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The Lives of Edie Pritchard

The Lives of Edie Pritchard by Larry Watson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Everyone in this book is an ordinary person, people you can recognize and relate to easily. The first part takes place in the world of the … Continue reading

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine My rating: 5 of 5 stars Psychological suspense plus fast-paced action make this a quick and compulsive read. Gina Royal thinks she has a happy marriage and a normal life until she comes home from … Continue reading

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One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker My rating: 5 of 5 stars Five stars – that means “it was amazing” on Goodreads. I have given out a lot of of 5 star reviews, so when … Continue reading

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Writer’s block? Procrastinator? Too busy? Tell it like it is! All those words mean LAZY.

Writer’s block? Procrastinator? Too busy? Tell it like it is! All those words mean LAZY. At least, for me, they do. Those are the words I tell myself to explain why I never seem to get anything done. I make … Continue reading

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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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