Category Archives: Indie Presses

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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What Do You Mean You Don’t Want to be Trussed Up Like a Turkey?

Hi there guys and dolls!  Today’s blog is about clothing, or rather what shall I do in my own world and in my own way.  Now as many of my long term, faithful friends have known, not only do my … 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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Ready to Curl Up with a Great Book?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, it seems to be that almost everywhere there is a notable change in the air.  The nesting season has begun!  So find a honey, a nice libation and of course a delightful read to … Continue reading

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Oh Good, You’re Not Working Today….

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I’ve decided to let Andrea and Heather take over the blog this week.  They had a fabulous visit on my behalf with the most delightful Blog Talk Radio host on the airwaves, Amy Beth Arkawy.  … Continue reading

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Joyce Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there guys and dolls!  Well, there’s another month just whizzing by!  I don’t know about you, but the speed just makes my head spin.  That, or the fact that I dipped into the martini pitcher…oh, never mind.  The great … Continue reading

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And You Know I Just Love to Hob Nob….

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week I had the opportunity be a guest on the ever popular and talented Leanne Dyck’s blog.  Or rather the two behind me, Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff, confabbed all about being me and … Continue reading

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Leslie Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, it’s hard to believe, but I’ve been Taking 5 for a full year now with my Cozy Cat Press fellow authors.  It’s been such a pleasure getting to know my fellow writers as we … Continue reading

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