Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Funeral? Oh Yes She Did!

The beginning of The Devil Has Dimples starts with a funeral on Halloween night. “Mackie, you ever been to a funeral on Halloween?” He thought for a moment, most likely turning the decades over in his mind searching for an … Continue reading

Posted in Pepper's Posts | 6 Comments

Pepper Phillips – Breast Cancer Survivor

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s a reminder to schedule your breast exam.  What are you waiting for? One out of every eight women will have breast cancer. ONE OUT OF EIGHT!!! I was lucky, from a ‘nothing’ one … Continue reading

Posted in Pepper's Posts | Tagged | 9 Comments

Halloween: Treat no Trick

http://www.booktalk.com/Halloween what to do: 1) Visit each author’s website and collect the Witch’s Brew ingredients. Enter the Witch’s Brew Drawing (form below) and list each author’s featured book (aka “ingredient”). All authors are contributing goodies for the Witch’s Brew Basket! … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Kicking it Into High Gear

This week I received the sweetest email from a reader. She loved my first novel, A Smoky Mountain Christmas! She wanted to know if there would be a sequel, and if one of the minor characters would tell his story. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Halloween Nostalgia, circa 1963 by Stephanie Queen

Halloween was the perfect holiday in the Camelot world of 1963, when I was 8 years old and living in the quintessential Mad Men-style suburb on Long Island, New York. I was an innocent in innocent times. I scoffed at … Continue reading

Posted in Stephanie's Posts | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Sniffing Out Book Bargains by Joan Reeves

Are you a book shopper? I am. I like to find bargain books, but sometimes, these bargains can smell a bit funky. This past week I indulged in some retail therapy at my favorite bargain spots –  TJ Maxx for … Continue reading

Posted in Joan's Posts | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Character Assassination: Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

Does anyone else feel betrayed when the main characters on a book cover in no way match the characters in the book? I do and it’s such a glaring flaw for me that it takes something away from the enjoyment … Continue reading

Posted in Leigh's Posts | 21 Comments