Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Two

A family health scare last month caused me to get behind at work as well as other commitments, so reading was put on the back burner for a few weeks. But now I’m pretty much caught up on schoolwork and … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Farr

I am pleased to welcome author Diane Farr. Diane and I met through a mutual writer friend on Facebook, who was also a guest of mine here. Welcome, Diane! Thank you, Tonette. I shall try not to embarrass myself. While … Continue reading

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My Newest Favorite Military Author

  Cornelius Ryan Joins Exclusive Company By Jeff Salter On these pages, I’ve previously highlighted the remarkable Rick Atkinson (author of the Liberation Trilogy) and I believe I’ve mentioned Stephen Ambrose (most famous for Band of Brothers but my favorite … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kathy Bosman

This week is set aside for guests, and I decided to ask fellow Clean Reads author Kathy Bosman to join us. Last year she put out a call for short stories with a theme of second chances. The theme intrigued … Continue reading

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We May Not Fit These Images

I found out that all of us here at 4F,1H are pretty much of one mind when it comes to writing attire. I think we can all agree that ‘comfortable’ is the operative word of the week. The question I … Continue reading

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Dressing an Author

  Er… I Mean, “How Do We Picture Authors Dressed?” By Jeff Salter After I saw the magazine ad posted by our Monday Fox, it dawned on me that I actually do have a mental picture of what famous authors … Continue reading

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Comfort spurred cteativity

comfoek we’re talking clothes. I tend to dress for comfort now. I wear jeans and t-shirts. Don’t get me wrong I wear dresses and skirts but not while writing. If I write on a Sunday, which doesn’t happen often because … Continue reading

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So what are YOU wearing?

Unfortunately, my answer to this question isn’t very exciting. I wear clothes. Layers of them. I know you were expecting me to say I write in couture evening dresses and full makeup. If you want me to do that, you … Continue reading

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Dressing for Success

This week, one of the foxes asked what we like to wear while writing. That’s easy. I wear whatever I happen to have on when I get the time to sit down and write. If I’m squeezing in a few … Continue reading

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Bases Covered, More or Less

We have been asked to talk about when we were children and the ‘dream jobs’ hoped to get when we grew up. When I was very, very young, all I wanted to be was a wife and mother. Santa brought … Continue reading

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