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January 5, 2016

I am now working on chapter 8 of my new novel, 'Vanished'. 

As usual, I'm working on a chapter-to-chapter basis with my editor, Lee Ann. She had sent the first seven chapters two days ago :-)



 

 

 

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George Santos resigns from House Committees, Omar removed from Foreign Affairs: live updatesEmbattled freshman Rep. George Santos told his House Republican colleagues Tuesday morning he will recuse himself from his committee positions.
     

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Assistant HS girls basketball coach relieved of duties for impersonating 13-year-old playerAssistant JV basketball coach Arlisha Boykins, 22, has been fired from Churchland HS in Virginia after impersonating a 13-year-old player in a game.
     

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After a decade, CRISPR gene editing is a 'revolution in progress.' What does the future hold?Over the next decade, scientists predict CRISPR will yield multiple medical treatments and be used to modify crops.
     

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