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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 10, 2014 |

First off some book news. I’m about to re-release a mystery, Doubletake, that I wrote with a co-author a number of years ago. It’s another police procedural, but not part of the Seasons Series. It was published by a small publisher, and maybe sold ten copies, other than those I sold at signing events or […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on January 20, 2014 |

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people don’t think any more of the day other than the fact that it is a holiday and a day off work. Other people are irritated that there is yet another holiday to inconvenience them by closing banks, the postal service, and other government offices. Thank goodness, […]

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Wednesday’s Guest – A Surprise

Posted by mcm0704 on February 6, 2013 |

While I was taking my walk this morning, one of my characters, Samantha Rutgers from Play it Again, Sam, started talking to me. She insisted she wanted the floor, so to speak, so here she is to share some thoughts with you. I figured if I let her have this space, she would then hush […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on February 4, 2013 |

So what was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Which one(s) would you give a thumbs down to? For me, some were easy to dislike, like the GoDaddy one that had the couple kissing. Sorry, GoDaddy, I like your site, but that commercial was awful. I liked the Doritos ad that featured the man and the […]

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Divorce Rate Surging for Boomers

Posted by mcm0704 on June 11, 2012 |

When I first got the idea to write my woman’s novel, Play it Again, Sam, the divorce rate for people age 50 and older was just starting a slow climb. Most couples who were married for 20 years or more, usually stayed married and worked through the challenges of growing older, facing an empty nest, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by mcm0704 on February 14, 2012 |

Another surprise Tuesday post. Just so people don’t get confused, I will be back to my normal schedule next week. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do something special for Valentine’s Day to show my love for my followers and my readers. Here is a short excerpt from my one and only romance […]

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Wednesday’s Guest

Posted by mcm0704 on October 12, 2011 |

As you might have guessed from the title of this blog piece, I will be devoting Wednesday’s to guest blogs. If you would like to be my guest, send me a message at maryann@maryannwrites.com with a proposed topic. I prefer shorter blogs – around 500 to 700 words – and that they not be just […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 7, 2011 |

Smart Meters for keeping track of electricity usage aren’t so smart after all. In one area of Dallas, a resident’s electric bill jumped from around $85 a month for a small apartment to $670. It took two months and numerous inspections by the electric company to finally discover that a heat strip was malfunctioning, and […]

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Sex is Not a Toy

Posted by mcm0704 on April 20, 2011 |

… Or is it? When I wrote the first draft of my woman’s novel, Play It Again, Sam, one of the issues I wanted to address in the story was the growing cavalier attitude about sex. This was back in the early 90s, and I had a contract for the book from Kennsington for their […]

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E-Books Have Come a Long Way

Posted by mcm0704 on December 18, 2010 |

It has been exciting to see the surge in e-book sales with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook and the iPad, as well as other reading devices. A lot of authors, including myself, are taking advantage of the interest in e-books by publishing new book straight to electronic formats, as well as putting […]

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