Entries by Tanya Dawson



2022 is sliding into 2nd base and diving into cool water as we celebrate summer’s beginning. I like to note these moments to myself, whether I stand at the kitchen sink and gaze out the window, post on social media, or send a card. Sometimes I write about them, often in a journal that has […]

Mary Ryan Jones

Andersen Light’s Georgie Jones’ relationship with her mother, Mary Ryan Jones, isn’t complicated. It’s understandable. After all, people are multifaceted, and their relationship continually reshapes with life situations. Georgie’s role as daughter morphs from cheerful, happy kid to protector, from unease to angst, and from wary to admiration. Daughter of wholesome country folk, Mary Ryan […]

Fresh New Look!

Dear Readers, Welcome to the fresh new look of my updated website!  Enthusiastic kudos go to web design master, Bryan “Sully” Sullivan, for his inner artist, collaborative spirit, and all-around technical expertise. Please check out the Let’s Connect page and let me know what you think? If you’ve just been on the Home page you […]

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Local Authors, Author Life & Book Report

The last few weeks have been nicely jam-packed with activities, which have included meeting with local authors and my own author life works. Las Cruces Writers A few of the many local authors had our first in-person (since the start of the COVID pandemic) Las Cruces Writers group meeting at Cafe de Mesilla. The owner, […]

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Grab a Comfort Book & Assume the Position

These are the times for comfort. We reach for comfort food (my latest favorite is Nairn’s gluten-free biscuit, especially the stem ginger and chocolate varieties) and find a cozy spot to snack and assume the position. What’s your comfort book? Odd contortioning aside, the aforementioned comfy position is ready-made for comfort books. Do you reach […]