L.L. Barkat – For Writers a Writer to Emulate

I first heard of LL Barkat from a Guest Blog posted on Jane Friedman’s wonderful website for authors. The blog is titled: Why Blog—From the Writer Who Said Goodbye to Blogging I enjoyed reading about her insights into blogging. So will you. The name of LL Barkat’s blog is: llbwritesto.me. There were two statements in her blog that got me thinking… “In …

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Mary Higgins Clark – I’ve Got My Eyes on You

A new thriller — I’ve Got My Eyes on You  When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he’s innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there…After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. …

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Mary K Jensen – Rudy’s Rules for Travel

I love this little book. Rudy’s Rules for Travel: Life Lessons from Around the Globe is a collection of delightful stories about the travels of two indomitable adventurers. Mary K. Jensen writes lovingly about her husband, Rudy, and his unique view of traveling. He had rules…and discovering them is one of the joys of this book. As you travel with Rudy …

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Hello Phoenix! Love KFNX 1100

I am very proud and happy that Joy on Paper is now carried on KFNX 1100, which was voted one of the Top Ten Radio Stations in Arizona by Ranking Arizona with over 50,000 weekly listeners. KFNX has one of the largest signals of any Phoenix Radio Station with 50,000 watts reaching almost 5 million people throughout Arizona from Sedona to …

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Brad Parks – Closer Than You Know

I love this book! Brad Parks doesn’t disappoint with this suspense thriller about a woman who is caught up in the a series of disasters. It was this woman — Melanie Barrick — who made this book so compelling. I like Melanie. I ached for Melanie when she finds out her son has been picked up by Social Services. I …

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Carol J. Perry – Sleuth Fest

Carol J. Perry will give us an inside look at the recent Sleuth Fest held in Boca Raton, Florida.  Carol’s most recent book is It Takes a Coven — another of her fabulous Witch City Mysteries.  Three of Carol’s books were selected by Kensington for their display in all Barnes & Noble book stores across the United States.        …

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Beer Glorious Beer

It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to tell you that beer is great — but it is fun to talk to them about a favorite subject of so many people. Coming just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I am looking forward to talking to Mark Patterson, who has earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Mark has (co)authored …

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Hector Macdonald – On Truth

Are facts true? Anymore? Or ever? Is it black and white? Is it like Orwell’s Winston Smith: ‘There was truth and there was untruth.’ We are living in the time of fake news. Who knows what is real?  Definition – fact – noun 1.  something that actually exists; reality; truth:   From Latin > factum something done, deed, noun use of neuter offactus done, past participle of facere to do1       In Truth: A User’s Guide,  Hector Macdonald explains how these so-called …

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