Author Archives: Jeanne

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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Warm Wishes To You

I wish you a Happy Hanukkah and a Merry Christmas! Enjoy every moment with family and friends, with festive days filled with joy, peace, and love. May your spirits be light and your hopes bright for the coming New Year.  

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Does this post’s title have you humming the Christmas song of the same name, or covering year’s ears, screaming “I can’t take it anymore!”? Carols and songs can do that to people, particularly those whose workplace plays holiday tunes from … Continue reading

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