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.

Reading Writing Rant

On this, a ‘free’ week, I have chosen to talk about writing and reading. Last week we asked readers what they want to see in romance novels and many times, we were told what readers did  not want to see … Continue reading

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Romance and the Reluctant Reader/ Last Week’s Giveaway Winners

This week we were to ask a romance reader what they would like to see more of in books of that genre. At first, I was at a loss; I have no romance readers in my family. I don’t think … Continue reading

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My Guest, Victoria Hamilton- with a TRIPLE Giveaway!

It is an honor to have with us best-selling author Victoria Hamilton, whose most recent work is “Shadow of a Spout,” the second in her Teapot Collector Mystery series, is released this month. Let’s welcome her and ask her a … Continue reading

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I Try to Cover It All

After covering what covers what would make us want to buy a book by its cover, we approach what would turn us off of a book, by its cover. This is hard. Purchasing ability aside, (because I have had a … Continue reading

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That About Covers It

The question this week is: What on a book cover entices you to pick up and buy? That might be hard to pin down. Who knows what attracts one person more than another? It is often just a matter of … Continue reading

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The Longest Day? Daylight Savings Time

This week our topic asks us about Daylight Savings Time…are we more productive, more happy during it? I think it has less to do with the hour being changed to the days simply being ‘longer’ because the sunlight is with … Continue reading

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Reviewing Reviews

My, here I had been anticipating review and interview/guest days and had someone every month until now, when we actually have one of those days set! I have lost my list of potential guests and the past month has been … Continue reading

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