Category Archives: entertainment

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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Andrea and Heather Take 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, if you told someone you’d ‘See You in September,’ you’d better do it lickety split, because the month’s almost over. Wasn’t that a fast one? Yours truly cannot believe how fast the days fly. … Continue reading

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Whatcha Watching?

Hi there, guys and dolls! How is your summer going? Don’t you just love it? I certainly do. And do you know what rounds out a fabulous day out in the sun, surf and sand? A fun movie from my … 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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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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Five of my Faves

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well it’s been a week, let me tell you. My girls are so happy to be putting one of life’s tougher chapters behind them. In case you aren’t with us on Facebook (and please do … 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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So What Have They Been Up To?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today I was thinking about my darling Santa Lucians who are the heart of my Poppy Cove Mysteries, and wondering what they do when I’m busy running around and carousing about. They seem to have … 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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Yes, But We Call it Research…

Hi there, guys and dolls! Sometimes writing involves the filling of creative tanks, so today I’m writing about some of the favorite whodunnit/detective shows that my girls love to watch. There is such a wealth of creative projects out there … Continue reading

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