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Five Gifts My Father Gave Me


by Lillian Csernica on June 16, 2013 As you know, I’ve written about my father in a previous post.  My father wasn’t all that comfortable with expressing emotions.  He tended to let money do the talking.  That meant I got … Continue reading

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My Father, Much Missed


by Lillian Csernica on May 12, 2013 Day 12: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…) I miss my father.  Daddy took a fall in the snow and ended up in the … Continue reading

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On Tour in My Own Back Yard


by Lillian Csernica on October 18, 2015 This weekend Santa Cruz County held its Open Studio Art tour.  The city of Santa Cruz is known as a haven for artists of all kinds.  What people often don’t realize is that … Continue reading

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My Steampunk Debut!


by Lillian Csernica on May 6, 2015     I am delighted to announce the release of Twelve Hours Later.  Two of my stories appear here, “In the Midnight Hour” and “A Demon in the Noonday Sun.”  They are my … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Salutes


by Lillian Csernica on June 15th, 2014   I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the male role models out there who are doing their part to help raise the hope of the future.       … Continue reading

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Four Q&A About My Writing Process


by Lillian Csernica on March 28, 2014 Today’s post is part of a Writing Process Blog Hop I was invited into by one of my favorite people, Setsu Uzume. As part of the Hop, I’m answering four questions about my … Continue reading

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Japan, the Heart of My Romance Novel


by Lillian Csernica on July 28, 2013 Yama-Shinden, Satsuma, Kyushu, Japan.  1865 This is the setting for my current novel Sword Master, Flower Maiden.  My fictional setting, Yama-Shinden, means “mountain village.”  Satsuma is the domain on Kyushu where Yama-Shinden is … Continue reading

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My Novel, in 250 Words or Less.


by Lillian Csernica on July 19, 2013 Day One:  Introduce your latest writing project with an elevator pitch or maximum 250 words. Sword Master, Flower Maiden is set in Japan, 1865, a time when clans supporting the Emperor battle samurai … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge B is for Boat


by Lillian Csernica on April 2, 2019 Flannery O’Connor once said, “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information to last him the rest of his days.” Today I am going to tell you a story about a boat. … Continue reading

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Family Gardens, Family Trees


by Lillian Csernica on Februart 12, 2018 “To be one woman, truly, wholly, is to be all women. Tend one garden and you will birth worlds.” –Kate Braverman Springtime with its new growth of plants and flowers always makes me … Continue reading

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