Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

Guest: Author Jennifer Girardin

I met today’s guest online and was captivated by her varied and beautiful posts. Jennifer Girardin is the author of the Moriston House British Mystery Series, and many of her posts reflect that life. Welcome, Jennifer! Your posts are often … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Sheena Austen

Today I’d like to introduce you to a young, up and coming romance author, Sheena Austin. Sheena’s first book, “Returning to Mr. Darcy”, was published by Kingston this past July.   She and I have a few things in common. … Continue reading

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I Say, G’day, Eh?

On this month’s ‘free’ week, I thought I would discuss the differences and questions of writing in American English and the British/Australian/Canadian versions. There can be big differences. Many years ago, before information was at everyone’s fingertips on the Internet, … Continue reading

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Heroes and….Heroines?

This week we are discussing our favorite literary heroes and heroines… do we use the word “heroine” anymore? Is it considered sexist, like “poetess”, “authoress” and “actress”? It’s ironic, really, that it was ever used because “Hero” in mythology was, … Continue reading

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Double Vision

No, not crossed eyes…two people’s visions! This week’s topic of what we read with our loved ones really strikes a chord with me. I was read to quite a bit when I was little, so my mother and aunt chose … Continue reading

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My Guest, Victoria Hamilton- with a TRIPLE Giveaway!

It is an honor to have with us best-selling author Victoria Hamilton, whose most recent work is “Shadow of a Spout,” the second in her Teapot Collector Mystery series, is released this month. Let’s welcome her and ask her a … Continue reading

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Reviewing Reviews

My, here I had been anticipating review and interview/guest days and had someone every month until now, when we actually have one of those days set! I have lost my list of potential guests and the past month has been … Continue reading

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Cinema Magic, Book Enchantment

This week we are talking about books that we have read after seeing a movie on which they were based . I was surprised to realize I had done this quite a bit. Last week I brought up a sort … Continue reading

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List-Ten

I am usually left out of many of the Facebook writer’s challenges because although I am a published writer, I am not a published book author. However, a rather famous author of my personal acquaintance recently hit me topic: Ten … Continue reading

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To Question or Not To Question; that is the Question

The topic this week is what question we would like to ask of our favorite authors. I cannot tell you what a bookhound I am. I am , and always have been, an avid reader,and before that, a compulsive listener. … Continue reading

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