Tag Archives: Self Esteem

The Ghosts of Creative Pasts

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, Andrea and Heather are taking over the blog.  Seems like spring and Easter have given them pause to think about rebirth and resurrection, not only in the symbolic and religious senses, but also of … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Looks like spring has sprung and looking pretty is in the forecast.  Dressing head to toe in a vintage era can be a lot of fun and will make you look timelessly beautiful to boot, … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Welcome back to my weekly blog — nice to see you.  Today, I’m going to talk about having a sense of humor — even at the most awkward of times.  My girls, Andrea and Heather … Continue reading

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Just One More Thing…..

Hi there, guys and dolls!  So happy to state that I’m almost ready to type THE END on the second Poppy Cove Mysteries, under the working title of DEATH OF A BEAUTY QUEEN.  Pretty much just wrapping up the end … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2014!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week, Andrea and Heather are hijacking the site from Barbara Jean.  2013 has been a fantastic year for us — making so many new friends, seeing STRANGLED BY SILK come to life as well … Continue reading

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Amy Beth Takes 5 With Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Well, yours truly was one happy glamper this week when my good friend Amy Beth Arkawy’s name floated up to the top of the martini pitcher to be picked as this month’s Take 5 guest.  … Continue reading

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Just What Exactly Are You Saying?

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, I’d like to bring up the idea of the art of conversation — what we say and how we say it.  Verbally, as we speak to one another, we often don’t think about what … Continue reading

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Five Fabulous Fifties Finds!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  One of the things that makes me tickled pink is what yours truly is hearing from our new friends and Poppy Cove fans after learning about and reading STRANGLED BY SILK.  They’re sharing my love … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Funeral…

Hi there, guys and dolls!  There’s so many reasons to love a cozy.  Today, let’s interrupt our murderous program with an anecdotal interlude. Usually, cozies tell the story of a murder or two, deadly chases and a good deal of … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Ma’am, is that Your Cart Before the Horse?

This week, we’ve decided to take over for Barbara Jean and talk about what we are hearing from a majority of our peers and considering our own thoughts on the writing, promoting, and busy lives subjects.  Life’s been really great … Continue reading

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