Category Archives: books

CONTRACT RULES OF FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL

Okay, all you writers and published authors out there, here’s a question for you to ponder and, hopefully, share your answer. Due to two years of my publishing house being dormant, I recently took back the rights to my two  … Continue reading

Posted in Author Jackie Taylor Zortman, books, fiction, First right of refusal, FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST, WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW | 6 Comments

BROKEN WING, OIL RIGS AND BOOKS

Spring cleaning meant we got into the closets and really cleaned them out, hauled stuff to the thrift store and filled trash cans to the top.  And then, to fetch just one last bag on a top shelf, my husband … Continue reading

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GOT THEM OLE TIME-CHANGE BLUES

Welcome to doing everything in your life an hour before you want to. Even though I’m not a drinker, except for a glass of wine with dinner, I feel like I have a bad hangover today.  And to cap things … Continue reading

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What’s Your Writing Style?

Here I sit in the midst of writing my third book, SNOW ANGEL, my second fiction novel and sequel to FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST.  Trust me, with all the rest of life that takes so much time, this has been … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK

Sitting here in my Colorado mountain tourist town home on New Year’s Eve, I discovered that it is sad as we approach the ending of each year because, in spite of the rampant remarks about the bad things that happened … Continue reading

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GOT YOUR SHOPPING DONE FOR CHRISTMAS OR HANUKKAH?

Are you like me and wonder where in the world the time has gone this year?  Seems like the days/weeks/months keep flying past and I’m having a hard time keeping up with the speed of it all.  Today we are … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, books, Christmas, cookbooks, Crime, F.M. Meredith a.k.a. Marilyn Meredith, fiction, Hanukkah, Jackie Taylor Zortman, John M. Wills, non-fiction | Leave a comment

PETE’S RAINBOWS

On December 30, 1988 my oldest grandchild, Pete, was born to my daughter on my son’s 25th birthday. He was beautiful both inside and out from that moment until he died tragically on his mother’s 49th birthday on July 5, … Continue reading

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