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Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy – Make Time to Read – Start With Jack 1939

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle A glance through the books on our shelves says a lot about who we are. I think of it as … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Nicola Upson’s Mystery Series – Featuring Josephine Tey

It has been some time since I wrote about the author, Nicola Upson’s series of mystery novels. They feature Josephine Tey, (25 July 1896 – 13 Feb. 1952) a Britain’s golden age of crime writing author.  I invite you to … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Alan Bradley -The Flavia De Luce Series

“I’d been spending so much time sitting halfway down the stairs that I was beginning to feel like Christopher Robin”   Flavia from I’m Half Sick of Shadows Flavia De Luce  lives in a dilapidated old mansion in the English … Continue reading

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Seeing the New Movie…Murder on the Orient Express

Click Here to watch a brief trailer for the movie, Murder on the Orient Express Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi    I love a good movie, don’t you? … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer….Author Tom Rachman -The Imperfectionists

I am never without a book, I read every day, though more often than not propped up in bed after 11:00 PM. A great book can last until two in the morning. Recently, I needed a quote for the other … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Jeffrey Archer – The Clifton Chronicles

“If you make a deal with a fool, don’t be surprised when they act foolishly.” – Jeffrey Archer, Only Time Will Tell “The worst moment of any campaign is waiting for the sun to rise on the morning of the … Continue reading

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December 21 – Giving you the Gift of Poet Chris Heeter

Seeing Solstice There is a pause now this quiet Solstice time before light slowly lengthens. The temptation? To count the days. To hold our breath until daylight stretches into evening and early morning forces back the darkness. What a relief … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer- Pat Conroy’s new book- A Lowcountry Heart

December 11, 2011 -Last night I finished a splendid memoir written by the irascible and charming Christopher Hitchens. It is called Hitch-22, and the title reminded me of the time I found myself talking to a fascinating man at the deep … Continue reading

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My Favorite Wild Poet – Chris Heeter – Saying Goodbye to Fall

EVEN LEAVES LET GO This fall season arrived with bountiful sun and rain. A blend that promises the extended version of high definition fall foliage. And so it is that I step outside to a day that is yellow. Yes, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer – Chris Rose – Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

I was doing research for a new book when Hurricane Mathew visited Eastern North Carolina last month. Mathew provided a timely background for my writing. The color had been sucked from the world, everything looked gray, while winds threatened. We … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Christopher Fowler Again!

I just finished another in the Bryant & May Series….The Invisible Code. I have written about Fowler and his series before. (Click here for more details) They are irresistible and must be saved for the perfect moment. For at least thirty … Continue reading

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A Writers Writer – Christina Baker Kline – Orphan Train

How could I resist an opening like this….. I believe in ghosts. They’re the ones who haunt us, the ones who have left us behind. Many times in my life I have felt them around me, observing, witnessing, when no … Continue reading

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