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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remind me, Why are you Writing Again?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today, I’ll be writing about the subject of well, writing. Specifically, about how my girls, Andrea and Heather write. Last week, they were asked again about how they write together, as it puzzles many authors. … Continue reading

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Guest Starring – Me!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Recently, yours truly was blessed to be interviewed by the wonderful ladies at the fantabulous Mysteristas blog. I was thrilled to be featured by such talented authors the blog is currently womanned (I don’t care … Continue reading

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So Who Does Make it A NATE TO REMEMBER, Part Two

Hi there, guys and dolls! A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a little tidbit about some of the fine Santa Lucians featured in my most recently published Poppy Cove Mystery, A NATE TO REMEMBER. Here are some … Continue reading

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Thanks be to you, Lisa!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today, I’m tooting my own horn a little (now cut that out, it’s not dirty… 😉 ) and share with you what a respected and prolific blogger/reviewer had to say about my Poppy Cove Mysteries. … Continue reading

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