Taking a Sabbatical

While I wish my time away was to be spent at a beautiful, secluded Italian villa where I would finish my latest book in a lovely, peaceful setting, the next couple of weeks, or more, will be mostly spent recovering from hip surgery. I won’t go into all the gory details, but I know the …

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Grief Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date

The other day I had a most delightful visit with my neighbor across the street. Before I talk about that, however, it might be good to give a little background on this particular neighbor. The neighborhood where I live is primarily populated with Spanish families, and many of the folks don’t speak very much English. …

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Book Tour: A Beggar’s Bargain by Jan Sikes

A BEGGAR’S BARGAIN The Bargainer Series, Book OnebyJan Sikes Historical Fiction / Literary FictionPublisher: Fresh Ink GroupDate of Publication: March 12, 2024Number of Pages: 324 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! A shocking proposal that changes everything Desperate to honor his father’s dying wish, Layken Martin vows to do whatever it takes to save the family …

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Pop-Up Blog Hop and Giveaway

AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS byKellye Abernathy YA / Magical Realism / Coming of AgePublisher: Atmosphere PressPage Count: 296 pagesPublication Date: February 6, 2024 **** Scroll down for a giveaway! **** “This is a night for being brave.” In the aftermath of a devastating sickness that shatters their close-knit beach town, six lonely kids are drawn together …

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Memories are Treasures

Yesterday, Easter Sunday, while talking with one of my sons, the conversation moved from talking about guitars and guitar players – one very talented one I recently met on Twitter Matt Steady – to my father – a talented player himself – to my father’s dementia from Alzheimer’s. Whew! That’s one of the longest, disconnected …

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