Monthly Archives: November 2014

Get ready for NASA’s shooting star

In four days, if all goes well – if the weather stays acceptable and there’s no mechanical glitches – Orion, America’s new manned spacecraft, will launch into orbit. It won’t have crew aboard. In fact, the cabin lacks a life … Continue reading

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Birth Seasons Affect your Personality by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher’ley Grogg   The season is changing back and forth, does that affect your mood? Grrr-I’m laughing.I’m not a Grrr person, but it seems that I should be grumpier since my birth month is in the winter.   … Continue reading

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Lazy Dog

This blog post by Jennifer Flaten I don’t care how old you are, it will always feel wonderful, and a little naughty to turn the alarm off, rollover and go back to sleep. Since, today is the start of the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Turkeys–and Other Things

This post by Stephanie Stamm. What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Family, friends, food, the history of the holiday? I’d guess that two of the first things that come to mind for most of us are … Continue reading

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Holiday Hardship by Abbie

  This post by Abbie Johnson Taylor Thanksgiving is almost here. In past years, I’ve lost my mother, two grandmothers, my husband, and my father. Although I try to keep a joyful attitude during this time, the following poem from … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2014 by Travis

this post by Travis Richardson   Two weeks ago I had a fun and exhausting time at Bouchercon, “the world mystery conference.” This is my fourth year to attend and it was held in Long Beach, CA.  From Thursday through Sunday, … Continue reading

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Imagination Universe, Bipolar Bears, and Mind Gremlins by Craig

This post by Craig Snider Have you ever heard an artist saying any of the following? 1. I only create when I feel the muse. 2. I wait for inspiration. 3. Write drunk, edit sober. 4. I have to be … Continue reading

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Getting ready for…

This post is by Nancy Jardine I will…in a minute! No NaNoWriMo for me this November, though I did make myself a simple target – FINISH THE WIP. The one that’s been going on for months now. I’ve added around … Continue reading

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Book Tour with No Big Publisher Backing by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher’ley Grogg If you have no backing from a big publisher,  it’s harder to set up a book tour. What do you want? Define your goals. Are you trying to sell X number of books? Or do … Continue reading

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Getting Social

This post by Jennifer Flaten We bought the girls smartphones, albeit the cheapest ones possible, for their thirteenth birthday. This was not a gift I took lightly. In order to get the smartphones the girls had to demonstrate their responability … Continue reading

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