Category Archives: Parties

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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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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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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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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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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Barbara Jean’s Dating Tips for 50’s Glamour Girls

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today I’m going to share with you some tidbits of wisdom to help you navigate the waters out there.  The following tips are from our latest Poppy Cove Mystery — DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN.  … 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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