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Letting Go…

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 by Casey Hagen   3 Comments | Posted in changes · children · empty nest · family · letting go · parenting

Our family changed yesterday. This had happened before, but yesterday was by far the hardest. Six years ago we moved from Florida to Pennsylvania leaving my then fifteen-year-old stepdaughter behind with her mother. It sucked, but it was necessary for our financial well-being and her social well-being. The job industry was tanking spectacularly so we…

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Snippet Sunday June 28, 2015

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 by Casey Hagen   7 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

I’m back everyone…here’s a snippet from my novella Falling In Fiji! “You’re awfully quiet over there.” She leaned her head on his arm as they walked through thick growth forming a canopy over the curved wooden bridge. “Just thinking.” “About?” They stopped in the middle of the arch under a blanket of yellow and purple…

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Father’s Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2015 by Casey Hagen   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

This Father’s Day has been a tough one for our family. With youngest in the hospital for the past week and middle graduating and getting ready to move out of our house for good in just over a week, our nerves have been stretched taught. Over the years, through the roller coaster of experiences we’ve…

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Snippet Sunday June 7, 2015

Posted on Jun 7, 2015 by Casey Hagen   13 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

When she found him a few minutes later in the living room he was folding the fitted sheet he pulled off the couch. His chest bare. His athletic shorts hanging low on his hips. Did she mention his chest was bare? Yeah. That. Since it seemed she swallowed her tongue, she stood there. Staring. She…

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Snippet Sunday May 31, 2015

“What are you doing?” “Sitting with you.” He picked up his menu and smiled when he spotted her glare from the corner of his eye. “There is a bench on the other side.” “I’m good.” She sighed and pulled out her phone. He glanced over and saw twenty-six text messages. She scrolled through so fast…

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Snippet Sunday May 24, 2015

Posted on May 24, 2015 by Casey Hagen   2 Comments | Posted in amwriting · authors · blog · bloggers · book · editing · fellow writers · fiction · first book · first draft · romance · romance novel · romance writer · rough draft · writers · writers life · writing

“Everett, the shower is all yours—oh! Sorry,” Corrine stopped short when she noticed him on the phone. But not before his mother heard her voice, “Oh honey, was that a woman I heard in the background?” Shit. “Yeah Mom.” “Who is she? Are you dating? Do you have a girlfriend I don’t know about?” “She’s…

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Snippet Sunday May 17, 2015

Posted on May 17, 2015 by Casey Hagen   8 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Corrine leaned back resting her hand on her full belly. “I’m ready for that shower now.” “Why don’t you go ahead and I’ll clean up.” “Thanks. Where did you put my suitcase?” “It’s by the entry. We never made it to the back of the bungalow.” Her heart jumping into her throat, she felt the…

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I’m In Renovation Hell Folks and It’s Making Me Cranky!

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Casey Hagen   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

The Hagen household looks like the Tasmanian Devil himself wreaked havoc with our otherwise orderly world. Our spacious entryway is overladen with underlayment, Pergo flooring, tools, paint, blinds, shipping materials, and packing materials leaving my house a cluttered mess. We decided to upgrade our bathroom. We’re not changing the tub or shower, just the paint,…

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Mother’s Day Snippet Sunday May 10, 2015

Posted on May 10, 2015 by Casey Hagen   9 Comments | Posted in Sunday Snippets · writing

First of all for all the fellow mothers out there and the dads rocking the job of both mom and dad! And now… …continued from last week’s snippet! “I leaned back in the tub and trapped a pocket of air between me and the tub. I ended up suction cupped to my bathtub and couldn’t…

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