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.

Whatever Will Be, Will Be

This week we are discussing our early aspirations…what we wanted to be when we grew up. I remember finding out right away that I was good in school and wanting to be a teacher. That didn’t work out completely as … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Elaine Faber

  My guest, Elaine Faber, writes the Black Cat mystery series, but the stories are also romantic, not only for her human main character, Kimberlee, but for Thumper, the Black Cat. In fact, his relationship with his new-found love, Noe-Noe, … Continue reading

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Will the Real St.Valentine Please Stand Up?

This week we are telling stories of Valentine’s Day and, let’s get it right to start with, it started as SAINT Valentine’s Day. With an idea borrowed from The American Catholic, I offer a quiz: Who was St. Valentine? 1: … Continue reading

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Candles, Badgers and Groundhogs

All week we have had the topic of Groundhog Day. No one seemed to have a particular, personal story about the day and I can’t honestly say that I’m surprised. Unless someone lives in a town where they have an … Continue reading

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Cinema Magic, Book Enchantment

This week we are talking about books that we have read after seeing a movie on which they were based . I was surprised to realize I had done this quite a bit. Last week I brought up a sort … Continue reading

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The Egg and I

This week we are talking about movies we have seen because we read the books on which they were based, Next time, we’ll discuss reading books after having seen its movie. I am not only an avid reader, I love … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Stuckart, aka Ali Brandon

Today I have the privilege of having as my guest author Diane A S Stuckart. Diane’s newest success is the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries, written under the name of Ali Brandon. I’d like to get right into the interview, so … Continue reading

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