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Great Reads Friday

  For lovers of the Disaster Crime Series, book six is now available. Who is Amanda?…

7 Tips On Writing Great Book Reviews

I love books and believe everyone should leave reviews of the books they read. Reviews help…

Making the Switch from Romance to Women’s Fiction

  Hello, my peeps! I was thrilled to blog over at Writer’s Digest regarding the change…

Car Logo Ovals

The other day I was sitting behind a Subaru at a stoplight. I started looking at…

Thoughts As We Make “The Climb”

I’m someone with deeply held political views, but in the seven years of this blog I…

Thursday A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Learn about Teagan’s New Book

“Hey, guys, come here.” “Yes, boss. You might have to call Twiggy twice.” “What’s up? “You…

What I Did by Kate Bradley – review.

Publication date: 21st January, 2020. Description Lisa is running. She has taken her child, Jack, and…

Weekley Character Trivia: Josh Hoffer

Series: By the Bay Book: Decidedly with Baby Hero: Joshua Hoffer Age: 29 Occupation: Forward for…

Hope in Portland?

Portland, Oregon is a city of memories. A quirky, friendly, fun city. A place for back-to-school…

Meet T E Shepherd, Illustrator for my Novels & Lit Fest

A post about T E Shepherd, the gifted artist who is drawing the imagined settings of…

WHAT IFS…..

Dreams, ideas, recollections, wonderings are typical  “WHAT IFs” Imagination is a part of my life,  work, …

Can’t get enough Sci-Fi and Thrillers?

Then check out more than a dozen free books, novellas, or short stories in this compilation.…

Romantic Wales

Everyone knows that St Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, but you don’t have to…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease ~ What is Working for Us

     In November of 2020, Pierre was diagnosed with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Our vet…

Blog Tour and Book Review: A BROKEN SPINE A Beloved Bookroom Mystery by Dorothy St. James

Synopsis: The first in an exciting new series featuring Trudell Becket, a spunky librarian who will…

Barnes and Noble Readouts Serial Reads For January 2021 – The Chocolatier

If you haven’t already read The Chocolatier, Barnes & Noble is bringing it to you in…

I’m over at Writerspace

I’m over at Writerspace today talking about new beginnings. Be sure to stop by.https://www.writerspace.com/new-beginnings-2/

Take the Shoe-on-the-Other-Foot Test

Fairness affects many areas of our life. And yet, even though there’s consensus that things should…

WOMEN WHO MADE MONEY: Women Bankers

Did you know there were women bankers in 18th and 19th century England? This week, I’m…

Interview with the Pooper Scooper

My guest this week is Elaine Faber, author of The Black Cat Mysteries, the Mrs. Odbody…

The Power of YOUR Pen: Why Reviews Build Authorship

Now that I am an author, this topic has become a lot nearer and dearer to…

NO ONE SPOKE

  It was customary, having completed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, to burn the clothes…

Conquering Your Writing Goals with a Strategic Plan

Let’s face it, 2020 was tough on some of us, if not all of us. ​I know…

You Can’t Write Romance That Way

You can’t write romance that way. We like the story. Is there any way you can…

#JusJoJan prompt the 18th – “Wish”

(FICTION) (This is Part 5. Part 1 of this story can be found here, Part 2…