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Science, Recycling, and Friday Funnies

Posted by mcm0704 on March 27, 2020 |

In the spirit of social distancing, I’m sending out a virtual hug to everyone, via this cute image a friend of mine sent. I love it. Before sharing links with the latest stats on the spread of nasty corona virus, I want to share this from The Daily Podcast. On this morning’s episode Carl Zimmer, […]

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An Interview With a Fictional Character

Posted by mcm0704 on March 25, 2020 |

A Long Way Home Myra Hargrave McIlvain Myra interviews Meredith Haggerty, the protagonist in this wonderful story I reviewed here last Sunday. BLURB: After crippling her husband in an auto crash, Meredith Haggerty endures years of his abuse while harboring a plan to escape when she can make it look as if she died. She grasps […]

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#Humor From Slim Randles

Posted by mcm0704 on March 18, 2020 |

I just returned from North Carolina where I attended my granddaughter’s wedding. (By the picture above, you can probably guess what city we were in.) The festivities were all wonderful, but unfortunately, the plane ride stirred up my trigeminal neuralgia big time, and I wasn’t able to participate to the level that I would have […]

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#Fridayreads – Excerpt from Desperate Season

Posted by mcm0704 on March 13, 2020 |

I’m continuing with scenes from the third book in the Seasons Mystery Series, Desperate Season. I’m still working on the final read-through and edit before submitting it for publication. I hope you enjoy reading these excerpts, and I’d love any feedback you are willing to give. If you’d like to get the first two books […]

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A Favorite Fishing Hole

Posted by mcm0704 on March 11, 2020 |

Once again I welcome Slim Randles as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. The guys from the Mule-Barn Truck Stop are out at their favorite fishing hole. It’s getting to be that time of the year again for casting a line out at the lake to see what you can catch. Many of the columns Slim shares here, […]

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Book Blitz – Bayou City Burning by D.B. Borton

Posted by mcm0704 on March 7, 2020 |

BAYOU CITY BURNING Harry & Dizzy Lark, Book 1 by D.B. BORTON Mystery / Detective / Humor / Historical Publisher: Boomerang Books Date of Publication: May 30, 2019 Number of Pages: 390 Houston, 1961: comedy meets mystery and history. It’s hard to be hard-boiled when your biggest fan and worst critic is your twelve-year-old daughter, especially when […]

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Book Review – Nina’s Memento Mori by Mathias B. Freese

Posted by mcm0704 on February 28, 2020 |

Nina’s Memento Mori Mathias B. Freese Paperback: 148 pages Publisher: Wheatmark (September 24, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 162787710X ISBN-13: 978-1627877107     Near the end of Nabokov’s Lolita, Humbert makes an honest admission: “[A]nd it struck me…that I simply did not know a thing about my darling’s mind.” That line sums up the isolate game […]

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Of Goats and Farmers

Posted by mcm0704 on February 26, 2020 |

Join me in welcoming Slim Randles as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. This story about Steve and the goat really resonated with me. When I first moved to my little “ranch” in East Texas, I wanted a goat. Despite what folks said about not getting a billy, I bought the cutest little kid, that soon grew into […]

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Sitting on a Fortune Book Blog Tour and Review

Posted by mcm0704 on February 21, 2020 |

SITTING ON A FORTUNE The Sisters, Texas Book 9  by BECKI WILLIS Genre: Cozy Mystery / Romance / Women Sleuths Publisher: Clear Creek Publishing Date of Publication: February 11, 2020 Number of Pages: 228 Scroll down for giveaway!   Hidden fortune. Hidden danger.  Madison Reynolds deCordova is about to uncover a dangerous secret…literally. During In […]

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Good Deeds Go Unnoticed, Sometimes

Posted by mcm0704 on February 19, 2020 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. The guest here at my house is a return of the nasty cold I had last week. I thought I’d kicked it out, but somehow it slipped back in. Must have been that day it was unseasonably warm here in Northeast TX, and I had a window […]

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