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.

A Library By Any Other Name…

What is a ‘library’? My grandson asked me to read a YA book, the first of a series. It started out not much to my taste, (unlike so many other he has chosen), but it picked up to be interesting … Continue reading

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War and Peace

At any period of your life, did your extended family have big “get-togethers” around Independence Day? is our question of the week. As everyone should know by now, I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs. The Fourth of July … Continue reading

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Guest: Author RWK Clark

I am pleased to welcome R WK Clark this week. I’ve had my eye on him as a guest for some time. His works cover a number of fictional genres, perhaps ‘something for everyone’, but certainly not ‘all for everyone’, … Continue reading

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What RUNS in the Family?

“What hereditary characteristic(s) do you have that you’re happy with? Are there any that make you unhappy?” is our question this week. Well! How does one not toot one’s own horn? By all concerned, my sister was always considered the … Continue reading

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Richly Expressive Locales…or Not

Free Week and once again, I have to admonish writers for using words without knowing their meaning, or for not doing their research. Mistakes will be made, but most can be avoided. I will not write this just to rant; … Continue reading

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Leading Questions

What three questions would we ask a famous historical figure? ONE historical figure? I not only simply enjoy history, I married a history major, so historical figures are discussed a great deal in our house. This is a really difficult … Continue reading

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Sage Questions

“What three questions would we like to ask a favorite author?” How about if I answer that with one question for three favorite authors? One of the wonderful things thing that has happened to me is doing this blog, and … Continue reading

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