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  • December 27th, 2009 | 12:01 AM
31 Blogs You Might Not Know - Melissa Wiley

When I want to feel like I've been hugged, this is one of the blogs I head for, Here in the Bonny Glen. Author Melissa Wiley has created a warm and friendly place in the blogosphere that is about writing and raising kids and homeschooling and living green and being real, right here, right now. I'll warn you, a lot of her posts will move you to tears, but they never leave me feeling sad. Often they leave me wishing I was a part of what sounds like a wonderful family.

The Boy with the Perfect Heart is a great example of a perfectly told tear-inducing story and this one which talks about how some of us have a tendency to have more "tearing up moments" than others.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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December 28th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
I've known Lissa for a good while, and I miss having her close by. Her blog is awesome and it's almost like having her still in Virginia. Almost.
January 12th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Susan, what an honor and a treat to be included in your wonderful series! Gosh, thanks. :) If you are ever in San Diego I *will* give you a big hug.

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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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