Category Archives: Random thoughts

More Backstory About My Tribute to the Greatest Generation

How My Novel “Called to Arms Again” Came to Be By J. L. Salter Details have become somewhat hazy over the past ten years, but I’m pretty sure the seeds of my third novel — third completed and the third … Continue reading

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I’ll Have to Pass

No More Garage Sales For Me By Jeff Salter This week our topic is garage and/or yard sales… and whether we’ve participated as buyer, seller, or both. Purchaser Well, I’ve dabbled in such sales as a purchaser or potential purchaser, … Continue reading

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Conferences With Books

Sign me up! By Jeff Salter I’m taking a broad view of the topic, “book conventions,” to include some of my experiences (in a previous life) as a professional librarian at national and regional library conferences. After all, in the … Continue reading

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Key Moments in History

And I Wish I Could’ve Been There By Jeff Salter This week we’re blogging about key events in American History which we wish we could have witnessed. I assume – based on the standard rules of “alternate history” – that … Continue reading

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Eye-Witness to a Bank Robbery

…And the Resulting Gun Battle in a Small Town By Jeff Salter Hardly had we begun our stroll down the narrow streets of this time-forgotten town in the arid southwestern desert… when out of the small local bank burst four … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Farr

I am pleased to welcome author Diane Farr. Diane and I met through a mutual writer friend on Facebook, who was also a guest of mine here. Welcome, Diane! Thank you, Tonette. I shall try not to embarrass myself. While … Continue reading

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Guest Writer/Editor Barb Goffman

Today my guest is writer-editor Barb Goffman. Barb and I met online and I was thrilled to be able to meet her in person this past summer, although the visit was not long enough. Barb is a multi-award winning mystery … Continue reading

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