Category Archives: #Love

Is Our Obsession With Appearance Ruining Relationships?

Appearance Most of us like to look our best for special occasions, like parties, weddings, and Christmas. We believe our looks dictate how others see us and we’ll sometimes go to extreme lengths to improve our appearance and prevent our … Continue reading

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine June 2019

Originally posted on Mom's Favorite Reads:
Published today, the June issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine, our retro issue! Highlights include: * An exclusive interview with Blue Peter legend Peter Purves * Travel articles about Ireland and Athens *…

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Amazon’s Early Reviewer program: you might get paid a small amount to write an Amazon review — I Love My Kindle

Amazon’s Early Reviewer program: you might get paid a small amount to write an Amazon review Thanks to long time reader and commenter Lady Galaxy for calling my attention to the Amazon’s Early Reviewer program (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit … Continue reading

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My Least Favourite Shakespeare Play

Originally posted on WordyNerdBird:
The reference to Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the title of ‘A Rose By Any Other Name’ is blatantly obvious.  The irony is that ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is probably my least favourite play from among Shakespeare’s…

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Beware of this Scam

THIS IS A SCAM! DON’T BELIEVE IT. Yesterday, I received a Facebook message which looked like it came from one of my genuine author ‘friends’ as it had his name and image profile. The message was innocent enough and began, … Continue reading

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It’s a Miracle!

  Our Fifty-Fourth Wedding Anniversary Miracle Today, we’re celebrating our fifty-fourth wedding anniversary and we are the ones who are most surprised we made it. No, not because we don’t get along, have huge rows, or hate each other’s guts. Our … Continue reading

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The Danger Of Dirty Links

Originally posted on WordyNerdBird:
With all the attention given among the Indie community to the removal of book reviews by Amazon, I’m amazed at the number of authors who still post dirty links to their books on social media. This…

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The Day I Met My Mother

Originally posted on The Magic of Stories:
by Karen J Mossman ? This story has hung around in my head for twenty odd years. Now and again it pops up and it still makes me chuckle. The question I always…

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How Difficult is it to Trace Ancestors Whose Surname is SMITH?

RESEARCHING MY SMITH ANCESTORS       When I fist thought about doing some research on my family tree, I thought it would be an almost impossible task because my maiden surname was SMITH, a really common surname. My brother’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to Women in Horror 2019 – Introducing poet and author of horror fiction – Joanne Van Leerdam

Originally posted on Unusual Fiction :
Welcome to the first of our WiHM 2019 Author Interviews on Unusual Fiction. It gives me great pleasure to introduce, once again, poet and writer of horror fiction – Joanne Van Leerdam. Joanne Van Leerdam…

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How Not To Do Book Promotion.

Originally posted on WordyNerdBird:
Every author I know dreams of finding the perfect ‘set and forget’ book promotion.? I’m here with some bad news: it doesn’t exist.? Effective book promotion is about engagement and communication.? It’s letting people know your…

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What’s Cooking?

A powerful new aroma rose drew demons from near and far to the enormous kitchen.? “I smell sea salt,” moaned Festus as he wiped his drool on his sleeve. “Do you really? I smell Vegemite!” exclaimed Provokus. “You’re both wrong.…

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A Change That Is Long Overdue.

Originally posted on WordyNerdBird:
I have reached a new landmark in my journey of self-acceptance and self-care:  I have finally decided to stop saying and thinking horrible things about myself.  When I posted this image last night, a friend responded…

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I have a cunning plan….

Originally posted on Kirsten Nairn:
And this is it….I set my alarm for 5.30 (yes, am) in full knowledge that my family will still be in the realms of deep sleep and nothing bar a full-on emergency will waken them.…

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The life of a secret writer

Originally posted on Kirsten Nairn:
I write in secret! No one, not even family or friends know I write, but the only problem with that is I can’t just close the door and put up a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign,…

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A Taster

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An Interview with author Carole Parkes

Originally posted on Doug's Scribbles and Ramblings:
Interviewing the Author, Carole Parkes I was born in Liverpool, England in 1945, after the war had ended. Seventy years later, I can look back on a life that is mainly a…

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Father’s Day Memories of My Dad

What can I say about my lovely caring father? I have nothing but praise for him.  He died aged ninety-seven and was until the very last, the most gentle, kindest, and loving man I know, except maybe for my husband … Continue reading

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If You Weren’t Here – Poem

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