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 Quick View of My Favorite Parks

I realize that  I skipped a week ahead on my posts, with my PC  at the Geek Squad.  So here I am at my local library, quickly trying to make amends. .. I can’t seem to find a ‘reschedule’ option … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Carole Nelson Douglas

I finally got up my nerve to ask author Carole Nelson Douglas to be a guest here with us and she immediately said yes! If you are unfamiliar with her works, Carole writes mysteries, thrillers, romances, fantasy and scifi…she’s one … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Slip-Ups

This week we are talking about ‘wardrobe malfunctions’. Fortunately, none of mine have been in the ‘advanced’ category, although I have embarrassed myself more than once. I once wore a dress to first grade that had a beautiful embroidered braid … Continue reading

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(Not a) Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On

This week we are asked if we have ever experienced an earthquake or other natural disaster. Fortunately, my experiences with such phenomena have been limited to near-misses or lucky outcomes. As for earthquakes, the only one that was truly earth-shaking … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Tracy Weber

Today I would like to welcome author Tracy Weber. I met Tracy online through mutual friends and bought her first novel for my yoga instructor… Why? Because my instructor and I had a conversation about how she found herself solving … Continue reading

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Meeting Authors

We are talking about meeting famous authors this week. I have met a few in person and I also have met quite a number online. I mean directly, meeting directly, speaking directly and bantering back and forth at times. People … Continue reading

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A Long Day at the Zoo

This week we are writing about experiences in parks, fairs, zoos, etc. I suggested this topic because I have the story of a long day I spent at a zoo that I wrote long ago and have been waiting to … Continue reading

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