Category Archives: fantasy

Family, Friends, Fiction

This week we were asked if we wrote any characters based on real people. I know we have touched on this at one time in the past, but as I was running through my head about characters that I had … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Lost Things

 As I often do, I looked for something to break up the series I was listening to and found a gem. Apparently, this book was a big hit when it was published at the end of 2017. I believe that … Continue reading

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

The title to my post was the name of a television show in the 1980s and 90s, hosted by Robin Leach, and it featured homes of wealthy entertainers, sports stars, business magnates, and royalty. I remember watching the show and … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Lucy Naylor Kubash and The Haunting of Laurel Cove

My guest this month is another author who’s previously visited our blog. Lucy Naylor Kubash is a member of two of my in-person writing groups, the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and the Michigan Romance Writers. She’s published short stories … Continue reading

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Cartoony Memories

Our Friday Fox asked about our favorite cartoons. I have to admit that it’s been a long time since I watched an animated show. My youngest grandchild is nine years old, and if he watches cartoons, I’m not there to … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Sarah Westill and Nicole Zoltak

This month I’m featuring two more of the thirteen authors who joined me in the paranormal romance anthology Gateways to the Paranormal. Sarah Westill, author of the story “Frozen Flowers Fallen” is already known to many of us as the … Continue reading

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New Life for My Time-Traveling Cowboy

The first of my 11 newly-orphaned titles to be re-released By Jeff Salter On Jan. 11 this year I received news that was truly heart-breaking: my first publisher was closing its doors and all eleven of my fiction titles with … Continue reading

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Mistitled

New Years Eve and I wish all of you a safe and happy 2022. Take care of yourself and those around you. It’s a Free Week and I was pressed for a topic. I have not finished a book recently,(save … Continue reading

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Which Witcher?

If you tried to watch the series “The Witcher” last year and found it too graphic, I won’t blame you if you ran away. The only reason why I watched it at all was by recommendation from a YouTuber that … Continue reading

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Writing May Not Be Written Down

This Week: Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.” Short answer? No. I know that everyone who has been here for any time knows that I wrote … Continue reading

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