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Halloween Memories

Posted by mcm0704 on October 31, 2009 |

This is an excerpt from my new book , a humorous memoir titled A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. One of these days I might even finish it and find a publisher for it. Halloween is not like it used to be. With concerns over Politically Correct costumes, candy that has been tampered with, […]

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Spiders? I’m not Afraid of Spiders

Posted by mcm0704 on October 30, 2009 |

Today being Halloween Eve, if Halloween is important enough to have an Eve, I thought I would have some fun with spiders… er, I mean about spiders. I’m not nearly as terrified of them as I used to be, but still, there are limits. I thought about doing this blog the other day when I […]

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Gift Book Suggestion

Posted by mcm0704 on October 29, 2009 |

Here is another review of a book that would make a wonderful gift. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this book when it first came out as a self-pubbed book through IUniverse. After it got rave reviews it was picked up by a major publisher and re-released this year. A wonderful read…. STILL […]

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Why I Write

Posted by mcm0704 on October 27, 2009 |

I love to read interviews with authors, especially when each interview covers something new and different — not just the latest promo for a book. Perhaps this comes from all the years I spent doing feature articles and profiles of people. I like to go beyond the surface and find out interesting details about a […]

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Kids Will Love This Book

Posted by mcm0704 on October 26, 2009 |

Today, I am recommending a book for the children on your holiday shopping list. I met this author at a signing event and fell in love with her books. She has a whole series featuring a family of dogs, and this one is her latest. The Mystery of the Spaniel Family’s Dog House This delightful […]

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Books Make Wonderful Gifts

Posted by mcm0704 on October 23, 2009 |

Off and on over the next month I will post reviews of books that I think would make good Holiday gifts. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but Dani Greer who founded The Blood Red Pencil blog came up with it first, and there will be recommendations there throughout the month of […]

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Our Right to Protest

Posted by mcm0704 on October 22, 2009 |

The furor over the Tea Parties held across the country to protest health care reform and other issues of significant importance has died down just a bit recently, but there are still commentators who question whether the parties do any good. Colleen McCain Nelson who is on the editorial board at The Dallas Morning News […]

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If A French Woman can do it, why not I?

Posted by mcm0704 on October 20, 2009 |

Here is some more fun from my friend Tracy Farr. Enjoy……. I have finally come to a decision – I’ve decided to suck it up, bite the bullet and lose a bit of weight before some fisherman spots me and tries to harpoon me for Sunday brunch. I may only lose an ounce or two […]

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A Wonderful Book

Posted by mcm0704 on October 18, 2009 |

When I lived in Omaha, Nebraska for almost ten years, one of the highlights of my day was reading the Omaha World Herald. I missed the Dallas Morning News and the Herald did not measure up in lots of ways, but it did contain the work of Jeffrey Koterba, a terrific political cartoonist. He has […]

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Author Spotlight

Posted by mcm0704 on October 15, 2009 |

A fellow author, Chris Redding, has graciously hosted me on her blog as the guest author. She did a wonderful interview and I am so grateful to her. One of the things she asked was about the first book I ever wrote and it was fun to go back and remember. Here is a LINK […]

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