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Book Review – Live Free or Die by Max Gordon

Posted by mcm0704 on August 31, 2014 |

Live Free or DieMax Gordon File Size: 361 KBPrint Length: 207 pagesSimultaneous Device Usage: UnlimitedPublisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (March 1, 2014)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B00J4BK7D6 BOOK BLURB: When travel writer Katherine “Kit” McCormick honestly reviews her life, she can give it just three stars out of five, until a freak accident catapults her out […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 29, 2014 |

A recent article in the Dallas Morning News about taking on too much responsibility by Jonathan Look made me stop and think about the difference between responsibility and “response-ability.” He wrote, “If we have the trappings of success, but through our lack of ‘response-ability’ have eliminated the time to enjoy them, has this pressure made […]

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The Joys of Farming

Posted by mcm0704 on August 27, 2014 |

Today’s Wednesday’s Guest is Slim Randles, who is here to share the joy of working the soil and planting the seeds and living the farming life. While I haven’t reclined on the ditch grass, I have sat out on a stump and looked at my little farm and breathed that same sigh of contentment. There […]

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A Bit of BSP

Posted by mcm0704 on August 26, 2014 |

Friends often tell me that I am the world’s worst when it comes to promoting my books, and I’ll admit they are right. I never know exactly how to do it without coming across as the proverbial salesperson with an arm full of books knocking on your door. However, if I don’t ever knock on […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on August 25, 2014 |

In keeping with my theme of celebrating strong women, I want to acknowledge the birthday of Althea Gibson. An American tennis player and professional golfer, she was born in South Carolina on August 25, 1927 and was the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956 she […]

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Book Review – A Voyage Remembered by Leslie Snow

Posted by mcm0704 on August 24, 2014 |

A Voyage RememberedLeslie SnowHardcover: 220 pagesPublisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher (March 18, 2014)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1931807787 BOOK BLURB: This is a story of a man and a woman with vastly different backgrounds who overcame obstacles and created art and living experience. Leslie Snow was a dancer, painter, and poet; Louis Féron was a goldsmith, jeweler, and […]

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Friday’s Odds And Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 22, 2014 |

Did you know it is National Tooth Fairy Day? Neither did I, until I saw a mention on Facebook. Then I did a search and found out that there are actually two dates for National Tooth Fairy Day, August 22 and February 28.  Why people cannot settle on one day of the year has not […]

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Writing by the Numbers and Playing by the Rules

Posted by mcm0704 on August 20, 2014 |

Today’s Wednesday’s Guest is Stanley Schatt who is here to share about how his mystery, Silent Partner, came to be. Sometimes we writers to like to give a bit of the backstory. We are all influenced by other writers whose books we enjoy, and the story ideas don’t always come out of thin air. I […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on August 18, 2014 |

WHAT I’M READING: Hangman by Faye Kellerman. I do love her ongoing series with Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus. I have read almost all of the books since the first in the series, and enjoy spending time with them and their family. WHAT I’M SMILING ABOUT: Some good news on the publishing […]

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Book Review – Silent Partner by Stan Schatt

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2014 |

Silent PartnerStan SchattPublished by Pen L PublishingISBN: 978-1-940222-45-5 Release date 9-01-2014$14.97246 pages BOOK BLURB Haunted by her past, Detective Francis “Frankie” Ryan must race against time to solve a double homicide and find a sadistic killer. Besieged from all directions, the only person she can trust is Josh, a tabloid reporter who also writes the […]

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