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Prisoner of Love: The Valentine’s Day Shuffle

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by Lisa Ricard Claro   10 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or, um . . . not. The Naked Truth is that not everyone is crazy about Valentine’s Day. When I was a young kid, it was an excuse to eat ooh-gobs of candy hearts. A real hallelujah went up if someone in the house scored a box of chocolate-covered cherries and was willing [Read more…]

5 Reasons You Should Go to the Gym (That Have Nothing to Do With Body Image or Weight Loss)

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

My daughter Stephanie is a gym rat. She joined CrossFit Ozone a number of years ago and was never heard from again. Okay, that isn’t true. She didn’t disappear, but she does spend 1-2 hours after work every day lifting, squatting, and doing a bunch of other things that have weird names, like burpees and [Read more…]

Oh, My Word! (Sisters, Not Twins)

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 by Lisa Ricard Claro   22 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

A couple weeks ago I took you on a journey through the Unicorn Forest, a trek undertaken by those seeking to publish a novel  ( One thing mentioned was the difference between the words writing and publishing. The words are sisters, but not twins, and that got me thinking of other words that are often [Read more…]

Shark’s Teeth at Sunset

Posted on Jan 24, 2018 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Hello, buttercup, and happy Wednesday. 🙂 You may have already seen the above photo which I posted to my Facebook page this past Sunday. The afternoon was perfect with sunshiny warmth and a salty breeze that whispered in my ears and beckoned me to the beach. The hubster, ever indulgent of my mermaid status, agreed [Read more…]

10 Things to Know Before Becoming a Published Novelist

Posted on Jan 17, 2018 by Lisa Ricard Claro   15 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Aiming to become a published novelist is akin to hunting a unicorn. Magical. Fantastical. At first, it seems impossible, but there’s proof that unicorns exist. You’ve seen photos, talked to successful unicorn hunters who have dined with those elusive creatures. Not everyone finds a unicorn, but you feel it down to your marrow that you [Read more…]

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