Category Archives: De-stressing

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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Cozies, a Cure for the Common Cold

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I have to admit, that yours truly has been a bit under the weather this week. Truth be told, of course it was my alter egos Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff that were the … Continue reading

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Who Knew I Had So Much to Say?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, this happened before I knew it.  This is blog post number 100!  It’s been over a couple of years, and there’s many favorite posts I’d love to mention. My very first one was titled … Continue reading

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Oh Good, You’re Not Working Today….

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I’ve decided to let Andrea and Heather take over the blog this week.  They had a fabulous visit on my behalf with the most delightful Blog Talk Radio host on the airwaves, Amy Beth Arkawy.  … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Nope — A Hooky Day for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, whew — the girls (Andrea and Heather) do keep me busy.  It’s been a big time of flurry and then hurry up and wait.  They’ve been doing interviews, reviews, lining up personal appearances, finding … Continue reading

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The Best is Yet to Come!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I’m very happy to announce that I have sent off my manuscript for my second Poppy Cove Mystery to my publisher, Cozy Cat Press.  I’ll keep you all in the know on the progress. There’s … Continue reading

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So What’s on Tonight, Barbara Jean?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Let’s all settle down in my living room for a spell, shall we?  It has been said many times that television had its golden age during the 50’s.  Now I think that every era has … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Couple of Days for You!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, I’m California Dreaming.  I’d like to share with you a few  of my favorite places and things to do in the Santa Barbara region.  Andrea and Heather, the two behind yours truly, Barbara Jean … Continue reading

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Cozy On Up!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week, my dear friend George Jackson started a very interesting discussion among cozy readers and writers.  He’s the author of THE FALLS Small Town Mysteries, among other literary works.  He asked a very simple … Continue reading

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Friends, Indeed!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Andrea and Heather here again, talking to you about something that has become very dear to our hearts.  Our friendships — new, rekindled and those who have been on the journey for the duration.  We … Continue reading

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