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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 31, 2010 |

First I want to mention that today is the last day of the big sale from the BackList Books authors. 25% off already low-priced e-books from over 40 authors in a wide variety of genres. My book, One Small Victory, is one of the books offered. These books were all originally published by traditional publishers […]

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Too Many Laws

Posted by mcm0704 on December 29, 2010 |

In a recent column in The Dallas Morning News, Philip Howard put forth a unique idea, have federal and state laws expire after ten or fifteen years. He proposed that laws be repealed so they could be revisited instead of piling up like “sediment in a harbor.” Just think of how streamlined some aspects of […]

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Sale on E-Books

Posted by mcm0704 on December 26, 2010 |

There is a terrific sale on the Backlist E-Books site on a wide variety of books from romance to mystery. The sale starts today, Dec 26th and runs  through Dec 31st. The  books offered were once out in either hardback or paperback by traditional publishers, including my One Small Victory, and the authors retained the […]

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A Little Holiday Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on December 24, 2010 |

Tis the day before Christmas and all is not done,Things on the “to do” list number a million and one.There are cookies to cut while the oven is hot,And a gift for Aunt Mildred. Egad! I forgot. There are presents to measure, to balance and wrap,If the stacks are not even the kids will know […]

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Where I am today….

Posted by mcm0704 on December 21, 2010 |

I’m over at the All Day, All Night blog written by a group of us all named Maryann – with various spellings of course. The title of the blog comes from the old song, “All day, all night, Maryann. Down by the seashore sipping sand…..” Most of the authors there are romance writers, but they […]

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Book Review- One Small Victory

Posted by mcm0704 on December 20, 2010 |

I just received this wonderful review for my book and wanted to share it. “One Small Victory will draw you into one mother’s desire to fight back and make a difference. With guts and determination, Jenny heads into dangerous drug trafficking territory. Though she puts herself into a situation that gets her in way over […]

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E-Books Have Come a Long Way

Posted by mcm0704 on December 18, 2010 |

It has been exciting to see the surge in e-book sales with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook and the iPad, as well as other reading devices. A lot of authors, including myself, are taking advantage of the interest in e-books by publishing new book straight to electronic formats, as well as putting […]

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Whats Wrong With This Picture?

Posted by mcm0704 on December 17, 2010 |

A friend sent this message the other day and it really resonated with me.  I have edited the letter some to hide identities and for space constraints. I’m so angry with the government in this country.  Not newly angered just still, and for more reasons.  My good friends and neighbors have both been unemployed for […]

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Another Holiday Gift for Readers

Posted by mcm0704 on December 15, 2010 |

Continuing my suggestions of good books to buy for Holiday gifts, I want to recommend books by Raymond Atkins. I read The Front Porch Prophet two years ago, and last year read Sorrow Wood Both excellent books. The Front Porch Prophet  by Raymond L. AtkinsISBN: 978-1933836386Publisher: Medallion PressDate of publish: July 1, 2008Pages: 400S.R.P.: $25.95 […]

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Holiday Gifts

Posted by mcm0704 on December 14, 2010 |

Today I am over at Terry O’Dells blog Terry’s Place where I am sharing a bit about  what it means to give and receive a gift. If you have a minute, stop by and let us know what gifts mean to you. I learned a lesson one year that has stayed with me for a […]

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