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Great Group of Characters

These are some of the folks who populate the Village of Stafford in my latest book, COMING HOME TO LOVE. Lady Henrietta Stafford (Hetty) At 63 years of age, Henrietta Stafford's life is finally her own. Last living descendant of Baron Landon Stafford, she believes the line will die with her.  Always careful to observe [...]

By |2019-06-25T21:22:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|General Observations|0 Comments

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (BOOK REVIEW)

Told by Mutnodjmet, the younger of the half-sisters, this is the story of how the 15-year-old Nefertiti becomes not only Queen of Egypt but Pharaoh, reigning as co-regent with her husband Amunhotep IV. Both girls have been raised in a powerful family and are the nieces of Queen Tiye – wife of Amunhotep III – [...]

By |2019-06-22T22:03:33+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Retired Librarians Welcome Author

  It was high noon (really 1:oo p.m.). The audience in front of me was comprised of thirty-five part-time librarians at a local senior community library. Their faces betrayed their somewhat jaded anticipation - a few smiles among a group of blank faces. They were gathered for their regular business meeting and to hear yet [...]

By |2019-06-12T21:29:02+00:00June 12th, 2019|General Observations|0 Comments

Living in the Middle by A. Robert Allen (Book Review)

Living in the Middle is the story of James (Jimmy) Montgomery III, son of the New York City Montgomerys. Never close to his high society mother, Jimmy hardly misses her when she doesn’t attend his high school graduation. But when he returns home, he soon learns that he is unwelcome in the house where he [...]

By |2019-05-30T23:26:14+00:00May 30th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Memorial Day Memories

In honor of Memorial Day, I've decided to share with you an excerpt from my book VALLEY MEMORIES: A Nostalgic Look At Growing Up in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Here's the excerpt from the chapter titled May Memories.   Another special May memory is of the Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade. On parade day my dad [...]

By |2019-05-27T05:00:25+00:00May 27th, 2019|Valley Memories Articles|0 Comments

Your SECOND CHANCE is Coming!

Most of you know that I am still in the throes of editing my newest novel COMING HOME TO LOVE. This will be the first book of my Second Chance At Love romance series centered around more mature (senior) characters. As the adage goes, write what you know...so I'm pulling out these older folks and giving [...]

By |2019-05-18T13:03:19+00:00May 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gown by Jennifer Robson (Book Review)

In The Gown we are treated to a unique perspective of post-World War II (1947) England through the eyes of two young women. Ann Hughes is the chief embroiderer in the fashion house of Hartnell, a designer most often called upon to furnish gowns and dresses for Britain’s Royal Family. When news reaches the workroom [...]

By |2019-05-17T22:09:56+00:00May 17th, 2019|Book Reviews, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Free Short Story Only For Subscribers

Lately I've been co-facilitator for a writing class here in the community where I live. It's been fun helping others with their forays into the field of the written word. But it's been inspirational as well. A couple of weeks ago, I awoke with this short story swirling in my head. I am going to [...]

By |2019-05-14T08:01:02+00:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott (Book Review)

Fans of Alfred Hitchcock will revel in the story of The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott. A weave of mystery and terror, the story follows Ailsa Calder on her journey back to her childhood home in Scotland. Upon her mother’s recent death, Ailsa inherits half of the house known as the Manse. The other half [...]

By |2019-04-25T16:36:27+00:00April 25th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments