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Another Mass Shooting

Posted by mcm0704 on November 9, 2018 |

Remember the logic tests we took in elementary school where we picked what item doesn’t belong with the others? Here’s one for you. What doesn’t belong on the shelf in my living room? My heart is heavy for the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California early Thursday morning that left 13 dead, […]

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Monday Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on October 29, 2018 |

We aren’t seeing many pretty fall colors here in my small town, but I saw this tree in my next-door-neighbor’s yard. It’s the first really bold color I’ve seen. I’m hoping there will be more. I spent the day Saturday back in Winnsboro to visit with some friends, and we were completely disconnected from the […]

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#FridayReads – The Final Quest by Gabriel Farago

Posted by mcm0704 on October 26, 2018 |

Those of you who are familiar with my blog know that I like to support my fellow authors, so today I’d like to introduce you to a writer from down under, Gabriel Farago. We met online, and I sampled his free story The Forgotten Painting which I very much enjoyed reading. That story introduces readers to Jack […]

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Name That Plant

Posted by mcm0704 on October 1, 2018 |

Before moving on to the little contest, I want to share a picture from the First Page Book Festival I attended this past Saturday at the Decatur Public Library in Decature, TXThe event was great fun, and people seemed to enjoy my talk quite a bit. At least they were polite and laughed at all […]

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Pinatas And Parties

Posted by mcm0704 on September 17, 2018 |

The other day my neighbors were celebrating one of their young daughter’s birthday with a small gathering of friends and a pinata. I’d seen pinatas used at various Spanish celebrations before, but I never knew exactly what they stood for, or their interesting history. Thanks to Wikipedia, I found out that the pinata originated in […]

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#FridayReads – But First Coffee by Sarah Darlington

Posted by mcm0704 on September 14, 2018 |

Title: But First, Coffee Author: Sarah Darlington Release Date: September 10th Series: Love & Coffee, Book 1 BLURB:  She’s the boss. I’m only a barista in her company.I really don’t give a f**k about her one way or the other. And then there’s Doug Maddox, a man with a lot of power over me. He’s blackmailing me. Making me […]

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All About Writing

Posted by mcm0704 on September 7, 2018 |

Playing around on Twitter today, trying to avoid jumping into any of the political fray, I found a link to a site that offers help finding topics about which to blog. Since my brain has decided to take a hiatus the past week or so – pain does that – I’ve struggled to come up […]

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Time Marches On

Posted by mcm0704 on September 5, 2018 |

For those of us of a certain age, Slim Randle’s guest post for today has a bit of resonance. As the years march on, the best we can hope for is good health, wonderful friends and family, and the ability to put one word after another in a way that makes sense and people enjoy. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on September 3, 2018 |

Good Monday morning. First I thought I’d share a picture of my dog, Dusty, playing with Harry. They have only been out in the back yard together a few times, and Harry is a bit intimidated by this dog that is much more energetic than Poppy, Harry’s former canine friend, had been. Dusty likes to […]

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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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