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Research And Plot

Posted by mcm0704 on July 10, 2019 |

Marilyn Meredith, a prolific mystery author, is my guest today, sharing a post to which most writers can relate. We’ve all wandered down that research path and found new plot elements to explore in our stories.  I reviewed her latest release, Spirit Wind, here last Sunday. Let’s have a refreshing glass of lemonade and enjoy […]

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Happy Fourth – My Birthday

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2019 |

I could hardly let the Fourth of July pass without a mention on the blog today. After all, it’s my birthday, as well as that of the good ol’ U.S. of A. In years past on this date, I’ve shared an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and A Paycheck about my […]

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Book Review – Waters Plantation by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Posted by mcm0704 on June 2, 2019 |

Waters Plantation Myra Hargrave McIlvian File Size: 2122 KB Print Length: 324 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: White Bird Publications, LLC; 1 edition Publication Date: November 6, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B07J1NBZVF BOOK BLURB: It is 1875 in Texas, and Albert Waters takes pride in his image––prosperous merchant […]

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Book Preview – SPARK by J.T. Bishop

Posted by mcm0704 on May 19, 2019 |

Spark J.T.Bishop File Size: 3189 KB Print Length: 343 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publication Date: August 15, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B07FLSLWHQ   BOOK BLURB: Eve Fletcher is on the run. She’s hiding from the men who’ve killed her boss. But she’s not alone. A man she barely […]

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Loving The Work

Posted by mcm0704 on April 17, 2019 |

The guys down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop think tank ponder a most important question today, “Do you like the work you do?” While posed with a hint of amusement, that really is an important question for all of us to consider. How many people are ground down in a job they hate just […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on April 8, 2019 |

On my morning walk, I saw this little blue flower peeking out from a tangle of brush in an empty lot. Getting a good shot was a bit of a challenge as it was fairly deep in the tangle, but I managed and was pleased with the result. As a professional photographer once told me, […]

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Facts About Cats and Immigrants

Posted by mcm0704 on January 4, 2019 |

Starting off today, and the weekend, with a few interesting facts about cats. I found these on the LitterRobot site. There are thirty things listed there, but I only stole, er, borrowed a few: 1. Cats meow for their humans, not for other cats. Domesticated cats have evolved alongside humans long enough to know that […]

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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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#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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