Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on May 5, 2014 |

Heading into a busy week for me. Later today I will be visiting with some writers who want me to share my series “bible.” That term is most often used for television series, and a bible for screenwriters is a reference document that is used for information on a series’ characters, settings, and other elements.  […]

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A Bit of Humor

Posted by mcm0704 on December 12, 2011 |

This first appeared here on It’s Not All Gravy in June, 2006, but the very first publication of this piece was in the Plano Star Courier where I wrote a humorous column for several years. It is always so much fun to go back and revisit the past….. As we all know, writers are by […]

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Drowning Ruth – a novel

Posted by mcm0704 on April 6, 2011 |

I know this is not my normal book review day, but I just finished this book today and wanted to share some things about it, both from a reader’s standpoint and a writer’s. First of all, Drowning Ruth, was an amazing story. It was published in 2000 and I am sorry that I didn’t read […]

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Introducing Backlist Books authors

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2011 |

Today was spent doing some much needed work around my little farm. Our oldest son came out for the weekend and whenever he is here he likes to help me. So we cleared brush and dead trees in the back pasture and burned two big piles of logs. Sure was nice to get it all […]

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Writers and Their Pets

Posted by mcm0704 on July 27, 2009 |

What is it about writers and their pets? I don’t know a single author who doesn’t have a dog or a cat or some other animal friend who is almost as important in their lives as their people friends. You’ll note I said, “almost.” We do keep a distinct line drawn there, although that line […]

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BWL Scavenger Hunt

Posted by mcm0704 on March 23, 2009 |

Just read on the Books We Love Readers group on Yahoo that the Scavenger Hunt contest has been extended and incorporates a membership drive. I was busy all weekend so I didn’t see that things had changed until today. Books We Love (BWL) is a great place to find new authors and new books to […]

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Visit me at Synoptic Storm

Posted by mcm0704 on August 13, 2008 |

I’m guest blogging at Synoptic Storm this morning. This is a fun blog featuring a number of authors who write about their books, writing, or just life in general. A nice place to meet new friends, so grab your coffee and come on over.

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