Category Archives: California

…But I Discovered Christopher!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you’re all having a lovely holiday weekend. My girls (Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff are Canadian, so they have had a lovely weekend full of fun, family and tradition, with a little Met Opera … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's fun, 1950's, 1950's California, 1950s fun, 1950s glamour, Alter Ego, Authors, blogaday, Blogs, California, Canadian Thanksgiving, Characters, Columbus Day, Conversation, creative writing, Creativity, daily blog, Dating, diary, Domestic life, entertainment, flash fiction, Historical, historical fiction, Holidays, Humor, Italian, journal, long read, Love, Nostalgia, Pop Culture, postaday, Romance, Social Mores, Socializing, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

She’s Not That Yar

Hi there, guys and dolls! Looks like I won’t be applying for Skipper or First Mate any time soon. Not after my date with the Captain, anyway. The weekend started out so exciting. I met a man (Kevin) at the … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1950s fun, 1950s glamour, 50's Movies, Alter Ego, blogaday, California, Characters, Classic Movies, creative writing, Creativity, daily blog, diary, entertainment, Happy Hour, historical fiction, Humor, journal, Nostalgia, Pen Names, postaday, Romance, Socializing, stories, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Girl Means the World to Us…

Hi there guys and dolls, Andrea and Heather here. Slowly but surely we’ve been getting back to Barbara Jean’s Poppy Cove Mysteries set in her beloved Santa Lucia. From what we’ve seen in recent news, its alternative reality of Santa … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1950's California, 50's Novels, Alter Ego, Authors, book series, books, California, collaboration, Commitment, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, creative writing, Creativity, ebooks, Fictional Characters, Inspiration, Mysteries, novels, Patience, Perspective, Readers, reading, Santa Barbara, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Grow, Change or Stay the Same?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Do you often hear voices in your head? Well I do, or should I say my girls Andrea and Heather do (sometimes I forget that I’m the fictional alter ego and my real writer girls … Continue reading

Posted in Alter Ego, Authors, book series, books, California, Characters, collaboration, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, creative writing, Creativity, ebooks, Fiction, Fictional Characters, Inspiration, Mysteries, Pen Names, Perspective, Readers, Reading, stories, Uncategorized, Writers, Writing, Writing Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Andrea and Heather Take 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, if you told someone you’d ‘See You in September,’ you’d better do it lickety split, because the month’s almost over. Wasn’t that a fast one? Yours truly cannot believe how fast the days fly. … Continue reading

Posted in 50's Novels, Authors, book series, books, California, Characters, Classic Movies, collaboration, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, creative writing, Creativity, ebooks, entertainment, Fiction, Fictional Characters, Humor, Inspiration, Interviews, kindle, murder mystery, Mysteries, Pen Names, Perspective, Readers, Reading, Santa Barbara, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writers, Writing, Writing Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I Wonder About Them

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your summer has been going along swimmingly. Yours truly has been having such a fantabulous one, I’m always up to something. Which makes me think about my Santa Lucians in my Poppy Cove Mysteries and what they do. Everyone’s … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's California, 50's Novels, Alter Ego, Authors, book series, books, California, Characters, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, creative writing, Creativity, ebooks, Fiction, Fictional Characters, Historical, Hollywood, murder mystery, Mysteries, Nostalgia, novels, Readers, reading, Social Mores, Socializing, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writers, Writing, Writing Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now Where was I?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I’m happy to report that both of my girls are feeling pretty darn fine these days and have had a celebratory break after the most interesting year they have had. They never really stopped … Continue reading

Posted in Alter Ego, Authors, book series, books, California, Carpinteria, Commitment, Communication, Conversation, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, creative writing, Creativity, ebooks, Fiction, Fictional Characters, Humor, Indie Presses, kindle, Mysteries, novels, Patience, Pen Names, Perspective, Readers, Reading, Socializing, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writers, Writing, Writing Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So What Have They Been Up To?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today I was thinking about my darling Santa Lucians who are the heart of my Poppy Cove Mysteries, and wondering what they do when I’m busy running around and carousing about. They seem to have … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's California, 50's Fashions, 50's Novels, Alter Ego, Authors, book series, books, California, Characters, Commitment, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, creative writing, Creativity, e-publishing, ebooks, entertainment, Fiction, Fictional Characters, Humor, Inspiration, kindle, murder mystery, Mysteries, novels, Pen Names, Perspective, Readers, Reading, romantic suspense, stories, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writers, Writing, Writing Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy to Make Your Acquaintance

Hi there, guys and dolls! Andrea and Heather here and don’t we feel blessed. Lately, we have made so many new friends and curious visitors to the wonderful world of Barbara Jean Coast, and the Santa Lucia she inhabits. It … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's California, 50's Novels, book series, California, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, ebooks, Fiction, Fictional Characters, First Novel, kindle, murder mystery, Mysteries, novels, Readers, Reading, romantic suspense, Uncategorized, Vintage, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So Who Does Make it A NATE TO REMEMBER?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you’re having a lovely long weekend. As always, I’m scheming and dreaming trials and tribulations for my Santa Lucia social set. And for all of you who haven’t come along for the third Poppy … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1950's California, 50's Novels, Authors, books, California, Cozy Mysteries, Cozy Mystery Series, kindle, murder mystery, novels, Readers, Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment