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 Sandy James

Today I’d like to welcome author Sandy James, with whom I have become Facebook Friends through mutual friends. Glad to finally have you here, Sandy! Thanks so much for having me!! Sandy is a prolific, award-winning writer of romances. She … Continue reading

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Fly Me From the Moon

This week’s topic is: Space exploration – would you travel to the Moon or Mars, (assuming you could return)? See, there’s the problem…“ASSUMING” you could return. That better be an airtight guarantee! (But how would you collect if it failed?) … Continue reading

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This week we are asked to describe our dream house. When I was a kid, I actually drew plans for my dream house. As I recall, it consisted of a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms,(I never had my own room … Continue reading

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Buy the Way…

Once again, my Free Week has been anything but ‘free’. The laundry was just getting caught up from awaiting the new washer, when the cold-water spigot for it decided to leak. So backed-up it got again while we waited for … Continue reading

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Guest:Diane Davis, Narrator, Actress

As an interview this week, I thought I’d bring in an old friend who is involved in a different facet of book publishing: the audio book. I gave away a copy of one of the cookbooks she narrated here on … Continue reading

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So Many, So Soon

This week we are asked to name those who have ‘gone too soon’, those who left the world before they could have contributed so much more. I thought politically and John Fitzgerald Kennedy was on my list. Jeff named him … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility, Kind Of

This week we are asked: Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought that an incident there would make a good scene in a book? Oh, yes! Many things in my life make good topics for … Continue reading

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