Category Archives: authors

Guest Author: Julia Keanini and The Noble Heir

I like to read books written by authors who are active in various groups I participate in, and a few months ago I told you about an interesting story called Snow and the Seven Teenagers. I contacted the author, who … Continue reading

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Memento Momento

The topic this week is: Would we like to be asked to do the novelization of a movie, or why not? If so, what movie. Many movies are based on stories, novels or based on plays, but quite a few … Continue reading

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Misuse of Terminology

After busy months of becoming a freshman in high school in a new town, my grandson finally got back into his reading groove and back to having me reading a series with him. After the mostly tame and always ‘bad-guys-become-good’ … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Vallere

  I seem to be inexplicably drawn lately to writers from Pennsylvania, and today’s guest lived even closer to my mother’s people than most. Diane Vallere comes right from my mother’s neck of the woods. Indeed, my mother once lived … Continue reading

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Guest Authors: Mysti Parker and M. J. Post

Two weeks ago I described four books I’ve read lately. One of them was the second in the City Meets Country series by Mysti Parker and MJ Post. I asked Mysti and MJ if they’d mind sharing with us how … Continue reading

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Do You, Too, YouTube?

I have made a great discovery: many great old movies and many great readings are available on YouTube. I can pick up YouTube for free on computer and through my Xbox, (into my TV.) I can pick it up on … Continue reading

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From Captain Kangaroo to Stephen King

The question of the week is: Which celebrity do you wish would hold up one of your published books on a national stage (or TV) and say, “Hey, everybody should read this!”? I am not someone who is in awe … Continue reading

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