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Book Review: The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen

Posted by mcm0704 on June 22, 2019 |

The Summer We Lost Her Tish Cohen Paperback: 352 pages – $11.59 Publisher: Gallery Books (June 4, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1501199684 ISBN-13: 978-1501199684 e-book – $12.99 BOOK BLURB: It’s been a busy—and expensive—few years for Matt and Elise Sorenson, and their young daughter Gracie, whom they affectionately call Little Green. Matt, a Manhattan lawyer, […]

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Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Posted by mcm0704 on April 2, 2019 |

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Kelly Harms Print Length: 328 pages ISBN: 1542040574 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication Date: May 1, 2019 Language: English BOOK BLURB – Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids […]

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Book Excerpt -Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on March 29, 2019 |

It was five years ago yesterday that my mother, Evelyn, died, and it will be four years ago in June that I started writing the book that has become, Evelyn Evolving. It took almost three years of writing and rewriting to get the story right, then another year for the book to find a publisher. […]

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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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Taking a Break

Posted by mcm0704 on June 29, 2018 |

I will be offline for the most part during the next week and a half. First to spend a few days with my kids over the weekend celebrating my birthday without attachments to electronics. They have arranged everything for the party, and I don’t even know the venue, or what is planned for Saturday. I […]

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#Fridayreads – Excerpt From a Humorous Memoir

Posted by mcm0704 on June 22, 2018 |

Now that I am back living in a neighborhood and not out in the country anymore, this excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant And A Paycheck, is particularly meaningful. I did like my country home that was surrounded by pine trees, so there was no real lawn to deal with. The rest […]

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Friday Read – Book Excerpt

Posted by mcm0704 on June 7, 2018 |

As promised on Monday, here is another excerpt from A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, my humorous memoir. Back when I was writing the weekly newspaper column, from which most of this book is taken, I didn’t shy away from poking fun at anyone, including myself. Today, let’s share some chocolate, chocolate chip muffins. […]

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Book Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on May 4, 2018 |

I’m going to be at a fun event on Saturday in Winnsboro, and I’m really looking forward to seeing my friends there. Bill Jones and I will sign copies of our books, Images of America and Reflections of Winnsboro, and then I will have my own books available for purchase and autographs. And now another […]

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Are You A Hunter?

Posted by mcm0704 on November 3, 2017 |

Fall is the time for hunting for a lot of people – birds, deer and other game. Many hunters do it to help feed their families, but some do it just for sport. Slim Randles is here with a story of one man who does hunt for food, but may not always shoot. Join me […]

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Book Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on June 30, 2017 |

This is always a really busy time for me as I jump between two drama camps – one that just finished and one that starts July 10th – and have my birthday bash in between. But I love the company, and I love the kids who come to the camps. Even though I am ready […]

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