Book Review – “The Monastery Murders – Book 1- Secrets in the Shallows” a series by Karen Vance Hammond & Kimberly Brouillette

  The story takes place in Maine,  in the woods near the ocean.   Our authors paint a detailed picture of the landscape and put you into the scene. There is a  boy named Timmy who is being punished by Mother Superior and an old monastery.  Winter is coming quick and it appears there is another in their midst. A mysterious nun with a battle axe. All of a sudden a person is killed, Timmy...
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Birth of a Book – “Gotta Die First”

As you can see, the early days of my blog were thrown together. I hadn’t considered that others might read my words. I just needed to get my thoughts on paper. The following three posts were published one after the other – three days in a row. You can tell by the spelling problems that I didn’t review and edit my work. Not yet. Those days would not come for some time. Since the...
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Guest Post by Sharon Ann – “The Story Of The Will O’ Wisp”

THE STORY OF THE WILL O’ WISP by Sharon Ann “This is good, Mom,” Colleen said after she read my first draft. Lara agreed with her sister. “You should get it published.” Well, of course my daughters would praise my memoir. Not only were they interested in the story of our family, but they were particularly curious about their eccentric grandmother—a petite but fierce Irish woman...
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Book Review – “Bertha and Tillie Sisters Forever” by Fran Lewis

 “Bertha and Tillie Sisters Forever” by Fran Lewis is a lesson, told in story form. It is a lesson of tolerance and making good decisions. While I suspect that this book was intended for children, I know more than a few adults that could learn a thing or two from this book. Enter Bertha,  a 13 yr old overweight girl. The book is told through her eyes and her voice. Each chapter is a...
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Birth of a Book

I began blogging on April 10, 2010. Since this first post, I’ve added an additional 205 posts – all related to my health issues.  This blog was the birth place for both memoirs. In fact, the blog’s name was “Death: Living To Talk About It”. Sound familiar? That is the name of my first memoir. You have to remember, I was dying. There was a sense of urgency to get my...
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