Bittersweet Life Cycle Moments – a Reason Not to Write

Bittersweet Life Cycle Moments – a Reason Not to Write by Debra H. Goldstein Sometimes, life gets in the way of writing. This is one of those weeks that my thoughts are more concerned with life cycle events than they are with “writing.” By the end of this week, my sister and I will both …

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Guest Blogger: Grace Topping – The People You’ll Meet

The People You’ll Meet by Grace Topping When I think about my journey to publication, Dr. Seuss’s words often come to mind, “Oh the places you’ll go!” A terrific line, but to me, a more important thought was “the people you’ll meet.” As a budding mystery writer, I traveled to Orlando to attend Sleuthfest, Boston …

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Returning to Childhood

Returning to Childhood by Debra H. Goldstein Last Friday was Passover’s first 2019 Seder. At one time, our extended family’s Seders averaged 20-30 attendees, but in the past few years the death of the older generation, the different cities our children have settled in, and the activities of our children and grandchildren significantly decreased that …

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Barb Goffman – Guest Blogger – With a Little Help from My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends by Barb Goffman Ah, the perennial question: Where do you get your ideas? Mine spring from all kinds of places. Newspaper articles. Overheard conversations. Advertisements. Sometimes they seemingly spring from nowhere, a random product of the weirdness that is my brain. But even those out-of-nowhere stories likely had …

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There Simply Isn’t Enough Time in the Day by Debra H. Goldstein

There Simply isn’t Enough Time in the Day by Debra H. Goldstein Have you ever wondered why so many Type A people only sleep a few hours each night? I’m positive there is a scientific explanation, but I’ve got my own (and I’m sticking with it). There simply isn’t enough time in the day. I’ve …

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Guest Bloggers: T.C. Lotempio and Rocco – Can a Cat Be Inspirational? Oh yes, especially if his name is ROCCO

Can a Cat be Inspirational? Oh yes, especially if his name is ROCCO…. By T. C. Lotempio I have always been an animal lover, especially of cats. When my calico died a few years ago, I went to my local Animal Shelter and adopted a handsome tuxedo cat named ROCCO. It soon became apparent that …

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Blogs for You, for Me – What Shall it Be?

Blogs – For You, For Me – What shall it be? by Debra H. Goldstein Do blogs make a difference? Do people still read them? I personally think so, but I’m not sure. The reality is we are all inundated with blog messages. How do you pick and choose which ones to follow or read? …

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Guest Blog: Sneaky Interviews Debbie De Louise

Sneaky Interviews Debbie De Louise for It’s Not Always a Mystery Sneaky the Library Cat from the Cobble Cove mystery series here interviewing my author, Debbie De Louise, about our books and her other writing. Hi, Debbie. Thanks for agreeing to this pawsome interview. Even though I’m one of your characters, there’s a lot I …

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Guest Blogger: Anne Louise Bannon – Covering Up

Covering Up by Anne Louise Bannon I’ve always been a dialog kind of woman. When I’m writing, the conversations between characters always come first, and then the visual descriptions. In fact, I have two main characters that I’ve never actually described. So, while I have learned how to add the visual elements into my stories, …

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