Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Why, Yes I Have

Have you ever based a character on a real person? Have you ever used a TV or movie character as inspiration for a character in your stories?  To begin, I suppose most authors must have a certain type of hero … 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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Book Review: Night Angels

Blurb From the author of The Last Rose of Shanghai comes a profoundly moving novel about a diplomatic couple who risked their lives to help Viennese Jews escape the Nazis, based on the true story of Dr. Ho Fengshan, Righteous Among the … Continue reading

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Love’s New Beginnings

I decided that I need to read more this year. Not only am I reading through classics that I have not yet read but I am also want to read books from authors who are new to me. I have … Continue reading

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Where the Rich People Live

Or… What I Imagine It Must Be Like to Own An Opulent Home by Jeff Salter Topic: If you could spend one evening in a multi-millionaire’s home:       a. what’s the first thing you’d want to see?       b. what … Continue reading


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A Rich, Famous Lifestyle.

If you could spend one evening in a multi-millionaire’s home:1. what’s the first thing you’d want to see?2. what would you expect to find? NOT expect to find?3. what could ruin that experience (of spending an evening in a millionaire’s … Continue reading

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Repeat, Read, Repeat

It’s Free Week and I want to revisit something that although I have addressed in the past, it has come up a few times quite recently here on 4F,1H: You can’t judge books by their TV shows or movies, (and … Continue reading

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Before Everything Was Automated and Delivered Via CLOUD

When ‘remote control’ was what YOU had to do while your Dad was watching TV in his favorite chair By Jeff Salter How many of y’all remember being outside, twisting the pole for the TV antenna / aerial, while your … Continue reading

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Time for Tea

A few years ago I did a tea for three of my favorite friends. It was so much fun that I meant to do it every year, but life got in the way, and I never did. That’s about to … Continue reading

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