Entries by Tanya Dawson

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Fictional Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel, Part One

Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel is the fictitious lighthouse near the fictional town of Mystic Creek. It’s been in the Andersen family since its inception—before the Light House Establishment or its successor, the Lighthouse Service. Andersen lightkeeping goes way back to the old country, the Northern Lighthouse Board and Robert Stevenson companies, if the […]

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Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel (Working Title) Manuscript Update

This post includes a link to my first video (https://youtu.be/4SuJVtowg4g) with the latest update on the Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel manuscript. In the video you’ll see me ready for a New Mexico morning of errands, including the U.S. Post Office. New fiction author, Tanya D. Dawson, has written a story for the young […]

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Meet Katie, Canine Coworker & Officemate

Katie, a perpetually shedding, half Beagle/half Shiba Inu, is my friend, canine coworker and officemate. She follows me from room to room and stations herself somewhere between the door and me, either to guard or keep me in place. Early mornings we both assume the positions for meditation and yoga/stretching. However, Katie’s role is more […]

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Lessons Learning — Knowing Now What We Now Know is Okay (Distractions)

I know we don’t know what we don’t know. Still, sometimes I wish I had known some of what I’ve learned over the past few years a long time ago, don’t you? I allow wistfulness its brief moment but move on to appreciate my lessons—not fully learned, but learning. For example, did you know distractions […]

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Georgie and Josefina ask, “What Would Luther Say?”

When baffled by a new subject or problem, Georgie and Josefina respond with, “Let’s ask Luther,” or “What would Luther say?” Whether unexpected or truth the girls hadn’t yet faced, Luther’s guidance and instruction are kind, wise and likely seeded with humor. Like the time something happened before P.E. class and Georgie reacted—really, really reacted. […]


BFF Who’s a Boy

Shawn Green is Georgie and Josefina’s best-friend-who’s-a-boy and a true cyber geek. He lives with his dad, Derrick, brother Earl, and Aunt Darlene. We often find Shawn hunched over the phone his dad uses to communicate with him when he and Earl are away testing special comms for the government. Shawn is not a fan […]