It’s Not Where You Start (It’s Where You Finish) by Debra H. Goldstein

It’s Not Where You Start (It’s Where You Finish) by Debra H. Goldstein Recently, I listened to Barbara Cook’s rendition of the Cy Coleman and Dorthy Field’s signature song “It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish” from 1973’s Broadway show, Seesaw. Forty years after the song debuted, the words remain true. Whether one is …

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Guest Blogger Michele Drier: The New? Maybe not.

The New? Maybe not.  by Michele Drier Long ago, as the earth was cooling, people used odd machines called “typewriters” to compose notes to one another. These machines were developed after the discovery of electricity, but they were powered by a different source, human fingers. And they were called “manual” because of this. They were …

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Final Beginnings – How I Met Your Mother and My Life

Final Beginnings – How I Met Your Mother and My Life by Debra H. Goldstein Last night, in the final minute of its eighth season, How I Met Your Mother’s audience met the mother. Ted, the main character, didn’t meet her, but in that moment, we knew that the stage was set for an entirely …

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Guest Blogger – Victoria Weisfeld – Follow that Thread!

  Follow That Thread!   by Victoria Weisfeld “Out the back door and under the big ash was a picnic table . . . I lay down on it for nearly two weeks, staring up into branches and leaves, fighting fear and panic, because I had no idea how to begin a piece of writing.” …

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Guest Blogger: Kaye George – Writing What I Know

  Writing What I Know – by Kaye George Writers are told to “write what we know,” right? This poses a problem for mystery writers because most of us haven’t killed anyone, or even been shot. My life contains so little violence, it’s practically G-rated. So mystery writers soldier on, imaging people shot, strangled, poisoned, …

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FRAGILE ANGLES by Debra H. Goldstein

Fragile Angles by Debra H. Goldstein Recently, I had a birthday, but I didn’t have a lot of time to dwell on being a year older because my calendar was so full of “special” birthday events. Besides attaining another year of age, I’m sure I gained five pounds during the celebrations! What was important to …

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Guest Blogger: Polly Iyer – Good Books Find Readers – Despite Breaking The Rules

Good Books Find Readers – Despite Breaking The Rules by Polly Iyer Certain things make me grumpy. One is when I finish reading a book then pick up another in the same genre that sounds almost exact. The plot is different, marginally, but in many ways, you know what’s going to happen because there’s a …

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Type A, Type B or Type C?

Sometimes, I feel like Mr. Magoo – extremely nearsighted, unwilling to admit to even being a trifle nearsighted, and then lucky by the way things turned out. I say “yes” to so many things I want to do and then add in those “have to do” items until I find myself either having to sacrifice …

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Guest Interview: Elizabeth Zelvin — Author, Psychotherapist, and Singer-Songwriter

AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH ZELVIN – –  AUTHOR, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, AND SINGER-SONGWRITER 1) What is your most recent book? Tell us thing about it. DEATH WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE was published as an e-novella by BooksBNimble Press in December 2012. It’s the eighth entry in my mystery series about recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler and his friends, …

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Guest Blogger: Edith Maxwell aka Tace Baker — An Experience in Self-Publishing

Debra, thanks so much for inviting me over! I went on a new adventure last week. It occurred to me that two of my short stories that were published in the last ten years included some dark back story for two of the main characters in Speaking of Murder. My story “Reduction in Force” describes …

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