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  • Indian Givers

    How the Indians of the America Transformed the World

    By Anthropologist  Jack Weatherford.

    Ironically the term “Indian giver”  is a familiar term is in reference to a person that gives a gif […]

  • “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” is author Alan Bradley’s historical, hysterical, brilliantly written novel, starring Flavia De Luce, a quirky eleven-year-old who has a passion for chemistry (espe […]

  • One of my favorite recommendations for a good summer read is Joan Hess’s Maggody Series. The setting for these humorous cozy mysteries is Maggody, Arkansas (population 755) starring Arly Yanks, the female police o […]

  • Aloha!

    Been busy working on my latest novel, a sequel to my first cozy mystery novel, which should be available by the end of the year. I wasn’t sure if I would write a sequel to this novel, but I’ve had a pos […]

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    Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
    “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” is my favorite offbeat novel so far this year.
    I like offbeat. It’s always been my favorite style of reading and writing, and Maria Semp […]

  • “SELF MATTERS: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out.” I’ve had this book in my library for years but somehow could never bring myself to reading it.

    Yes, it’s a self-help book, and I’ve been resistant […]

  • Passion burned in Kevin’s eyes as he watched Marsha undress. She was more beautiful this night than in all the years he had known her. Marsha turned to Kevin, the moonlight showing the longing in her eyes. She c […]

  • If you read my blog from last week, you’ll know that I have been doing some serious spring cleaning in an attempt to “Fung Shui” my cluttered life. The process is taking me longer than I thought, but I’m giving […]

  • I have spent the past few weeks trying to clear my space, starting with my office, which is the worst mess of all. It’s where I keep my library (a jumbled pile of books), my overflowing file cabinets, my writing d […]

  • A famous quote by author Oscar Wilde reads:

    “I have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out.”

    I can sympathize. The comma is said to be one of the most misused pun […]

  • In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich, a successful writer and social critic was challenged by her editor to enter the low-wage workforce, much like an undercover agent, to investigate how people survive on low-wage […]

  • Liverwurst Sandwiches on Mars?

    One of my favorite science fiction novels is by author Ray Bradbury. “The Martian Chronicles” was published in 1950—his collection of stories about the first human exped […]

  • “Free writing” is a technique that helps frees up the creative writing process.

    Natalie Goldberg is the author of “Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within” a book that broke open the world of creativ […]

  • Books are like magic in the sense that through a group of words, sometimes even a short sentence or two, a writer can project an image and carry the reader to a different time or place.
    But a meaningful […]

  • Stephen King and I have little in common as far as our writing genres go. I have never been a fan of horror stories or movies—too scary! But I did become a fan of Stephen King after reading his book: On Writing: A […]

  • Being a newly published author, I have read volumes on how to promote my book through social media, etcetera. Some of these ideas I have put into practice—some I have not. Since I only have so much time, I try t […]

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