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SNOWY SHOWERS IN MAY AND MOTHER’S DAY

In Northwestern, PA, we had snow flurries today.  We had a trace amount in 2017, but the last recorded accumulating snowfall in my city occurred in May of 1925 and in 1966, we had 3.1 inches. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Coming to Print

2019 was a busy year!  I am excited to announce that a collection of my short cozy mysteries will be coming out in the Fall of 2020 published by Flying Ketchup Press. As we progress toward publication, I will post … Continue reading

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Cozy Book Review

For a second time, I was lucky to win a free book from katiescottagebooks.com A huge “Thank you” goes out for this giveaway.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, click on the link above. This is my first read … Continue reading

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Cozy Review- Dying for Devil’s Food

Recently the luck of the draw made me a winner in a free book contest. – katiescottagebooks.com The book was the new release- Dying for Devil’s Food – Jenn McKinlay This book was the eleventh in the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries … Continue reading

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A New Year-A New Beginning

In 2019 – May all your stories even if they start bad, end good.

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The 8th Annual Halloweensie Contest

Thank you Susanna Leonard Hill for once again offering your annual Halloweensie contest.  This year’s Halloween stories must be appropriate for children and no more than 100 words. You must use the words cauldron, howl and shiver.  Please check out the below link for … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Rhyme

I have been absent from blogging for several months as I have been working on my latest story written in verse. Today however I came across sad news that one of the true geniuses of meter and rhyme has passed … Continue reading

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The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words).  You must use the … Continue reading

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Start A Story

Where do you get inspiration from? How do you start a story? I find my creative juices flow with a great opening line. Below are some opening lines I have thought of. Let’s hide it in here, no one has … Continue reading

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Query Organization

While we are all sure that the first agent or editor we query will fall in love with our writing and immediately sign us, the truth is, we may have unorganized file folders, notebooks, charts, post-its and other jotted down notes … Continue reading

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