Don’t Be An April Fool! Pet First Aid & CPR

Learn Pet First-Aid & CPCR for your Pet’s Sake! By Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader™ Veterinarians are the experts, but most of us are not lucky enough to have a Vet velcroed to our hip 24/7, and even if you live with 5 people in your house, odds are that when the dog stops …

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Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder – Only 99 Pennies!

Yes, you read that right! Now until April 15, you can read about travel agent, Andi Anna Jones, her bothersome ex-stepmother, Ruby, ambulance chasing lawyer, Bert, and, oh, yes...handsome love-interest, Manuel. Click on the link to go to Amazon Kindle! Also, get these amazing books by Imajin Books Authors! They're on sale, too!   

Springtime Plants & Pet Safety Tips

By Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader™  Springtime showers bring lots of flowers, fruits, weeds and chemicals! Maybe not quite the rhyme we grew up with but pretty much the scenario around the country. Keeping a watchful eye on what pets can get into can truly be a lifesaver. Be Proactive Examine your house and …

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St. Paddy’s Day: Time For Corned Beef!

Okay, I admit it. I fix corned beef once a year. Have for the, oh, say, 25, give or take a couple. It's a tradition; one my husband won't let me forget. Brisket, potatoes, carrots, onion, and, of course, cabbage. Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe 5 pounds corned brisket of beef 6 peppercorns, or packaged …

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The Next Generation of Writers

If my experience this week is any indication, the writing world is in great hands with the next generation. I had the honor of judging a high school writing contest. About 200 entries were pared down to 15 poems and 12 short stories. It was my responsibility to choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each …

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E-Book vs. Print – A Diversion

This post may seem frivolous, given the horrible news of the past week, but, for the sake of my sanity, I needed to change the subject; if only for a moment. Recently, I polled my Facebook friends about their preference; E-Book or print, and I got some interesting responses. Esther said, "I like Ebooks for …

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The Bridge of Love

Any dog lover...actually any animal lover knows that to lose a beloved pet is an indescribable grief. I can only relate to dogs because I've never had a pet cat, bird, hamster, Guinea pig, etc. So, my experience comes from the canine variety. Although I had dogs growing up; cocker spaniels, Taffy # 1 and  Taffy …

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Spirited Friends

Almost thirteen years ago, I met Dana Taylor. She was a fairly new author with a small publishing company and I had just gotten published  by the same publisher. That was my first experience with actually having my words...MY WORDS...in print and I was lost. If you'd looked in the dictionary under the word, "Newbie"  …

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My First Car!

"Use the clutch!" Words  coming from Mr. Cato, my high school driver's ed instructor, that still echo in my ear. Clutch? I don't see no stinkin' clutch! Which is probably why the "training" car with the manual (on the steering column back then) transmission died halfway up the steep Southern Indiana hill. (In case you're …

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The Importance of a Great Cover!

I've been extremely lucky in my writing career. Two publishers. Two fabulous graphic artists. While I've always had input on covers, my "eye" usually defers to the professionals. I believe, on MM&M, I suggested a margaritas glass and Ryan ran with it! With Cynthia's Attic, the original concept with the clock showing, subtly, in the …

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