Category Archives: research

Guest: Author Diane Vallere

  I seem to be inexplicably drawn lately to writers from Pennsylvania, and today’s guest lived even closer to my mother’s people than most. Diane Vallere comes right from my mother’s neck of the woods. Indeed, my mother once lived … Continue reading

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“Ketch” Me Writing

Beginning of a new year and I have been inspired to pick myself up and get my nose to the grindstone, or fingers to computer, as it were. I had been doing most of my writing in my head, jotting … Continue reading

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Guest Author: E. A. West and Crash Course

When an author I read regularly (and enjoy) suddenly veers in a new direction and publishes something quite different from what they usually write, it piques my interest. E. A. West has made a name for herself as a prolific … Continue reading

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Country AND Western

The title of this post is part of a famous line in the original “Blues Brothers” movie. The brothers and band were faking their way into a gig in a bar and asked what kind of music they played there. … Continue reading

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guest: Author Jeri Westerson

Once I read some of her work, I knew I wanted to ask award-winning author Jeri Westerson to join us on 4F, 1H. She has written in several genres including paranormal, rom/com and historicals. Her short stories are touching. She … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Collette Cameron

I am very pleased to have Collette Cameron join us today. Collette and I have many mutual Facebook Friends. Since we seem to post more than many, we see quite a bit of each other. I am treated to pictures … Continue reading

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I’d Land on an Island

This week we were asked: If you had an unlimited amount of funds and time to visit any place in the world to do research for a book, where would you go? Do you have a project in mind? Absolutely! … Continue reading

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