Category Archives: Books

Giving Books Second Chances…or More

I’ve posted before about how I could not ‘get into’ the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, nor the Narnia books and how now, I adore those series. I think there are others that I might need to go back to and … Continue reading

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First Place and First Kiss

First place.  That’s Liesel’s goal when she’s invited to play a game with a million dollar prize for the charity of your choice.  Even though she’s a woman with secrets that should stay hidden, she agrees to geocache with handsome … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Eight

I managed to read four more books this month. Some were fun reads, some were well-written, and some were neither. I’ll let you decide if any are your cup of tea. Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon I recently joined a … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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Yippee! I’m Finally an Author

When did you start thinking of yourself as an author? I wrote my first story when I was five. My dad had read me a Little Golden Book about Woody Woodpecker (a cartoon character from back then), and I decided … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Debbie De Louise

I am pleased to welcome a new friend, Debbie De Louise, who found me via mutual friends. I’m always looking for new faces to bring here, so I asked Debbie to join me for an interview as soon as I … Continue reading

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Paperback Writer

Question of the week: “Knowing that the profit margin / royalties in paperback formats is minimal, do you still try to obtain that format? Why or why not?” Yes, I would as a writer and do as a reader. I … Continue reading

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