Category Archives: collections

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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Rambling Reader Reviews 2020, Part Three

Our stay-at-home orders are still in effect, and I’m still sewing like crazy, in addition to grading final exams. But I did find some time to read. If you get a chance to check some of these out, you might … Continue reading

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Bring ’em On!

What do I read? What genre or genres? The real question is, what don’t I read? I was one of those kids who read the cereal boxes at breakfast. I read through the family’s World Book Encyclopedia by 4th grade. I … Continue reading

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Tod Edit, or Not To Edit – Testimonials

In my travels around the world… of reading, I have encountered the world of short, testimonial anthologies. Most of you are familiar at least with the premise of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books: people submit their personal stories … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Chrystyna K. Lucyk-Berger

How much I LOVE Facebook! I get to meet so many people I would never even knew existed, let alone get to virtually-literally travel the world. Chrystyna K.  Lucyk-Berger is an accomplished woman, who is another friend through mutual friends … Continue reading

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YA Read Any Good Books Lately?

Free Week :it’s Thanksgiving Week in America. I have had some respiratory illness, so as much as I usually enjoy having a full house, (and often guests from out of town), this year is quiet and I probably needed for … Continue reading

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Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … 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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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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Guest: Author Deb Marlowe

I have been a FB Friend of Deb Marlowe’s for some time. She and I have a number of mutual writer friends and we are both big iced tea lovers. I enjoy her posts, her humor, she can write and … Continue reading

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