with government opposition forces, reporting for The New York Times. He was only 43, and is … Continue reading

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Jillian’s Valentine Story – Beach Blanket Babylon!!!

Chad just told me we’re going to see Beach Blanket Babylon tomorrow night. Of course, it’s so obvious. I should have known. He even reminded me which hats he planned to wear tonight and tomorrow night. And you all know … Continue reading

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Jillian’s Valentine Story

My ex-husband smiled his lop-sided smile and raised his right eyebrow as he delivered his Valentine invitation to me. Chad excelled at planning and implementing surprises. Fortunately, I savored experiencing them. “You will be prepared to depart your flat early … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Chad hosted a highly entertaining party at his house in Alameda for New Year’s Eve. Of course, my ex-husband couldn’t just have a normal New Year’s Eve party. He had to have a theme. He chose the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers … Continue reading

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Upcoming Promotion of On Message

Mark your calendars! #WLCBookEvent featuring On Message begins Sunday! #amreading #Kindle

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Jillian’s Holiday Story – Part 2

My mother and I stood arm-in-arm at Fort Point in San Francisco oblivious to the wind. Even though I lived in San Francisco, I was in awe of this perspective of the Golden Gate bridge juxtaposed against nature’s opening to … Continue reading

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Jillian’s Holiday Story: Part 1

My mother handed me an envelope with the number “36” (for my age) in my father’s handwriting. I was relieved to see that she looked eager, as often she was sad this time of year. Every Christmas since I was … Continue reading

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Million for a Morgue

Have you heard about the fundraising contest underway at Scotland’s University of Dundee? By donating a pound (about $1.60) you can vote for one of your ten favorite crime writers. They’ll name their state-of-the-art new morgue and research facility after … Continue reading

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