Category Archives: authors

Keep it Short and Sweet, Please

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes?” My answer is yes, to an extent. I don’t enjoy reading long bios — three paragraphs is about all I’ll read before I lose … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Josie Riviera and A Summer to Cherish

My guest today is a fellow member of one of my author support groups, and when she recently announced her new sweet romance, I asked her to share the book and its inspiration with us. A Summer to Cherish is … Continue reading

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Looking Back

    THIS WEEK:  At some point in your past, was there a year – or a significant period of time – that you consider your “favorite” time (or, at least, one of your favorites)? What was going on? I put … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Guest Author: Britney M. Mills and the Love, Austen Series

 By day, Britney M. Mills is the wife to a builder and mom to five, but by night, she turns into an author, writing YA & contemporary romance stories.  A book lover, former college athlete, and Jane Austen fan, she … Continue reading

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Up My Alleyn

(I wrote a view and it was good, but I when I cut, it did not paste, so now I must do this work in haste.) If you log into YouTube, they make many suggestions based on your watch history. … Continue reading

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In For a Penny

By Kelsey Browning & Nancy Naigle Book 1 in series: A Seasoned Southern Sleuths Mystery Review by Jeff Salter First of all, allow me to admit that I purchased this title so long ago that the series had a different … Continue reading

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Too Much Time Wasted

But I Still Got A Lot Done By Jeff Salter Topic: How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity? Wow… hot topic. Intro Since my early retirement (from public library administration) in mid-2006, I’ve been quite a bit more of … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Jessica Marie Holt and Reluctantly Yours

Author events, whether in-person or online, require a lot of work, but one of the most valuable rewards is the opportunity to meet other authors with fascinating premises for their books. One of the authors participating in a Christmas event … Continue reading

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

(I’m back after being ill and I just hope that I make sense! I have no idea why it posted in italics.) This week: If you had to get rid of most of your belongings in order to move into a … Continue reading

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