Category Archives: agents

The Keeper of Lost Things

 As I often do, I looked for something to break up the series I was listening to and found a gem. Apparently, this book was a big hit when it was published at the end of 2017. I believe that … Continue reading

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Another Agatha

When most of us hear “Agatha” in conjunction with mysteries, we think “Christie”, which is why many more recent writers harken back to that name in their own mystery works. Once again, I started a series of M.C. Beaton stories, … Continue reading

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Like? Not Likely

THIS WEEK: If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? I haven’t had a prospective publisher ask me that yet, but when I was hoping to … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Bishop O’Connell

I met Bishop O’Connell when we both commented on another author’s Facebook page. I had to ask him about his name since my husband graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School in Northern Virginia. It was not far from where I … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jeffrey Siger

I have had my guest in my sights for some time. Jeffrey Siger and I became Facebook friends while trading comments on the pages of a mutual friend, (and past guest of mine). He is a funny man, a sophisticated … Continue reading

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A Story By Any Other Name…

I suppose that everyone here knows that titles cannot be copyrighted. There are any number of books and movies with the same name, and also many songs, ( I can think of four off the top of my head that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uncovering a Real WW2 Spy

Intrepid — the Man Behind the Scenes, Involved in Nearly Everything By Jeff Salter As I was reading this (1976) non-fiction book, I was thinking, “if this were a novel, nobody would believe it.” William Stevenson’s “A Man Called Intrepid” … 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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Guest:Author Collette Cameron

I am very pleased to have Collette Cameron join us today. Collette and I have many mutual Facebook Friends. Since we seem to post more than many, we see quite a bit of each other. I am treated to pictures … Continue reading

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