August 2018

Should Series Characters Age?

Please help me welcome Judy Alter to the blog as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. She is the author of numerous mysteries, including her latest, Contract For Chaos, that I previewed here on Sunday. Today she is sharing some interesting thoughts on writing books in a series and dealing with characters and how they age as the …

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Book Preview – Contract For Chaos

Contract For Chaos Judy Alter Series: Kelly O’Connell Mysteries Paperback: 334 pages Publisher: Alter Ego Press; 1 edition (June 20, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 0996993509 ISBN-13: 978-0996993500 BOOK BLURB: When four young men sign the rental contract on a Fairmount House, realtor Kelly O’Connell has no idea she has just signed a contract for chaos. …

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#Friday Reads – A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck

Let’s start off a weekend of fun with this cute meme. Who can resist a kitten?   Some of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I got my professional start as a columnist for a Dallas suburban newspaper. It was a humor column about family life at the Miller …

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Book Review -The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning

The Colonel and the Bee Patrick Canning Print Length: 304 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC; 1 edition (June 1, 2018) Publication Date: June 1, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B07D9QT4FM BOOK BLURB: Beatrix, a spirited but abused acrobat in a traveling circus, seeks more than her …

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Aretha Franklin – RIP

Aretha Louise Franklin, singer, pianist and songwriter, born 25 March 1942; died 16 August 2018.  She was a super-star who will be sorely missed. In an article in the New York Times Wesley Morris wrote: We’re never going to have an artist with a career as long, absurdly bountiful, nourishing and constantly surprising as hers. …

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#Fridayreads – Books to Consider

For something just a little different on the blog today, I thought I’d share a bit about books that I recently read, or listened to. Between the news and the negative political ads that are cropping up, I want to disconnect from part of the real world, and for me, disconnecting has always meant getting …

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Think It’ll Rain?

Slim Randles is today’s Wednesday’s Guest with an essay I can relate to today in a specific way as it is raining here, too. There is something so relaxing about rain in most circumstances, unless it turns into a raging storm. So far here, it is only rain, with an occasional rumble of thunder, just …

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