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.

What Kind of Tree Are You?

As it happened, the guest I was to have interviewed today became very busy with synopses and proposals that she really underestimated the time and would have had to rush her answers to me. I would not let her stress-out, … Continue reading

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Double Vision

No, not crossed eyes…two people’s visions! This week’s topic of what we read with our loved ones really strikes a chord with me. I was read to quite a bit when I was little, so my mother and aunt chose … Continue reading

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Good Books,Good Movies?

This week’s question is: What books do we think would make good movies? That is harder to answer than I first thought. There is usually a great deal of change between book and getting it to the screen. In some … Continue reading

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“Unhappy, Darling?”

This week we are discussing whether we prefer happily-ever-after, (HEA), or happy-for-now, (HFN), endings to stories. Tragic endings were not offered as an option, but all of us touched on that type of ending. [If you don’t recognized the title, … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Erika Chase

I met today’s guest, Erika Chase, thorough contact with my guest from last month, Victoria Hamilton/ Amanda Cooper,/Donna Lea Simpson. In fact, Erika herself is known in the world as Linda Wiken. She has a series of books, the “Ashton … Continue reading

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Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?

Regrets. One of us decided that our “regrets” would make a good topic of conversation. Ouch! I started this post several times and at one point my list was quite long. This will probably be the shortest post you will … Continue reading

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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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