Author Archives: Jeanne

A Major League Day

A very happy Father’s Day to all dads! This week Nick Clooney (father of George) joked Father’s Day is a “minor league holiday.” Say it isn’t so! Let’s show our fathers how important they are to us. Give your dad … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Americans today honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Let’s pause throughout the day to remember the brave souls who made the greatest sacrifice for our freedom and democracy. Let us also pray … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Wishes

  Happy Mother’s Day! I want to wish an especially wonderful day to my mother, Oona. Thank you, Mom, for inspiring and loving me every day. Did you prepare a special meal for your mother today, or were you the … Continue reading

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The Pleasure Of A Book Sale

Yesterday I went to a book sale at my home library. It was as glorious as the summer-like weather we enjoyed. It was my first big sale in a long while. For many years, I anticipated the book sale another … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes To You

Happy Easter and Pesach! I wish you a beautiful, blessed holiday.  

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Take A Cozy Tour

I think I’ve mentioned before one of the things I love about cozy mysteries is the wide range of locales in which they are set. Sit down with a cozy and you can find yourself in Botswana, the Cotswolds, or … Continue reading

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All Things Irish

Every March, I celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a trip to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. A literary, not physical (though maybe someday . . .) trip, that is. In recent years, my “journey” has included a week’s stop in the … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is

The long awards season for motion pictures ends tonight with the distribution of the prestigious Academy Awards. Today I’ve been wondering this: If Oscars were handed out to mystery books and characters, who would take home a golden statue? Here … Continue reading

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Check Your Facts, Ma’am

A mystery writer must be sure of all the facts of her story. Not only must she be attentive to the elements of the plot—timeline of the murder, alibis, physical traits of the characters—but every piece of information included in … Continue reading

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Kicking Bad Writing Habits To The Curb

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s resolution time, when many of us commit to eating healthier foods, getting eight hours sleep, cleaning the closets, and watching less television. I haven’t yet made a life-improving resolution for the year. What’s been on … Continue reading

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