Who I am and Why I'm Here

That’s as it relates to blogging, not necessarily anything else. I started blogging several years ago when I first set up my web site because a WordPress blogging platform came with the web site. I didn’t know what blogging actually was. I loved writing. I loved essay-ing. Mostly I wrote …

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Barb's Writer Friends: Tina Wainscott Answers Five Quick Questions

Starting today I am hosting some of my writer friends as guest bloggers. I came up with the questions. The answers are entirely theirs. I am pleased to have author Tina Wainscott as my first guest. Tina was my very first writer friend and she’s always been tremendously supportive as …

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Picky Reader reads C.J. Box

Rarely do I rave about other authors’ books. But occasionally, I feel I must. I ran across C.J. Box’s books in the local library. I’d never heard of him. I haven’t yet figured out what makes me pick up a particular book by an unknown (to me) author. Maybe it …

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Old Blue

My dad worked in fertilizer manufacturing plants his whole life. Do you know where fertilizer plants are located? In tiny towns no one ever head of with names like Marseilles. Depue. Soda Springs. Have you ever visited a fertilizer plant? They are desolate, barren places where gypsum dust is inhaled …

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Naples, Florida. My hometown.

It isn’t really.  I wasn’t born in Naples, but I grew up there, even though I was in my twenties, married and had a child when I arrived.  Naples was where I grew into adulthood.  It’s where my kids were born and raised and where I called home for thirty …

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Webster and Whitley

Webster and Whitley My granddogs. Several years ago I made the mistake of adopting an unspayed female dog named Maggie. Maggie seemed very sweet and docile when I found her at the local shelter. I knew I’d have to bring her back to be spayed but I’m a little fuzzy …

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Bring Me Some Flowers

It’s one of those rare occasions when my husband is out of the house without me.  I’m cruising around on Twitter and expecting him home any time and I thought, “What if he walked in with flowers?”  He won’t but it made me wonder what is it about men who never/rarely …

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"I made a chocolate cake…"

Nobody’s Fool The following is excerpted from the romantic comedy NOBODY’S FOOL by Barbara Meyers, released 1/6/15 from Samhain Publishing — She heard her mother’s approach from the back door and wished with all her heart that she’d made it to her room before now. She’d rather her mother not know …

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