Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi
Mary Campisi

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A Dedication to My Mom

I dedicated A Family Affair: The List to my mom, the woman who gave me life and helped shape me into the person I am—my mother. (Read the complete dedication below.)...

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Distractions, life, and getting the work done

I am a deadline sort of person. Give me a deadline and I will reach it 99.9% of the time. On the other hand, give me a vague when you have time or let me know when you think you can do this and it will take me three times longer to complete the task....

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A Dog and His Words

What started out as a curiosity has turned into a quest to improve our rescue dog Henry’s vocabulary. ...

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Cleaning up and cleaning out.

When I finished my last book, I literally could not see the top of my writing desk. I won't pretend this is new, but it was really bad this time and the fact that I’d accumulated more piles of “to-do’s” since mom's passing, made the room even messier....

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The art of imagination and brainstorming

Our granddaughter spent the afternoon with us last week. I'd already told her that we had a lot of “work” to do and that included organizing the drawer where we kept envelopes, cards, and return address labels....

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The Art of Patience

As many of you know, I’m an avid gardener and love spending time with my perennial flowers. It’s truly relaxing and when I’m digging in the dirt, it’s one of the best ways for me to think about my stories....

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Books, Bourbon and Beauty

In 2018, my husband and I took a trip to the Bourbon Trail. He’s taken several motorcycle trips there with his buddy, and always returned sunburned, relaxed, and full of tales....

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A Special Anniversary

Several months ago, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. That is so hard for us to believe!...

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A Heartfelt Thank You

Thank you to everyone who reached out with words of comfort and inspiration regarding Mom’s passing....

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