September 2016

Friday’s Odds and Ends

Before getting into the usual topics on my Friday blog, I wanted to share some exciting news. S&H Publishing is a small publisher with a big heart that releases quality books. I first did business with them when they accepted my story, “To Love Again” for their International collection of short stories –Short & Happy (or not) Now they …

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Toby Interviews Hazel Mitchell

Please help me welcome Toby and Hazel Mitchell as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. We are getting to know a little more about Hazel, and Toby, through the interview that Toby is conducting. What fun! Here is a link to the review I wrote last Sunday about the book. And for refreshments I thought Toby might enjoy …

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Book Review – Toby by Hazel Mitchell

Toby Hazel Mitchell Age Range: 4 – 6 years Grade Level: Preschool – 1 Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Candlewick (September 13, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0763680931 ISBN-13: 978-0763680930 BOOK BLURB – When a young boy and his father move from one house to another, they decide to adopt a dog from the local rescue shelter. …

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Friday’s Odds And Ends

First off something to hopefully bring a chuckle: SERIOUS STUFF A Facebook friend recently cautioned me about what I post concerning political issues, as it may not help my career to get in the middle of controversial issues. That friend did so in the nicest, most well-meaning way, but I don’t agree that we should hold …

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Meet Author Rich Zahradnik

Rich Zahradnik is my Wednesday’s Guest today. He is the author of a mystery series featuring a journalist working in New York in the ’70s. A Black Sail is the latest book, and I reviewed it HERE last Sunday. I forgot to ask Rich what kind of refreshments he might like, but since he and Coleridge, the …

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Book Review – A Black Sail by Rich Zahradnik

A Black Sail Rich Zahradnik Camel Press October 1, 2016 264 Pages ISBN: 978-1-60381-211-5 $15.95 BOOK BLURB –  A Black Sail is book three of a mystery/thriller series featuring newsman Coleridge Taylor, set on the mean streets of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs in the ’70s.  On the eve of the U.S. Bicentennial, Taylor is covering …

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Book Review – Someone by Alice McDermott

Before posting the review, I just want to take a moment to pause and remember that horrible day when a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001.  As with all horrors that men inflict upon mankind, this one should …

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