Monthly Archives: March 2013

Give me time!

Over the past couple weeks, I have had no fewer than seven people ask me, “How do you do it all? What are you, Wonder Woman?”  Writing, reading, my work as a publicist, homeschooling, other parenting stuff, gaming, relationships, keeping … Continue reading

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Bond! James Bond!

I don’t know about you but I’m all about Bond.   I’ve been watching James Bond movies ever since I can remember.  What is it about him?  Is it his looks?  Okay, it may be about the looks.  Perhaps it’s the way he … Continue reading

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Madison Johns visits today

Grannies, Guns and Ghosts Senior snoop, Agnes Barton, has taken up residence in a Winnebago at a campground in East Tawas, Michigan. It’s not the ideal place for a woman of seventy-two to live, but she’s making do. She had … Continue reading

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Good Grief by Gerri Brousseau

We have all read stories about women who have lost their love, either by a tragic death or a horrible break-up. Tonight as I’m sitting here writing, I happen to be watching a movie entitled, “P.S., I Love You.” It’s … Continue reading

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The Perfect Balance

All right, so this week’s blog really is a series of questions because I’m as clueless as many writers out there trying to figure out what would make their book sell. As I wrote last week, I began writing with … Continue reading

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Tattoo Etiquette by Leia Shaw

Watching a friend get started on her brand new tattoo sleeve got me thinking about common tattoo faux pas. I’ve blogged about tattoos before – about the recent fad, the significance, and even about my own tattoos. But I didn’t … Continue reading

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Weekly Paranormal-Scope

While I’m not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked with the paranormal in the world.  In many ways, so are you. The week ahead for: Aries Harpies are screeching.  Lay low and … Continue reading

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Writing advice? Don’t even go there.

Life would be so much easier if I weren’t a writer. When I was a little newbie writer, I would hear authors, when asked what advice they would give an aspiring writer, say, “Don’t.”  Just simply, “Don’t.”  When I was … Continue reading

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Favorite Things, A Part of Characterization

In the “Sound of Music”, Maria sings about her favorite things. My Favorite Things by Maria Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a … Continue reading

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Please welcome historical author Regan Walker by Marian Lanouette

“Under cloak of darkness, love will find you. Fearing the dark, you will never find love.” —Unknown   What inspired your latest book? I was listening to a Ricky Martin song, “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” and the scene of … Continue reading

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