Category Archives: cocktails

Friendly Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Another week, more so-so advice 😉 Dear Barbara Jean, My children are at the age where they want to help out in the kitchen, but I am so concerned about it. You see, I like … Continue reading

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Is it Happy Hour Yet?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Weekend’s right around the corner, so let’s get the happy hours started. This week’s Raves n’ Faves are some of my favorite drinks. Remember, pace yourself. We want to recall all the fun we had … Continue reading

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Oh Millie, We Hardly Knew Ye…

Hi there, guys and dolls! It’s Workday Wednesday and time for another almost completely true tale from my fictional workplace. Today’s adventure is all about Millie. At least I think that’s what her name is, to be honest, she came … Continue reading

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It Truly is Deluxe Radio!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your Thursday’s going swingingly. With the weekend right around the corner, it’s time for Barbara Jean’s Raves and Faves. I suggest to you the fantabulously delightful Radio Deluxe, hosted by Jessica Molaskey and John … Continue reading

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The Tale of Val, Sal and Hal

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, I just love Monday Night Bridge Club. Now of course, I don’t have the first clue how to play. I basically follow along, sometimes I take home a little lunch money, other times … Continue reading

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A Flaming Disaster

Hi there, guys and dolls! My girls have asked of me to share my misshapen adventures in life. Starting today, I’ll be posting regularly, basically a “dear diary,” about my dating and social swirl, the neighborhood gossip that I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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These are a Few of my Favorite Tweets…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  The girls are hard at work developing the third Poppy Cove Mystery (the follow-up to STRANGLED BY SILK and DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN) and I must say it’s a doozy — not everyone is … Continue reading

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Gee, What a Swell Party!

Hi there guys and dolls!  A couple of weeks ago, yours truly had a super duper little shindig thrown by BetsyBean LatteDa and Boneyard Coffee and Tea to celebrate my latest (DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN).  I was tickled that … Continue reading

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Under the Shade of an Umbrella

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I’ve got some exciting news coming up — DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN (the follow-up to STRANGLED BY SILK) is almost ready!  Patricia Rockwell of Cozy Cat Press, my fantastic publisher has been working hard … Continue reading

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