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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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Monday Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on October 29, 2018 |

We aren’t seeing many pretty fall colors here in my small town, but I saw this tree in my next-door-neighbor’s yard. It’s the first really bold color I’ve seen. I’m hoping there will be more. I spent the day Saturday back in Winnsboro to visit with some friends, and we were completely disconnected from the […]

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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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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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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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#Fridayreads – Books to Consider

Posted by mcm0704 on August 10, 2018 |

For something just a little different on the blog today, I thought I’d share a bit about books that I recently read, or listened to. Between the news and the negative political ads that are cropping up, I want to disconnect from part of the real world, and for me, disconnecting has always meant getting […]

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Writing News and Tips

Posted by mcm0704 on August 3, 2018 |

First off, I want to share this pretty picture of a sunset sky in Texas that I took a couple of days ago. I do love the beautiful way Mother Nature splashes color across the sky at sunrise and sunset.  Next, I want to let readers know that I am one of the sponsoring authors […]

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