Category Archives: childhood

Fly Me From the Moon

This week’s topic is: Space exploration – would you travel to the Moon or Mars, (assuming you could return)? See, there’s the problem…“ASSUMING” you could return. That better be an airtight guarantee! (But how would you collect if it failed?) … Continue reading

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Guest:Diane Davis, Narrator, Actress

As an interview this week, I thought I’d bring in an old friend who is involved in a different facet of book publishing: the audio book. I gave away a copy of one of the cookbooks she narrated here on … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Authors often take scenes or situations from real life and put them into their stories. So this week I asked my fellow bloggers, “Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought an incident would make a … Continue reading

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Exhilaration, Validation, and then Let-Down

How I’ve Felt After Publications By Jeff Salter This week, we’re talking about how we’ve felt after our first few bylines or publications. I need to preface all this by clarifying that as long as I can remember, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Pet Crow of the Williams Boys

Our Pet Crow [A true story of the Williams boys in Somerset] As remembered by Paul H. Williams Put to paper by Jeffrey L. Salter April 2009 [NOTE: Halleck and Jesse Fisher Williams had seven children, including four boys. The … Continue reading

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I Want to Hold Your Hand

This week we are sharing a family picture that tells a story. I proposed this topic a long time ago and frankly, I don’t remember if this is the picture that I had in mind. It has been an extraordinarily … Continue reading

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Key Moments in History

And I Wish I Could’ve Been There By Jeff Salter This week we’re blogging about key events in American History which we wish we could have witnessed. I assume – based on the standard rules of “alternate history” – that … Continue reading

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