Yearly Archives: 2013

Stephen Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Let’s all take a little breather between festive rounds and get to know one of my dear friends, Stephen Kaminski.  He’s the author of the Damon Lassard mysteries and a fine young man.  We had … Continue reading

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And a Few More Cozy Cats for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  First of all I would love to wish you all the best for the holiday season!  Merry Christmas, Soulful Solstice, Joyful Kwanzaa, Happy New Year — and all the other ways you share the love … Continue reading

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A Couple of Real Cozy Cats!

Hi there , guys and dolls!  This has been such a big year for yours truly, and it’s only going to get better in the years to come.  For those of you who have been following along, you know this … Continue reading

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Swinging Holiday Partytime!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Tis the season for the parties!  Here’s some of my favorite things that bring the sashay to the swing and make the season a little jollier. Start by adding the right people — the fun … Continue reading

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Let’s All Go to the Movies!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Rest assured, yours truly is hard at work on the next Poppy Cove Mystery (Miss Santa Lucia, Nora Burbank, doesn’t know what’s coming, poor girl), but every now and then a girl needs to take … Continue reading

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Amy Beth Takes 5 With Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, yours truly was one happy glamper this week when my good friend Amy Beth Arkawy’s name floated up to the top of the martini pitcher to be picked as this month’s Take 5 guest.  … Continue reading

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If You Ain’t Having Fun, You’re Going At It All Wrong!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Are you having fun yet?  Well, I have to admit I’m having a blast!  Whether I’m right or wrong, I know I’m happy.  Talking about it may jinx it, but I am willing to take … Continue reading

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You Can Count on It!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, let’s talk about writing — words, goals and numbers.  Like most writers we know, we start off a good day of writing with the idea of a number of words to strive for — … Continue reading

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Write What You Know

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today Andrea and Heather are taking over Barbara Jean, talking about what they know, or what they are learning to know. There’s the old adage that says to write about what you know, and some … Continue reading

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T’Gracie and Joe Take 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, another month is coming to a close, which means it’s time for one of my favorite things, being the social butterfly that I am.  Today the Reeses, T’Gracie and Joe, sit and have a … Continue reading

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