Category Archives: Christmas

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

It’s rather astounding to realize that Christmas will be here in only  three days. I made my last batch of fudge this morning, the gifts are all bought and wrapped. the ones to distant important people in my life have … Continue reading

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WHO RECEIVED THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by KEITH BETTINGER

My Christmas guest is my good friend, author Keith Bettinger. Keith was the first to read the manuscript for my non-fiction book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW. Since he is not only a retired Suffolk County, New York police officer, he … Continue reading

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HOLIDAY SURPRISES

It’s a bit startling to realize the holidays are actually upon us already. I’ve decided it is the magical season. If I’m really mindful, I can find good things happening all around me. For example, for the second time in … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE!

The month of December has been an interesting one around our house this year.  We have an infestation of those aggravating little black gnats and I finally figured out they secretly sneaked into the house via a bag of planting … 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

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OAK TREE PRESS AUTHORS WRITE A COOKBOOK

A few years ago, one of my fellow Oak Tree Press authors, Ilene Schneider,  suggested we do an author’s cookbook and feature recipes from our books.  We got it started and somewhere along the way, it got side-lined.  Just recently, … Continue reading

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MY ELUSIVE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

In spite of  loudly gusting wind outside and the fact that we certainly do not lack for snow (see above), my mind will not accept the fact it is  less than one week to Christmas Day.  The tree is up, presents are bought and wrapped and I finally … Continue reading

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Less Than Five Weeks Till Christmas!

Has it dawned on you yet  there are less than five weeks until Christmas?  If you’re like me, you’ve not had the time, money or energy to even think about gifts.  Our house has been in chaos for two weeks … Continue reading

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What is FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST ABOUT ?

First place award winning fiction novel “Footprints in the Frost”  introduces homicide detective, Max Richards, and involves his life  both on the job and away from it.  When he is hand picked by the chief of police to work a long and … Continue reading

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“FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST” – Scheduled to be Published on June 15, 2015

  First place award winning novel, “Footprints in the Frost” introduces homicide detective, Max Richards, and involves his life both on the job and away from it.  When he is hand-picked by the chief of police to work a long and complicated … Continue reading

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