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Drowning Lessons Book Review

Lexie Milano is the maid of honor for her best friend Olivia’s wedding. They have been best friends since the age of five, and have been through a lot together. But as Olivia turns into bridezilla, their thirty-year friendship will be tested. A destination wedding on Bocas del Toro sounds like a wonderful time, even

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A delightful interview with Guilia Driscoll

I have never met a more delightful woman than Guilia Falcone Driscoll. She’s a take charge, take no prisoners, no nonsense kind of woman, who is married to Detective Frank Driscoll, a member of our local police department. They used to run Driscoll Investigations together, but when Frank decided to go back to work with

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New and Upcoming Projects

I’ve mentioned on Facebook that I recently finished a 485-page manuscript. This is a rewrite of a story that was originally written seventeen years ago, for an online group that I used to chat with all the time. The characters were based on people that I talked to on a daily basis. I updated the

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For the love of tacos

Being on social media, you meet all types of people. One of the more interesting characters I have met is a gentleman named Rob Gokee. He is a funny chap, with the same warped sense of humor that I have. But Gokee (as most of us who know him call him) stands out because of

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Review: Murder on the Menu by Nancy Skopin

Nicoli “Nikki” Hunter is a private investigator in Redwood City, California. She has an office near the marina, where she lives on her boat. Business is good; she does bar and restaurant surveys for her clients. One night, she and her best friend, Elizabeth Gaultier, are having dinner together when she gets a phone call

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An Interview with author Nancy Skopin

I came across the Nikki Hunter series when one of the books was offered for free, I believe it was the fourth one, Murder A La Carte. It didn’t take me long to read it, and I was hooked. I grabbed the rest of the books (there are nine in all so far), ignored everything

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Spotlight on Chutes and Ladder by Marc Jedel

  Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery by Marc Jedel Marc Jedel is hilarious! . . . I can’t stop laughing at protagonist Marty Golden, perennial and proverbial Feckless Hero. If there were ever a perfect illustration of The Fool card in Tarot, Marty is it! ~Mallory Heart’s Cozies     Chutes and Ladder:

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To the Sky Kingdom book review

One thing I discovered as my son was growing up was anime and manga. I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and at first, I wasn’t a big fan, either. But I grew to love them. A friend of mine, Michelle Timian, started a book challenge this year, and this is one of the

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Book Auction!

On December 1st, the city of Taylorville, and many small towns in the surrounding area, was hit by a high end EF3 tornado. The damage was extensive, and many families are still working hard, trying to get the repairs done. I wanted to do something to help, so after a discussion with a fellow writer,

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Death Frames the Editor

As the latest Lizzie book goes into final edits, I thought I would share the first chapter with you all to get you ready. Lots of excitement, laughs and closure for a long-standing story line. I hope you enjoy this!   Chapter 1 Usually, eating alone was something to be savored. For once, no one

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