Author Archives: Tonette Joyce

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.

Fall Down,Lights Up

The question this week is “When do we decorate for Christmas?” The answer: After Thanksgiving weekend, and not a day before. A regional radio station starts playing all-Christmas music before Halloween. I suppose they are trying to get retail audiences, … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Susana Ellis

My guest today is Regency Romance writer, (say that three times fast!), Susana Ellis. Susana and I have many mutual Facebook friends, including our Founding Fox, Jillian Chantel. I thought it was time to have her visit us. Welcome, Susana! … Continue reading

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Anyway, I am Beside Myself

A Word-Nerd Rant on this Free Week here at 4F,1H. Anyways;Besides There seems to be a new epidemic of these. I have never heard anyone say “Anyways” in my life and now, it is everywhere. I’ve lived in many places, … Continue reading

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What a Way to Go

We’re talking about our favorite mode of transportation this week. My least favorite? A horse. Now that that is out of the way, I will admit to never traveling on a real train or a subway. I have one vague … Continue reading

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When the Deep Purple Falls Over Sleepy Garden Walls

The question today is whether the longer nights affect our writing schedule…in my case the answer is, probably. I do most of my writing in the evenings. I do most of my housework in the daytime, as well as my … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Elaine Cantrell

This week it is my pleasure to welcome an online friend, author Elaine Cantrell. Elaine is a prolific writer of what I consider ‘old-school romance’, PG rated and sweet. Let’s learn more about her and her works. Welcome, Elaine! Thanks … Continue reading

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Missing Bobby;Found Lamb

On this ‘Free Week” we were reminded of re-reading books by our Tuesday Fox, Joselyn. It lead me to think of how many times I re-read nursery rhymes, or insisted that they be read and re-read to me. I have … Continue reading

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