Author Archives: Wranglers

Ancestry Surprises

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I recently received the results from my AncestryDNA kit, which I mailed into the company just after Christmas last year. It took quite a bit of time to get those results because of the … Continue reading

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What and How?

by Neva Bodin What word or phrase will I cling to this year in my writing journey? It must be inspirational (to get me going), motivational (to keep me going), and strengthening (to not let me bog down with discouragement … Continue reading

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Left Coast Lessons Learned

by Sarah M. Chen As I write this, I’m still trying to sort through all my emotions and thoughts about the crime writer conference that is Left Coast Crime – Honolulu Havoc. Every conference leaves me feeling both drained and … Continue reading

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Pings and Tangents

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Pings and Tangents

Post (c) Doris McCraw Have you ever had those moments where something you hear hits you in the proverbial solar plexus? Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and other times, it’s like you are looking for it. Once you hear … Continue reading

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Book and Movie Tell Tragic Adoption Story

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Book and Movie Tell Tragic Adoption Story

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   In 1952, you’re a teen-aged girl in Ireland. After a romantic encounter with a man you meet at a fair, you become pregnant. In shame, your family sends you away to a … Continue reading

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Getting Educated on Marketing

By S. J. Brown As a writer there are two things I truly suck at, punctuation and marketing.  One of my New Year’s resolutions was to work on both.  So when an on line course I had been eyeing was … Continue reading

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Pvt. Bill Stamford: Who will he choose… hometown Becky or exotic Franny?

The painting in this post depicts General Stonewall Jackson’s men attacking Yankees at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. In my Civil War novel, Blessed Shadows Dark and Deep, I show Jackson’s attack and later wounding by his own … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison and Ice Cream by Barbara Schlichting

In 1790, the first ice cream parlor opened in New York. In late June 1791, a notice appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette announcing the details of that ear’s July 4th celebration. On the menu that year at Grays Gardens were … Continue reading

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