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Y is for Yellow – the color of sunshine

Yellow has always been my favorite color. Just looking at yellow makes me feel good, so I try to surround myself with yellow whenever I can. The walls through most of my home are a very pale yellow called Banana … Continue reading

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Why do I try to write a novel every November??

National Novel Writing Month started today. Every year at midnight on Halloween night thousands of writers sit down at their computers and start typing furiously as we try to complete a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every year I swear … Continue reading

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THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles

The Bone Tree by Greg Iles My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Bone Tree was the first Greg Iles novel I ever picked up. About twenty pages in, I put it down and hunted up a copy of Natchez … Continue reading

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I Promise Myself

The Fulton Breakfast Optimist Club invited me to talk about my new book at their meeting this morning. At 6 a.m. For an author, a new book is like a new grandchild: We love to talk about them, and grab … Continue reading

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Were your ancestors Quakers?

QUAKER – a member of the Society of Friends, formed in England in 1648. Early restrictions brought them to New Jersey in 1675 and some 230 English Quakers founded Burlington, NJ in 1678. William Penn was granted the territory of … Continue reading

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Ellis Island

From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within … Continue reading

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January 9, 1931 – Fulton Daily Sun Gazette

PROWLER IN BLUFF STREET HOME CAUGHT Fulton Night Police Force Called Three Times to Catch Culprit. The Fulton night police force, including the driver of the fire truck, was kept busy for several-hours Thursday night responding to alarms from a … Continue reading

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Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies

Fakebook: A True Story. Based on Actual Lies by Dave Cicirelli My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fakebook sucked me in on the first page and held me all the way to the last. No, even before the first page, … Continue reading

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