Category Archives: Reading

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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Fall into a Good Book

Hi there, guys and dolls! Look no further for a good book. I’ve got five that I recommend to you for whiling away the longer evenings.  GRANNY FORKS A FUGITIVE by Julie Seedorf – Granny has a new weapon – … 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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George Takes 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Happy almost midsummer. Hope you are all having a lovely time, whatever you are getting up to. I sure am, and part of my fun in the sun is enjoying a tall, cool drink in … 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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Radio Days

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today I’m sharing some of my girls’ radio interviews with some of their favorite people – Amy Beth Arkawy and Cyrus Webb. Both are certainly hosts with the most, and I just adore these two. … 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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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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