Category Archives: Publishing

The View from my Soapbox

Hi there, guys and dolls! This week I heard from a talented writer friend that I highly admire who was unfortunately down in the dumps, and quite frankly it made me a little sad. They were doubting their ability as … Continue reading

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There’s Always Something to Learn and Something to Give

Hi there, guys and dolls! My girls, Andrea and Heather just completed a fantastic group of creative writing workshops at their local library, the Mission Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library System. It was a great success for many reasons … Continue reading

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Lane Buckman Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, can you believe another month has gone by? Here we are, nearing the end of summer, but it’s not so bad. As the days get shorter and nights a little cooler, sunset cocktails and … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream with Me

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Golly, a writer’s life (like all others) has many facets. There’s practicalities and logistics, taxes and finances and various other sundries I’d rather not deal with or think about. Lovely, well meaning but nosy people … Continue reading

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Emma Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Can you believe another month… now wait a minute, of course you can’t, because it hasn’t! Yours truly has just decided it would be nice to change things up a bit and feature another Cozy … Continue reading

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Wherever the Story Takes You

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Andrea and Heather here.  We’ve put in some really great days writing, we’re happy to report.  Over the past couple of years, there were so many fits and starts as we were telling our Poppy … Continue reading

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Quick as the Speed of Molasses!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Andrea and Heather here.  We’re working diligently on book three and happy with the progress.  Layer by layer, a clue here, a nasty deed there, oh, and look — a new spring dress!  Such fun … 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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David Takes 5 With Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  And here we are again — the last Sunday in the month.  Yowza, if any of you figure out where exactly that time evaporates to, please send yours truly a note.  In the meantime, settle … Continue reading

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Finishing Up My Greatest Escape Ever!

Hi there, guys and dolls!   Well, hasn’t that been a wonderful couple of weeks.  I must say though, I’m ready to park the Edsel and hang up my girdle for a spell.  The girls have one more outing for me on … Continue reading

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