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.

Guest:Author Joselyn Vaughn

This week I welcome as a guest, author Joselyn Vaughn, who graciously jumped in and volunteered to be interviewed when one of my future guests postponed and, well, I lost track of the schedule! Joselyn and I are Facebook friends … Continue reading

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Heroes and….Heroines?

This week we are discussing our favorite literary heroes and heroines… do we use the word “heroine” anymore? Is it considered sexist, like “poetess”, “authoress” and “actress”? It’s ironic, really, that it was ever used because “Hero” in mythology was, … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Lynn Shurr

It is my great pleasure to welcome a friend of mine and a long-time friend of The Hound’s, author Lynn Shurr. Lynn is a prolific writer of romance novels, from the sweet to the saucy, stand-alones to series. Welcome, Lynn! … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation, by Tonette Joyce

Shades of 4th grade! So , What Did I Do This Summer? I really need to read the topics ahead of time, because I used-up the tales of the headway I made towards decluttering in last week’s post….so I won’t … Continue reading

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Broken Plans

Are there any summer projects you want/hope/need to finish up before the summer is over? Or so they ask this week…I am ashamed to answer this one. Summer will be officially over this Monday, but I am hoping for a … Continue reading

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A Gem of a Story

A story inspired by a piece of jewelry… When I suggested this topic, I had in mind a very touching story that involved me in a minor way. I then feared that nearly everyone else would have a story involving … Continue reading

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The World Needs More Love Letters

Free week…what do we discuss this time? How about random acts of encouragement? This week I ran across a post on Facebook for “The World Need More Love Letters”. It was started by a young woman who suffered from loneliness … Continue reading

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