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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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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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