Category Archives: childhood

Childhood Characters Whom I Like More NOW

Than I did when I was a kid By Jeff Salter Before I launch into my review of this particular title – The House on the Cliff… volume 2 of the venerable Hardy Boys ORIGINAL series – let me say … Continue reading

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‘Eager’ to Read

“Have you revisited an old favorite book/movie? How did it change for you as you got older?” As I have often mentioned here, we are watching more movies than ever and many are old favorites. Some are one that I … Continue reading

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Guest: Kristen Lamb

Kristen and I have been Facebook Friends for years and yet wires crossed. I have been trying to get her in for an interview for some time, but once we made contact, it worked. BOY, did it work! Kristen could … Continue reading

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If the Boot Fits…

This week we have been re-imagining fairy tales. Most of the fairy-tale known widely in America are originally German, because of the Grimm Brothers, who traveled throughout their part of Europe collecting, and then publishing, folk stories. There are many … Continue reading

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Slices of Life

Question: Have you ever used real-life experiences in your writing? Answer: Often. I have a very good imagination. I can write about experiences which have never crossed my path. I’ve had them published and I have received awards, but… with … Continue reading

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Travels With My Family

When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied? With kids, it is a little different. When my kids were under 8-10, we lived in … Continue reading

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Travel Time

Our Tuesday Fox posed another topic for this week: “When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied?” Growing up, my family took very few … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Angelina Jameson

Angelina Jameson is a writer of Regency Romance. She and I have many mutual friends and we see each other very often on Facebook.  I knew that she would be a good guest just by way of fitting in here … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Diana Lloyd and About an Earl

I feel so fortunate to belong to several local writers groups. Each one offers something different, and each has its own mix of authors. Diana Lloyd is a fellow member of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and is currently … Continue reading

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Dressing for the Occasion

I posed this week’s question: “Do you dress in any particular color or style for holidays or special days?” I believe that I was misunderstood by some. I did not meant to ask about ‘dressing-up’ for holidays. I wondered if … Continue reading

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