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The Year of COVID

I vividly remember this time last year. Morning Latte Fear, confusion, questions, and, yes, relief. You see, I'm an introvert and empath. The thought of social gatherings almost make me sick. What should I wear? Who's going to be there? Will my hair look okay? How many people will notice the (mumble, mumble, mumble) pounds …

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Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries

I became aware of Carolyn Haines through the Trouble Cat Mystery Series. Carolyn, along with authors,  Susan Y. Tanner  (Author, Editor), Miranda James (Author), Joanne Pence  (Author), Caroline Fardig  (Author), Connie Shelton  (Author), Ritter Ames  (Author), Larissa Reinhart  (Author), Pamela Sue DuMond (Author), Jaden Terrell  (Author), Susan Boles  (Author), Ava Mallory  (Author), Claire Matturro (Author), Rebecca Barrett  (Author)  have conspired to write these delightful books about Trouble, the sophisticated black cat detective with a British flair. He relates, particularly, to …

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I Remember: My First Booksigning!

My first booksigning, in 2006, was a momentous event. I didn't sleep for days worrying about 1. finding the bookstore in North Fort Myers. 2. Collecting all the gear I needed such as, business cards, promo poster, book marks, and, oh yes, BOOKS! You can't imagine how worried I was that I'd arrive with no …

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Coming Soon from Wild Rose Press!

Andi Anna Jones, so-so travel agent/amateur sleuth, puts aside her resentment of her father’s widow and books a 60th birthday cruise to Cancun for Ruby and three friends. Never does Andi imagine the cruise will include the murder of a has-been lounge singer—or that Ruby might be the main suspect. Flirting with more than danger …

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Dear Reader…

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder - Coming Soon! Do you ever wish you could take a horrifying job experience and turn it into something positive? My latest fictional character, Andi Anna Jones, is my way of coming to terms with a short-lived career as a travel agent. Oh, yes, I was truly awful, and often wished …

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Don’t Stop Writing!

...or dancing! Every teacher, from third grade on said, "Mary, whatever you do, don't stop writing."  Those words came back to me when I signed my first publishing contract with Echelon Press. "Why," I ask myself, "did it only take 40+ years to appreciate the fact that, maybe, just maybe, I did have a knack …

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The Sinister Superyacht – Ana T. Drew

After reading all about the wonderful new mystery, The Sinister Superyacht, you'll find a link for a fantastic giveaway! Ana T. Drew will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a lucky randomly drawn winner! Synopsis: French tycoon Jean-Louis Ponsard is having a bad year. Unwise investments, canceled orders, deals falling through… In the thick of …

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Jean Rabe – The Dead of Jerusalem Ridge Blog Tour!

About the book: Sheriff Piper Blackwell’s three-day vacation with old Army buddies ends in tragedy. At the same time, a vile hate crime along a county road enrages her department. Their forces divided, Piper and her deputies must solve both cases before tensions boil and threaten the rural fabric of Spencer County, Indiana. Only eight …

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You’re Just Too Sensitive!

empath (plural empaths) One who has the ability to sense emotions; someone who That's what...That's what...is empathic or practices empathy. A definite over-simplification. Until a few years ago, I thought I was just weird, out-of-step, too sensitive, even a little crazy. I wondered why seeing a dog run over, or a starving, homeless cat, meowing …

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Retribution: The Riveting Sequel to Redemption

Almost six long years have passed since Carmela Santiago witnessed the hitman she loved assassinate her father. Now she is ready to exact her plan of revenge against him and the people he loves. Carmela will stop at nothing to tear his family apart. Running her father’s drug smuggling empire, she will use every resource …

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