Category Archives: Pen Names

Grow, Change or Stay the Same?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Do you often hear voices in your head? Well I do, or should I say my girls Andrea and Heather do (sometimes I forget that I’m the fictional alter ego and my real writer girls … 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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Now Where was I?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I’m happy to report that both of my girls are feeling pretty darn fine these days and have had a celebratory break after the most interesting year they have had. They never really stopped … 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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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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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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Behind the Seams

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I’ve been busy working away on book four in the Poppy Cove Mystery Series (title yet to reveal itself), and my alter ego writer girls have certainly been enjoying themselves forming and crafting the … 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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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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Well Barbara Jean, You’ve Gone and Done it Now…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Earlier this year, I spoke about having new priorities in the bright and shiny new year.  Well, I’m happy to announce that my girls have taken a crucial leap into my world and they’re loving … Continue reading

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