Category Archives: 1950’s

The Girl Means the World to Us…

Hi there guys and dolls, Andrea and Heather here. Slowly but surely we’ve been getting back to Barbara Jean’s Poppy Cove Mysteries set in her beloved Santa Lucia. From what we’ve seen in recent news, its alternative reality of Santa … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Accessorize, Glamourize!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Every now and then, it’s a good idea for a gal to discover some new little tricks and tips to keep the glamour game going. This week, yours truly is sharing some gems of my … Continue reading

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State of the Fair

Hi there, guys and dolls! As some of you more ardent fans may have noticed, I did not post yesterday, but I had a wonderful reason. Yours truly was at the fair! I had such a lovely time. Now where … Continue reading

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Whatcha Listening To?

Hi there guys and dolls! Happy August to you all, hope you are enjoying your summer wherever you are (my girls Heather and Andrea live in the land of peaches and beaches, so you know they are). As for me … Continue reading

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I’ll Buy That!

Hi there, guys and dolls! My girls have great fun while doing research for my Poppy Cove Mysteries. The fourth and current work in progress is set in 1959. I thought you might enjoy some of the fine advertisements of … Continue reading

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Mabel, do you Think we Should Call the Police or Something?

Hi there, guys and dolls! My alter egos Andrea and Heather have such a fun time writing my Poppy Cove Mysteries for me. Personally, I really like taking the credit and limelight for it. They let me, so it all works … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Salute

Hi there, guys and dolls! One of the favorite special occasions is right around the corner. Mother’s Day is something we all should share and celebrate, from the perspective of mother and/or child. Mothers do so much for the future … Continue reading

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So Who Does Make it A NATE TO REMEMBER, Part Two

Hi there, guys and dolls! A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a little tidbit about some of the fine Santa Lucians featured in my most recently published Poppy Cove Mystery, A NATE TO REMEMBER. Here are some … Continue reading

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So Who Does Make it A NATE TO REMEMBER?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you’re having a lovely long weekend. As always, I’m scheming and dreaming trials and tribulations for my Santa Lucia social set. And for all of you who haven’t come along for the third Poppy … Continue reading

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Finding Treasure

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today, Andrea and Heather are taking over the blog, writing about one of their favorite things about telling my tales – research. As our followers know, our Poppy Cove Mysteries are set in the late … Continue reading

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