Category Archives: Family

How Full is Your Glass?

Our question of the week is one that I posed: “Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Why do you think you lean that way?” My knee-jerk response to this question is that I’m an optimist. I guess … 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

Posted in authors, Books, characters, collections, Eoin Colfer, Family, inspiration, libraries, Middle Grade Books, novels, paperback books, reading, time management, Tonette Joyce, writers, YA | 5 Comments

Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

Posted in author's life, authors, big plans, Books, characters, dialogue, experiences, Family, friends, honors, imagination, inspiration, inspirational people, Life, lifestyles, memories, novels, pets, protagonists, reading, Tonette Joyce, tribute, What if, writers | 14 Comments

What a Character!

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” I’ve based many of my characters on people … Continue reading

Posted in authors, characters, experiences, Family, Fantasy vs Reality, inspiration, inspirational people, Patricia Kiyono, Preparing for writing, writing | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Guest: Author Elise Sax

I decided to look through my Kindle content to find a writer to interview, and found a fair number of books, but touching on a few pages here and there, nothing impressed me until I hit Elise Sax’s “An Affair … Continue reading

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Night and Day

This week’s question. : Are you an early bird or a night owl? I have been both in my life. When I was a little kid, early was good for me; early to be, early to rise. As I got … 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

Posted in America, author's life, Autumn, childhood, Christmas, collections, experiences, Family, favorites, food, Fourth of July, Holiday, holidays, inspiration, recipe, Tonette Joyce | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments