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NEW AND NOTABLE: The Mayor of Oak Street by Vincent Meis

  Title: The Mayor of Oak Street Author: Vincent Traughber Meis Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date:…

New book up on NetGalley

If you’re a reviewer with a NetGalley account, A Letter to Three Witches, my romantic comedy…

Doldrums – Windless Waters

You’re on the sea, sails at full mast. One day the winds of inspiration fail you.…

Mental Health & You: 2021

This has been a crazy year for me and likely for you as well. It’s during…

Monday Memories: Second Grade Project

My Grandmother loved this so much, she hung it in her house. It hangs in mine…

Interview with Bentley Turner

I’m happy to welcome author Bentley Turner. Today, Bentley chats about his creative journey and new…

Spicing Things Up! The Medieval Luxury Food Trade

My faithful blog readers will recognize Toni Mount as a guest who always has exciting insight…

Finding Mr. Right by YA Author Leigh Goff…

How do you know he’s the one? I’m a firm believer in one’s intuition. It’s the…

ZURU’s Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise #Giveaway!

Welcome to the ZURU’s Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise Giveaway! 5 Winners ZURU’s Vlad & Niki…

Feature Writing and Speculative Fiction

I’m now splitting my time between feature writing and speculative fiction, so I’m going to be…

Shadows of Doubt has shades of Pride and Prejudice

I was introduced to author Patricia McAlexander through my editor early this year. I was told…

The Magic Carpet (short story) (children’s fiction) by Leanne Dyck

  photo by ldyck A boring rainy day is enlivened by a creative babysitter. Raindrops pitter-patter…

Monday Mysteries with Marian L Thorpe – Was this the source of Cinderella?

Mysteries, thrillers, crime novels, who-dun-its,cosy mysteries … real mysteries, historical mysteries…it’s all a mystery to me! The…

Diversity in Aging

 Many books use stereotypes for the older character: don’t let yours be one of these. https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/ten-ways-to-add-diversity-in-aging-to-picture-book-collections-by-lindsey-mcdivitt/

Book Review: Madness Solver in Wonderland (Part 1) by E. E. Rawls

So, in my last blog post I shared the beautiful cover of this book with you,…

Amberly Neese Interview, Common Ground Part 2

Part 2 of an Interviewwith Amberly Neese,Author of Common Ground  Q: What can we learn about…

Two days lost, more to come

I took a vacation day on Friday. This was for our granddaughter’s high school graduation. It…

The Windy Tower!

The windy tower, Miss Penny speaking. No … not that kind of wind! Although too many…

Are Deathbed Visions Real?

    The Meaning of End-of-Life Visions   by Tracy Shawn, M.A. Ancestors by Tracy Shawn…

Welcome to the Campfire Cozy Mystery Writer Susie Black

Hi everyone! Welcome to my campfire. This is a place to sit back, relax, and maybe…

Branching Out with Award Winning author Ken Baird of Florida.

    I was recently introduced to Ken by another Scribbler guest, Heather McBriarty, author of…

IT’S SAGA SATURDAY!! Re-publishing news from saga author, Tania Crosse…

Welcome back to my blog, Tania! I’m absolutely thrilled to bits that JOFFE BOOKS have now…

Sally Platt’s ANNIE’S AUTUMN – Unique Western Historical Romance is Delightful

Set in Sweetwater Springs, Montana, presumably in the last quarter of the 19th century, this is…

JD Barker to moderate our panel How to Make Your Blood Run Cold

This is welcome news. I just found out JD Barker, who cowrote The Coast to Coast…

Friday Funnies: Books & Bugs!

Hello, Posse! I hope you have had a wonderful week. Personally, I am so pooped! I…