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FAMILY TREE: Rooted in Survival by Rebecca Freimann (Review)

First time author Rebecca Freimann throws her hat into the ring with FAMILY TREE: Rooted in Survival. This is the true story of three branches of a family. It tells of their struggles and herculean efforts to survive the Holocaust. With time slipping slowly into the future, we must realize that there are entire generations [...]

By | 2019-02-17T20:36:45+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Book Reviews|1 Comment

Survey Says…

Hi, I'm asking everyone to take a short survey (less than 3 minutes) to help me determine the format and other options for my new (yet to be written) mystery series. I have entitled them the Candler Mysteries. Here's the link to the survey. I appreciate your help.  Simply click on the link below.   [...]

By | 2019-02-12T18:58:59+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Discovery Leads to More Books

Cleaning files can be rewarding. But the work involved can be daunting. Especially after you've changed residences. Six years ago I officially retired from my day job. We picked up stakes and moved south. Upon arrival there was the usual chaos and everything was stowed away for the time being. That was before I wrote [...]

By | 2019-02-02T23:30:05+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|General Observations|0 Comments

What Are Your Writing Habits? – Writing Basics

We all have hundreds of habits that make each of us unique. And authors may have more habits than the average person. During one of my visits to a middle school I was asked the following question(s): Do you have any unusual writing habits? Do you handwrite or type your stories? Since this is a [...]

By | 2019-01-24T06:30:48+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Writing Basics|0 Comments

The Colors of All The Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith (Book Review)

“I can’t promise anything—but I shall do my best.”  This is the campaign slogan that Mma Precious Ramotswe uses in her bid for a seat on the Gaborone City Council. She is doing this against her better judgement, having been coerced into the political arena by her friends Mma Potokwane, Mma Makutsi, and Rra Polopetsi. [...]

By | 2019-01-21T18:43:24+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button?

While browsing through Facebook this morning, I came across a photo of an old button box. This brought to mind a chapter from my Valley Memories book. I'd like to share that chapter here with you. It originally appeared as a news column in 2008. If you enjoy this trip down memory lane, be sure [...]

By | 2019-01-14T14:59:30+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Valley Memories Articles|2 Comments

What Should I Write? – Writing Basics

I am often asked about the mechanics of writing by new authors. These questions usually come from writers I am mentoring; on several occasions I've been asked profound questions by middle school students who are also interested in the art of writing. And sometimes my answers surprise me in that I actually sound like I [...]

By | 2019-01-09T20:58:00+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Writing Basics|0 Comments

Lighting the Way by Liza DeStefano (Book Review)

Lighting The Way is the second collection of inspirational poems in the Wings of My Heart series by poet and author Liza DeStefano. Ms. DeStefano’s poetry is inspired by the passing of her father in early 2018 (Wings of My Heart) and moves forward through her period of mourning (Lighting The Way). With the additional loss [...]

By | 2019-01-06T17:35:18+00:00 January 6th, 2019|Book Reviews|0 Comments