Category Archives: Books

Guest: Author Leigh Lee

I am pleased to welcome my guest here today, author Leigh Lee. Leigh is a writer of historical romance and I find her work most enjoyable for a reason that will come to light in a few moments. Welcome, Leigh! … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kathy L Wheeler and The Mail Order Bride Series

I love to read historical romance set in almost any place and time period, but one of my favorites is the American West. It was definitely a time for strong, tenacious women, the kind I like to write about. Kathy … Continue reading

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Alternative Occupations

You can no longer work in the book industry: what do you do to earn a living? This is the stuff that dreams are made on, as Shakespeare wrote, (and was misquoted in The Maltese Falcon as “made of” and … Continue reading

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First Place and First Kiss

First place.  That’s Liesel Wolf’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 … 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: D. M. Burton and Rescuing Mara’s Father

After last week’s topic about whether or not we write the same types of books as when we started, my guest this month is the perfect example of someone who’s branched out – and then branched out again! Diane Burton … Continue reading

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Well, No, But Yes, And No, Yet, Yes

The question: “Are you writing the same kind of books you wrote when you first started?” Yes and no. When I started writing, it wasn’t books. I started out, (as an adult), writing (in earnest), songs, poetry and articles. The … Continue reading

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