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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.

Middle-Age Musings

The years described as ‘middle age’ are arbitrary, but commonly believed to occur later now than one hundred years ago. The middle years occupy about one-third of our life cycle, and can last between twenty and thirty years. For the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Memories Die

As an avid family historian, I’m a great believer in memoirs and autobiographies. If your aged family members are capable, encourage them to give you a written piece on  their life experiences. If that would be too difficult, encourage them … Continue reading

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Author’s Dilemma

Author’s Dilemma In Appreciation of My Blogging Friends Oh! What am I doing? I swore I never would Broadcast my whole life in sight of every hood. “You’ll be taking a risk,” So everybody said. “They’ll know about you,” They’re … Continue reading

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Christmas is Even More Complicated When You Have a Secret.

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Has it really been a year?

Originally posted on Doug's Scribbles and Ramblings:
I was scrolling through old Facebook messenger conversations yesterday and I came across some I had with a few of our advanced readers at this time last year! I can’t believe it’s…

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Genuine Black Friday Sale

Get Both Gripping Thrillers for only $1.98 Genuine Black Friday Sale Two suspenseful thrillers for less than the normal  price of one. Both 5 star reads $0.99 each instead of the usual price of $2.99 Be quick! Grab yours now. … Continue reading

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Something to Whet Your appetite for Halloween!

Halloween is a mere few days away.  Here’s an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’ to put you in a scary mood. Note – American serial-killer, Raymond Lang , has fled to England to avoid capture. The mix of British English … Continue reading

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Finally, in England I’m delighted, over the moon, excited beyond belief, and chuffed to bits as we say in good old Blighty.  My second book has received its first review on the Amazon United Kingdom site. (sigh of relief) I … Continue reading

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Do you remember this phrase as the first words when Frosty the Snowman first came to life from wearing the magician’s hat? Frosty was in awe and wonder at the world around him. Well, that was exact… Source: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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“Your Last Breath” by Carole Parkes and Doug Lafuze

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?   I was attracted to this book because the blurb said it’s about an author who takes extreme steps to write the perfect suspenseful thriller. Battling writer’s block he finds the only way…

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What Will You Have When It Is Over? ‹ Reader —

This is so true. Take notice, folks!   Source: What Will You Have When It Is Over? ‹ Reader —  

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‘The Secret’ – Free Book Blast

‘The Secret’ by Karen J Moss The Secret **Free** 25th-26th-27th May Kerry O’Brien has a secret so terrible it burns inside her. All she wants is to be part of a normal family, but with a stepfather like Bill, that … Continue reading

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Kindle Countdown Deal

Tissue of Lies Now on offer at $1.99, USA only Get yours before it goes back up to $2.99

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Mother’s Day? Download an EBook

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What Can Your Ancestors Tell You?

Uncovering Secrets in Your Family History Have you ever delved into the lives of your ancestors? I know some of you are thinking there’s nothing  more boring than this hobby, but I think otherwise. 17 years of research has shown … Continue reading

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Why on earth do you want to farm?

Originally posted on Doug's Scribbles and Ramblings:
I am reposting this from a previous blog I had since it was kind of popular, and I am really feeling sentimental today. “Why on earth do you want to farm”?  I…

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Painting Just for Fun

Painting for Fun Painting is a great way to relax, rid yourself of stress, and have fun all at the same time. It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw a straight line and you feel absolutely hopeless. This little exercise … Continue reading

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Springs Alarm

Originally posted on Elle May B:
Soft light caresses my eyelids I stir, a deep sigh Warmth kisses my cheek I stretch, open my eyes Music lifts my soul Singing, a robin, a sparrow? I rise, pull back the curtain…

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