Category Archives: First Novel

Susan Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, look at that. Another month is passing before our very eyes. Being that it’s almost Halloween, I think we’re all due for a treat rather than a trick, don’t you? For yours truly, that … Continue reading

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I Wonder as I Wander

Hi there, guys and dolls! Isn’t September such a beautiful month? In most places, the days are still warm, but the nights have a little crisp snap to them, and the sunlight has a wonderful glow. Everything’s a little quieter, … Continue reading

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Chuck Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! So that’s it for June. Who’da thunk it? And again, yours truly is once again a living cliché – always the bridesmaid and well, you know the rest. But then again, what do I care? … Continue reading

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Anna Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Here we are, already at the end of May. Time’s just ticking along, isn’t it? Being that it’s the last Monday of the month, it’s time for one of my favorite treats, an author meet … Continue reading

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Happy to Make Your Acquaintance

Hi there, guys and dolls! Andrea and Heather here and don’t we feel blessed. Lately, we have made so many new friends and curious visitors to the wonderful world of Barbara Jean Coast, and the Santa Lucia she inhabits. It … Continue reading

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The Week That Was…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Whew, well the girls have given me quite the week.  Sit back and I’ll tell you all about it.  Oh, and for those of you who didn’t hear the news, the blog posts have changed … Continue reading

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Drema Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well then, can you believe that January’s almost chasing its own tail out the door already?  If anyone can find where that time has gone, do let me know.  As for me, I just dipped … Continue reading

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Dear Reader, Dear Writer

Hi there, guys and dolls!  I may get a little flack for this post, but I have to say what I have to say.  Please forgive me if you read yourself in this week’s musings, but then again, if you … Continue reading

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Nanci Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Can you believe that the new year is right around the corner?  It seems like Christmas was just a few days ago… oh wait, it was.  What was in that egg nog anyway?  Anyhoo, so … Continue reading

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Some More Purr-fectly Wonderful Cozy Cat Tales…

Hi there guys and dolls, one more review wrap-up for you.  And however you celebrate this time of year — Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, may the season bring you peace, joy, health and prosperity.  Sending you all warm … Continue reading

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