Month: April 2021

Friday’s Odds and Ends

Now a couple of things I need to comment about. Things that have rankled for quite some time. First off, a note to reporters on NPR, especially those contributing to the morning news program Up First. It only lasts about ten minutes, and I listen almost every day, appreciating the quick update on things that …

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Book Blog Tour – To The Republic by Bruce Clavey

Being a naturalized Texan, meaning I’ve lived her long enough to be considered almost a native, I’m pleased to be able to showcase this new book that is part history and part celebration of the Lone Star State. Enter the giveaway to win a copy and some cool swag. TO THE REPUBLIC The Republic Series, …

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The Mad Ramblings of a Joker by Brandon Dillon

THE MAD RAMBLINGS OF A JOKER By Brandon Dillon Publisher: Paper Airplane PublishingPub Date: January 24, 2021Pages: 156 pagesCategories: Poetry / Psychology / PTSD / Veteran Stories Scroll for Giveaway! +++ BOOK BLURB +++ Poet Brandon Dillon makes his debut with The Mad Ramblings of a Joker, a brutally honest collection full of metaphor and vibrant …

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The Second Amendment vs Mass Shootings

Before I started writing novels and screenplays, I was a journalist, working for a few regional and national publications. At the regional level, I wrote two newspaper columns, one humorous and one general. At that second gig, I could write anything I wanted, oh bless that editor’s heart who let me do that! Often those …

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Book Blitz: The Takeaway Men by Meryl Ain

THE TAKEAWAY MEN By Meryl Ain Publisher: SparkPressPub Date: August 4th, 2020Pages: 265 pagesCategories: Historical / Jewish Literature / Sibling Fiction / Holocaust With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp. In the years after …

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Book Blog Tour – Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard

Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard Publisher: Abalos PublishingPublication Date: March 23, 2021Pages: 326 Pages Categories: Action & Adventure / Contemporary / Women’s Fiction Scroll for Giveaway! Dying isn’t just hard on the ones left behind, the regret of unfinished lives weighs heavily on the terminally ill. That’s where Dire’s Club steps in, a specialty travel agency that …

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#Lonestarlit Book Blitz – Stiff Lizard by Lisa Haneberg

STIFF LIZARD By LISA HANEBERG Series: A Spy Shop Mystery Publisher: Written Pursuits PressPages: 364 pagesPub Date: March 13th, 2021Categories: Women Sleuths / Cozy Mystery / Private Investigator / Humor Rodent Roger, a popular Galveston Island exterminator, goes missing the day after he tells private investigator and spy shop owner Xena Cali about a concerning …

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Hump-Day Humor from Slim Randles

Help me welcome Slim Randles as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. The pandemic sure is taking it’s toll on folks, a fact that Janice and Annette can testify to. Sometimes it makes us say the oddest things, and it’s hard to recognize a joke when we can’t see a smile. Before turning the blog over to Slim, …

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