Category Archives: hobbies

“UPLIFTING” Book

This week we are discussing books that we have wanted to read, but for some reason have never gotten to them. WHERE DO I START? Take one look at all of the books around my house and you will know … Continue reading

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My Un-scholarly Book Pile

Our Tuesday fox posed this question: “Is there a book that you have always wanted to read but never have? What has stopped you from reading it?” There are countless titles that I could list to answer the first question. … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Stuart Jaffe (Free Books!)

  Stuart is the author of many short stories and paranormal series. These include The Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries, its prequel, the Marshall Drummond Case Files, The Malja Chronicles, the Nathan K books, the Gillian Boone series, The Parallel Society, … Continue reading

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Writing Life BC and AD

This week, our resident hound posed this prompt: We’ve previously discussed how summers typically affect our writing schedules or outputs, but this summer of 2020 was unique in many ways. Tell us whether these unique factors affected your writing… and … Continue reading

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Yes, That Really Happened

Our question for this week is, “Have you used something that happened to you in real life in any of your stories? Did you change it at all?” I’ve often remarked that each of my female protagonists shares something with … Continue reading

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Shadowing a Celeb

Our Tuesday Fox presented this scenario: You’ve been asked to ghostwrite an autobiography for someone famous; you get to spend two weeks with this person as they tell you stories and details of their life. Who do you hope that … Continue reading

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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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Guest: Author Debbie De Louise

I am pleased to welcome a new friend, Debbie De Louise, who found me via mutual friends. I’m always looking for new faces to bring here, so I asked Debbie to join me for an interview as soon as I … Continue reading

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Big Points That I Have Learned in Life

What have I learned so far in life? A great deal I have had many people around me, I have lived in many places, and as my mother would say, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I seem to now … 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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