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All About Books

Posted by mcm0704 on November 18, 2019 |

Good Monday morning. Today the blog will primarily be about books and a great contest. I’ll share some danish as we read along… We writers know the tough work of the business really starts after the hard work of crafting a novel ends and we have to start the marketing. It would be so much […]

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Another Conspiracy Theory

Posted by mcm0704 on November 13, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest with a fun story from Steve, one of the regulars down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop. When you have coffee with the guys, there’s no telling what stories you’ll run into. I’m always glad that Slim offers them here for our enjoyment. So grab a cup […]

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What Do We Owe Veterans?

Posted by mcm0704 on November 11, 2019 |

Every year on Veterans Day, I’ve always started my blog by taking a moment to say thanks to the members of my family who have served in the military: My husband, my daughter, my son, and my brother. My daughter, Dany, was in the Army and son, David, was in the Marines. They spent many […]

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#Fridayreads – Some Suggestions From Bouchercon

Posted by mcm0704 on November 8, 2019 |

One of the perks of attending Bouchercon was getting tickets to select four free books from the book bazaar. I was delighted to see books from some authors I’ve enjoyed reading in the past, especially Timothy Hallinan. We’ve been virtual friends for some time, and I’ve read and enjoyed many of his books. It’s hard […]

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My First Bouchercon

Posted by mcm0704 on November 5, 2019 |

What an experience! The Sunday before Bouchercon 2019 started I could hardly walk. I had horrible muscle spasms in my back, and I was so afraid I’d have to cancel out, but a couple of days of rest and some good meds later, I was set to go. I still have the Trigeminal nerve pain […]

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Friday Reads – Excerpt From A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck

Posted by mcm0704 on November 1, 2019 |

Today I’m thinking about my husband and missing him. Had he lived, this would be his 82nd birthday. When I was contemplating what to write about for today’s blog, I thought of how much he liked Halloween. He loved to sit out on the porch in a  costume and make scary noises as the kids […]

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Book Review – Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Posted by mcm0704 on October 27, 2019 |

Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey Print Length: 400 pages Publisher: Gallery Books (April 28, 2020) Publication Date: April 28, 2020 Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc Language: English ASIN: B07TGF9Z93 BOOK BLURB: It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother […]

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The Wrong Way to Become a Bestselling Author

Posted by mcm0704 on October 23, 2019 |

 Help me welcome Ken Kuhlken to the blog as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. I reviewed his novel Midheaven here a couple of weeks ago and he was supposed to appear on the blog the following Wednesday. Due to a mixup from his publicist to me and to him and back to me, the visit was delayed, […]

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Let’s Write a Story

Posted by mcm0704 on October 18, 2019 |

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I need a distraction from the horrible mess in Syria, thanks to the man who thinks pulling the troops out was a brilliant idea. Not to mention the horrible mess in Washington. So, today I decided to do something new on the blog. Actually, I thought about doing […]

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To Squash or Not. That is the Question

Posted by mcm0704 on October 16, 2019 |

To those of you who read Sunday’s review and came here expecting a guest post from Ken K, I apologize. There was a mixup in communications from me to his PR rep and then to him, and the post never came to me. Perhaps he will send it another time. Still I’m sure you’ll enjoy […]

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