Category Archives: recipe

Bio Blurb

This week we were asked: “You’re the headline speaker at a writers’ conference, and you need to submit a short bio for the program. What will you include?” I will never forget the first time that I had to submit … Continue reading

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Guest: Wyatt Schroeder, Book Reviewer, Author Interviewer, Gaming and Book Vlogger

We’ve had not only authors as guests, but readers, narrators, editors, publishers and we’ve talked about all phases of writing work and enjoyment, so I decided to broaden the scope a bit this month. My guest today is Wyatt Schroeder, … Continue reading

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Bring ’em On!

What do I read? What genre or genres? The real question is, what don’t I read? I was one of those kids who read the cereal boxes at breakfast. I read through the family’s World Book Encyclopedia by 4th grade. I … 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

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … 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

Posted in Anthologies, authors, blessings, book covers, Books, careers, characters, Christmas, Christmas books, collections, creating scenes, decisions, dialogue, Family, food, Guest, Guest author, historical, history, hobbies, imagination, inspiration, interview, Miscellaneous, pets, reading, recipe, romance, short stories, Tonette Joyce, villains, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Yes, I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I won’t be around tomorrow to say it. Tomorrow I’ll be putting my Thanksgiving dinner together. My menu doesn’t vary too much from year to year. We always … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Karen Rose Smith

When I started reading Karen Rose Smith’s new mystery, “Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes”, I knew I wanted to ask her to be my guest. Little did I know that the new book in her new series was nearly her … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Rosie Genova

Today I am thrilled to show off my guest, author Rosie Genova, who writes The Italian Kitchen Mysteries.   PRAISE FOR THE ITALIAN KITCHEN MYSTERIES A DISH BEST SERVED COLD “Once again, Rosie Genova’s writing sparkles!” -Night Owl Reviews (chosen … Continue reading

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A Sense of Autumn

How Autumn affects the senses… Ah! My favorite season! I think I love nothing on Earth more than brightly colored Fall leaves. I always loved seeing the vivid yellows, oranges and reds around my native Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland … Continue reading

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