Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Alcohol-free speed dating, liederhosen, & books

Tomorrow will be the opening day of the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.  It is an annual five-day affair, with more than 7,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries taking part.  There will be an estimated attendance of 10,000 journalists and over 300,000 … Continue reading

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'THE DOLL IN THE WALL' GIVE-AWAY !

It’s finished . . . My second book is finally finished and ready to be turned loose . . . I have simplified my insanely worded sentences . . . (My mother stopped pouring the coffee she had been in the act of pouring and … Continue reading

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Yummy, Yummy, das ist goot . . .

Of course, on the way home from Blytheville, we stopped at the Wiederkehr Winery for lunch. But before we entered the Weinkeller Restaurant, we had to do a little wine tasting first.  Yes, alcohol on an empty stomach is always … Continue reading

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Blytheville Book Signing

That Bookstore In Blytheville is a tiny store on Main Street, Blytheville.  It is in an old building with creaking wooden floors and high, pressed-tin ceilings.  It has all the atmosphere a reader could want, from a worn rocking chair under a … Continue reading

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That Bookstore In Blytheville Book Signing

Randy and I had a blast! Friday evening Randy and I went to Robert Olen Butler’s book signing.  Robert Olen Butler, winner of a Pulitzer Prize  (NOT pullet surprise – a fowl (foul?) casserole, but PULITZER Prize) read from his latest book, … Continue reading

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That Bookstore In Blytheville

That Bookstore In Blytheville is a mid-America literary landmark, and the owner, Mary Gay Shipley, is a living legend.  If you Google Mary Gay Shipley’s name, you get over 44 pages of interviews, quotes, and articles.  I first heard of … Continue reading

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And the Winners are . . .

Until I wrote a book I had never marketed anything before.  Okay, let’s be honest . . . until I wrote a book I had never even touched a computer.  Now, two books later, I am the proud owner of … Continue reading

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Relatives and Genetics . . .

My parents weren’t big on keeping in touch with their families.  My father lied about his age so he could get into the Air Force at 15.  My mother left home when she was 12.  Even though they cared about … Continue reading

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The Doll in the Wall

     For the last four days, I have been forced to finish correcting my second galley to my second book, ‘The Doll in the Wall’.  So, for 14 hours every day, starting at 6 a.m. I would wedge my … Continue reading

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Now I Know What My Problem Is

I didn’t realize how truly weird I am until I hit my mid-forties.   This aspect of my personality was brought home to me by Cirque du Soleil. I’d checked out ‘The Journey of Man’ from the library.  This Cirque du Soleil … Continue reading

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