Category Archives: First Novel

The Week That Was…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Whew, well the girls have given me quite the week.  Sit back and I’ll tell you all about it.  Oh, and for those of you who didn’t hear the news, the blog posts have changed … Continue reading

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Drema Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well then, can you believe that January’s almost chasing its own tail out the door already?  If anyone can find where that time has gone, do let me know.  As for me, I just dipped … Continue reading

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Dear Reader, Dear Writer

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I may get a little flack for this post, but I have to say what I have to say.  Please forgive me if you read yourself in this week’s musings, but then again, if you … Continue reading

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Nanci Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Can you believe that the new year is right around the corner?  It seems like Christmas was just a few days ago… oh wait, it was.  What was in that egg nog anyway?  Anyhoo, so … Continue reading

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Some More Purr-fectly Wonderful Cozy Cat Tales…

Hi there guys and dolls, one more review wrap-up for you.  And however you celebrate this time of year — Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, may the season bring you peace, joy, health and prosperity.  Sending you all warm … Continue reading

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How Do, Elise Hepner?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today’s blog I’d like to introduce to you a new friend of mine, Elise Hepner.  For a self-described shy girl, she’s created a wonderfully expressive world to share with us.  Please join me in welcoming … Continue reading

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Who Knew I Had So Much to Say?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, this happened before I knew it.  This is blog post number 100!  It’s been over a couple of years, and there’s many favorite posts I’d love to mention. My very first one was titled … Continue reading

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Where are you Going, Where Have you Been?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, I’m happy to say that things are moving along with my Poppy Cove Mysteries.  Andrea and Heather are lining up more selling venues and promotional fun and games for both STRANGLED BY SILK and … Continue reading

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Patricia Takes 5 With Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Welcome to my latest edition of Take 5.  And what a great one it is!  I have the privilege and honor to share with all of you the musings of one of my favorite writers, … Continue reading

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