Category Archives: Dating

Just What Have You Been Up To, Barbara Jean?

Hi there, guys and dolls! I’m happy to report that my Andrea’s very much on the mend and that Heather is still not been driven crazy and pleased to be that Nightingale gal for a bit longer. Now yours truly … Continue reading

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These are a Few of my Favorite Tweets…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  The girls are hard at work developing the third Poppy Cove Mystery (the follow-up to STRANGLED BY SILK and DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN) and I must say it’s a doozy — not everyone is … Continue reading

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So What’s Happening Today, Barbara Jean?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  And wordpress, thanks for asking.  Let’s see, on this day in September, 1957 (the 7th, to be precise), Santa Lucia was still all agog over the recent murder of town doyenne Constance Stearns-Montgomery  (check out … Continue reading

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Barbara Jean’s Dating Tips for 50’s Glamour Girls

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today I’m going to share with you some tidbits of wisdom to help you navigate the waters out there.  The following tips are from our latest Poppy Cove Mystery — DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN.  … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Looks like spring has sprung and looking pretty is in the forecast.  Dressing head to toe in a vintage era can be a lot of fun and will make you look timelessly beautiful to boot, … Continue reading

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Swinging Holiday Partytime!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Tis the season for the parties!  Here’s some of my favorite things that bring the sashay to the swing and make the season a little jollier. Start by adding the right people — the fun … Continue reading

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Let’s All Go to the Movies!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Rest assured, yours truly is hard at work on the next Poppy Cove Mystery (Miss Santa Lucia, Nora Burbank, doesn’t know what’s coming, poor girl), but every now and then a girl needs to take … Continue reading

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Five Fabulous Fifties Finds!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  One of the things that makes me tickled pink is what yours truly is hearing from our new friends and Poppy Cove fans after learning about and reading STRANGLED BY SILK.  They’re sharing my love … Continue reading

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Darling, You Look Fabulous!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week, yours truly ran into a dear, dear friend who recounted a legendary evening in a legendary dress.  The more we talked, the more that the lady, a swell looking dame in her own … Continue reading

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Glamour is Good for You!

There’s no doubt that the 50’s were a glamorous time.  Any woman worth her salt would not have been seen in public, or even in their own home (heaven forbid if the washing machine repairman showed up!) without perfectly coiffed … Continue reading

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