Category Archives: Books

Minor, or Major?

No, we’re not talking about music, but when I hear the words major and minor, my first thought is scales and chords. This week, we were asked to discuss “unsung heroes in books or movies: a character who does not … 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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Yippee-Ki-Yay

Finally READING the Classic Westerns By Jeff Salter Though I have been a huge fan of Westerns – on TV and at the movies – for my entire life, I somehow never got around to READING hardly any of them… … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Diana Rubino and From Here to Fourteenth Street

One of the perks of joining an author support group is meeting (either in person or online) other authors who write books about people, places, and times that we don’t hear much about. Diana Rubino writes historical romance set during … Continue reading

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It’s ALIVE!

THEY are alive, in answer to this week’s topic: Do I have a formula for creating a protagonist or an antagonist? Short answer: No This is mainly because I don’t set out to ‘dream up’ stories or characters. Inspiration comes … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Joanna Campbell Slan and Book Download!

Once again, I stumbled into quite a famous author without realizing it, and this week I am pleased to bring in Joanna Campbell Slan. Sometimes I ask an author to join us and I have had to scramble to collect … Continue reading

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Review: Secret Lady

I always enjoy time travel novels, and this one was no exception. Evie McIntyre is a modern girl working with her grandmother at Lavender House, a Victoria property that survived Union general Sheridan’s burning back during the Civil War. Her … Continue reading

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