Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Author Micki Peluso

Check out another great interview by Kimberly Shursen. Kimberly interviewed Micki Peluso this week. Read all about it!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Past vs. Passed

These are words that have been badly misused, confused, and tossed around.

When referring to someone's demise, the word is passed, as in passed away.

He or she may live past 90, but when the time comes, they pass away, and if it happened yesterday, last week, or last year, or any time before right now, they have passed away.

For writers, a really good tool to purchase is "The Dictionary of Disagreeable English" written by Robert Hartwell Fiske. The information in this book is invaluable.

Unfortunately, many people rely on their own ability and memory rather than to verify something they aren't sure of. Bad idea!

When I'm composing anything, whether it is a letter, a novel, or a comment, I have at my fingertips a dictionary, a Thesaurus, and Robert H. Fiske's book.

I still haven't found a cure for typos, but I'm looking!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

7-Line Challenge

Sharla Shults http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/ has tagged me in the 7-line challenge. So here is line 7 of page 7 of "Maddie's Garden."

“I appreciate that these two are fine, but wouldn’t common sense tell you that somebody had to be very worried about these two being gone so long? You could have tried to make contact with their parents.”  
“They told me they lived far away, and I had no idea how to contact anybody. They didn’t know their telephone number or their address.” 
 “Well, did you even volunteer to walk them home? Or maybe call the police?”
            Maddie’s back began to bristle. “You have a lot of nerve. I have just spent the past five

And now it is my turn. Here are my 7:

Winsome Campbell-Green  

Sandra Bellamy

Boyd Lemon

Lisa April Smith

Jay Rankin

Barbara Ann Derkson

Ronnie Dauber

Monday, January 14, 2013

Featured Author on "People Like Us"

Massimo Marino

Kimberly Shursen asks interesting questions and Massimo gives good interesting answers.

Check it out!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Richard Sharp! See His Interview!!

Please click on the link below to see the wonderful interview with Richard Sharp. The award-winning author answered some good, interesting questions asked by Kimberly Shursen on her blog. Check it out!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013


To everyone....I wish a healthy, prosperous, user-friendly New Year!