Category Archives: experiences

Moving Dreams

This week’s question: “Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going?” Oh, yes indeed, I have dreamt! I would not have said that when I was young. I grew up outside of … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Karen Rose Smith

When I started reading Karen Rose Smith’s new mystery, “Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes”, I knew I wanted to ask her to be my guest. Little did I know that the new book in her new series was nearly her … Continue reading

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“Ketch” Me Writing

Beginning of a new year and I have been inspired to pick myself up and get my nose to the grindstone, or fingers to computer, as it were. I had been doing most of my writing in my head, jotting … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Patricia Gulley

Like so many of my guests, Patricia and I met on Facebook through writer friends. Also, like a number of my guests, Patricia originally hales from my mother’s neck of the woods, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. To learn more about her, … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Sandy James

Today I’d like to welcome author Sandy James, with whom I have become Facebook Friends through mutual friends. Glad to finally have you here, Sandy! Thanks so much for having me!! Sandy is a prolific, award-winning writer of romances. She … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility, Kind Of

This week we are asked: Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought that an incident there would make a good scene in a book? Oh, yes! Many things in my life make good topics for … 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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