The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies For Sensitive People – Judith Orloff

Wish I’d had access to Empath’s Survival Guide years ago! Reading it would’ve saved me a lot of unhappiness, anxiety, and frustration. I had no clue why I was “so overly sensitive” as people would tell me. I couldn’t understand my fears about driving, walking through bright, cluttered retail stores, or my need to be …

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The Dead Of Night: A Piper Blackwell Mystery by Jean Rabe!

The Dead of Night was my first introduction to Piper Blackwell's world, and based on this one, I'm looking forward to seeing more. The story of two different crimes, set many years apart--one against the very young and one the very old--pulled me in until I had to finish the last section in one sitting …

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Hair Brained: A Bad Hair Day Mystery Release!

Story Blurb When hairstylist Marla Vail’s best friend is hurt in a suspicious car accident, Marla assumes guardianship of her infant son. No sooner does Marla say, “Baby want a bottle?” than she’s embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But …

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Blame it on the bet: Blog Tour!

BLURB: Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, where the cats wear sweaters, the local priest dispenses dating advice, and you can find your fortune in the bottom of a pie pan. When her family’s pub is threatened with foreclosure, Hennessy O’Halloran, along with her three sisters, is determined to raise enough money to keep it out of …

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It Could Always Be Worse

Seeing the horrific pictures of the aftermath, and continuing destruction of Harvey, brought back stressful memories of our time in Fort Myers, Florida. 2004, especially. That was the year we were preparing for a hurricane every other week starting in early August. Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne. Ken had just had surgery on August 6th and …

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“Don’t Stop Writing!”

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 had a knack for writing. Better …

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Persistence

Sitting on my deck this morning, I couldn't help but admire the persistence of one certain spider. He's been hanging around most of the summer. I know that because I've run into his (her) webs more than once. We've done out best to leave the webs alone because they're all part of the natural scheme …

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The Lawman’s Apache Moon – Blog Tour

BLURB: “No more detours!” That was the promise Angelina Lord made to herself when she accepted a ride from a wedding in Texas, with the best man to her destination in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What could possibly go wrong? Angelina is focused on one thing–opening a fashion boutique in Santa Fe. What she really …

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Reinventing Yourself After 50

After years  working in the banking industry, (translation: teller), private schools (translation: executive assistant), the travel industry (translation: failed travel agent) I found myself living in Fort Myers, Florida, wondering what the heck to do, now. You're probably thinking, "Go to the beach! Swim! Shop at one of the kazillion outlet malls! Enjoy the freedom …

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Molly In Maine

Our adopted "daughter" Molly - in Maine watching Dad leave shore without her! She adopted us in 1995 when she was about 3, at least that's the age we were given by the Miami Animal Shelter. Her first "mom" had died and a neighbor brought Molly into the shelter because there were no relatives to …

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