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Should Series Characters Age?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 29, 2018 |

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

Posted by mcm0704 on August 27, 2018 |

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

Posted by mcm0704 on August 24, 2018 |

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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Fun With Research

Posted by mcm0704 on August 22, 2018 |

Please help me welcome Patrick Canning to the blog as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. I reviewed his book, The Colonel and The Bee last Sunday, and Patrick is here to share a bit about his research for that book. Research is such an important part of writing, and sometimes it is so much fun we almost […]

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Book Review -The Colonel and the Bee by Patrick Canning

Posted by mcm0704 on August 19, 2018 |

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

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2018 |

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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Of Birds And The Art of a Backhoe

Posted by mcm0704 on August 15, 2018 |

On my walk this morning I saw a bird that looked a lot like this picture of a baby Blue Heron. I don’t know for sure if that is what it was, but this is what it looked like. Of course I didn’t have my camera with me to take a picture. I was surprised […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on August 13, 2018 |

I had a busy weekend editing my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant And A Paycheck, getting it ready to publish. It will be on Kindle first, and available at the end of the month. This is a book I’ve been working on off and on for several years and is a compilation of weekly […]

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#Fridayreads – Books to Consider

Posted by mcm0704 on August 10, 2018 |

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?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 8, 2018 |

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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