Category Archives: Books

Mirrored: CH Osborne Interview

Recently I  had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the Young Adult Fantasy novel, Mirrored, by local author  C.H. Osborne. The review will appear in the January issue of Watertown Neighbors magazine. In the meantime, I liked the book so much that I contacted the author, to see if she’d grant me an interview for …

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2017 Reading Challenge, Part 4

I’m still plowing ahead with my promise to read at least 4 books per month throughout 2017… and I’m also trying to expand my horizons, so to speak, by reading some books outside my normal, favorite genres. Here’s a run-down on what I read in April.   The Awakening and the Selected Short Stories– Kate Chopin …

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Fail!

I guess I’m just not tech-savvy enough to be a writer in today’s world. I tried creating a “secret page” on my website. I then posted links on my social media accounts. The idea was to draw readers to the secret page on my website. They’d then be able to click on Door #1 or …

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2017 Reading Challenge, Part 3

I am still keeping my promise to read at least 4 books a month… I’m just a month behind in posting them. So, without further ado, here are the books I read in March. My Sister’s Keeper– Jodi Picoult Since Picoult’s novel Great Small Things was my favorite book of 2016, I decided to delve …

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Month #2 of Reading Challenge

I  don’t want my readers to think that I have abandoned my self-imposed challenge to read at least 4 books a month throughout 2017. I posted a pretty extensive report of the books I read in January. I don’t have the time or energy to post as detailed a commentary on the books I’ve read …

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Take Two

I think readers would be surprised to learn that many authors don’t read their own books once they finish writing them. I’m one of those authors. My reason is, I’m always moving on to the Next Big Idea. However, there’s always exceptions. Since I made the decision to add new chapters to my 2011 book, Finding …

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Boston Bound

My father didn’t raise me; he was gone for most of my childhood. Before he disappeared, we made many happy memories together. Trips to the beach, where I could play on the swings and the slide. Getting soft ice cream in a dixie cup at Magic Fountain, and racing to eat it before it melted …

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4 Books a Month? Why Not!

If you followed my Reading Challenge in 2016, you might have noticed I got a little frazzled at times. Some of the topics were challenging for me, especially “Read a book that intimidates you.” There were only twelve categories, and I normally read more than one book per month, so I’m not sure why I …

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Revamping, Restarting…

With the recent publication of My Life With Cats, I’m “starting over” in many ways. It’s been four years since I’ve had a new book on the market. Previously, I’d been averaging a new book every two years. Because of life changes (a divorce and a job loss) and numerous health problems, I was too …

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Stop the Presses! Here’s My New Book!

I’ve been trying to write a cat book for what feels like Forever.   Actually, I HAVE had a completed “cat book” sitting on the shelf, for more than two years. It’s a children’s book (whose title I’ll keep to myself for now), and its plot revolves around a specific cause which I am passionate …

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