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November 2010 Blog Posts (12)

I HEAR VOICES

I wrote a column in my local newspaper about a former English teacher who passed away. The article generated emails from other former students with their own stories to share. But one reader, a woman in my graduating class (1969), wrote to tell me that she not only enjoyed the article, but liked my writing enough to buy my mystery novel, FOOLS RUSH IN.



Compliment accepted (as well as the check).



What this reader responded to is something all writers are told to strive for… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on November 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Christmas Logs with Comedy

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on November 28, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Destiny's Forge - Children of the Dragon - Theresa M. Moore, Author



Destiny’s Forge – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat







‘A small space craft rushed toward a planet orbiting a pair of white

stars, trailing a plume of sparking fire and rapidly dissipating smoke.

The meteoroid had done its work well when it smashed through the hull

of the craft at a critical point, tearing through the main engine pod

and disabling it in an instant. The pilot… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 23, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

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Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on November 19, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

A Case o Accidental Intersection - W. S. Gager, Author



A Case of Accidental Intersection – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘A twisted piece of fiberglass stuck in the dirt along the side of the road. A rear view mirror the color of cherry-red lipstick had busted

off the wreckage and landed some fifty feet away, along the center line

marking the…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 15, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders - John Howard Reid, Author



The Health Farm Murders – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘On re-entering my room, I saw a man

going through Zapata’s things. At first I thought one of the other

guests had got wind of Taylor’s chocolate hoard and was helping

himself. “Hold on there!” I expected the helping-hand guest to wheel

around and offer…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 14, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Innocent - Vincent Zandri, Author



The Innocent – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘I was their warden.
I was their keeper, their mother…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 11, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Murder at Cuyamaca Beach - Sue McGinty,Author



Murder at Cuyamaca Beach – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘We settled in water up to my waist and turned to face each other. Hands intertwined, we jumped up and down in the waves like idiots in a Monte Python

movie. I relaxed a bit. Moving around definitely made me warmer.

“Oof.” Something hit me, sending a sharp pain into my side. I…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 9, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Dead Witness - Joylene Nowell Butler, Author



Dead Witness – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘A long, narrow building, beyond the small shed, blocked her view. Valerie inched past a rusty engine leaning against the hut and peeked around the

corner. Two men in black tee shirts and black pants stood at the stern

of the sleek cabin cruiser docked at the wharf. Three more men stood

on…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 7, 2010 at 11:10am — No Comments

Jobless Recovery - L. C. Evans, Author



Jobless Recovery – Second Addition – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



Dear David R. Griffin:
By now you are aware of the unprecedented opportunity Markham-Hook Conglomerate has encountered. I am sure you rejoice at our good fortune

and wish us every success in our leap forward into the global future.…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 6, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

One Child - Jeff Buick, Author



One Child – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



“I had a dream last night,” Halima said, her eyes locked on her youngest sister. “Dreams are good,” her father said. “Do you remember what you dreamt?” “Yes, I do.” She licked her

cracked lips with a dry tongue. “I was someone important, I’m not sure

why, but people were…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 3, 2010 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The Rewritten Word - Aggie Villanueva, Author



The Rewritten Word: How to Sculpt Literacy Art no Matter the Genre – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat


‘There is more to writing than putting many words to paper and more to rewriting than rearranging those words. Dreaming about writing won’t get you anywhere,

and writing a thousand words a day won’t help unless you know what…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 1, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

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