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A to Z Challenge – M is for Monarch

Posted by mcm0704 on April 14, 2012 |

For my nature theme, I thought I would focus on the Monarch butterfly today. I have always loved these butterflies, and when I was a child, our yard in Michigan teemed with them in the spring and summer. I didn’t learn about the great migration until years later and was amazed that these delicate little […]

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Book Review – The Rock Hole by Reavis Z. Wortham

Posted by mcm0704 on October 2, 2011 |

I’m over at Lelia Taylor’s blog Buried Under Books, where we are talking about cats and crooks and mystery writers and mystery bookstore owners.  Stop by if you get a chance and share your experience with cats. And thanks again to Carl Brookins for providing another book review.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Rock Holeby Reavis Z. WorthamISBN: 978-1-59058-884-02011 […]

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Guest Blog- Evelyn David on Writing as a Team

Posted by mcm0704 on January 19, 2011 |

Writing Duets? We’re going to go out on a limb here. We’re going to advise you to go against conventional wisdom about writing a book. Here’s our suggestion: Find a co-author on the Internet and write 2 books and countless short stories together without ever meeting in person. What? That sounds crazy. We know. And […]

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Good News

Posted by mcm0704 on January 5, 2011 |

I called to order copies of my latest book, Open Season, for a launch party later this month and found out the first print run has sold out and there are a number of back orders. Wowser, the book just came out December 15th  for library purchase first, then to the general public the first […]

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Holiday Gifts for Readers

Posted by mcm0704 on December 13, 2010 |

 Last year, my wish list for the holidays included several book and I thought I would share them here on the blog for people who might want a suggestion for a book to get for someone in their family. On the top of my list was The Dark Horse, by Craig Johnson, now out in […]

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Excerpt From A New Mystery Novel – Open Season

Posted by mcm0704 on November 15, 2010 |

I hope you’ve been enjoying the excerpts of my new book I’ve been posting. This one introduces Sarah’s new partner, Angel.   ——- God, it feels good to be back. Sarah thrust her hands deep in the pockets of her jeans and surveyed the large room housing the Crimes Against Person’s division. It was an ugly, […]

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Excerpt From A New Mystery – Open Season

Posted by mcm0704 on November 1, 2010 |

This is the first killing that occurs in the book. Is it right to say, “Enjoy?” Seems a bit sicko to say that…. Mel unlocked the door to the maintenance room and flicked the switch on the wall for light. He still had fifteen minutes until his shift ended at midnight, but he didn’t figure […]

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Book Review – In Dog We Trust by Neil S. Plakcy

Posted by mcm0704 on September 19, 2010 |

 Thanks again to Carl Brookins for sharing another book review here…. In Dog We TrustNeil S. PlakcyISBN: 2940000889596Ebook available from Amazon, Smashwords, B&N. Steve Levitan is a convicted felon. Through a lapse in internal discipline, he did a little computer hacking and ended up in prison.  Released on parole, he returns to his home, Bucks […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 17, 2010 |

First off today is a wonderful bit of wisdom regarding the debate about the mosque and Ground Zero. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who would be the spiritual leader of the mosque, was recently  quoted as saying the clash is not between Christians and Muslims. “The real battle that we must wage together today is not […]

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Book Review: On Deadly Ground by Michael Norman

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2010 |

Thanks to Carl Brookins for sharing his reviews…. On Deadly Groundby Michael NormanISBN 978-59058-692-1Pub. By Poisoned Pen Press270 pages, Hard Cover, 2010 Michael Norman writes in a straight-forward kind of abrupt style that can be off-putting.  An almost endless march of short declarative sentences doesn’t allow for much rhythm or flexibility in approach.  Nevertheless, the […]

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