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Family Bucket List Series. Volume 2. Issue 2

by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, Author of Smart Women’s Fiction The idea for my summer vacation grew out of a family movie-watching experience. We saw the movie The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. In the film, the two … Continue reading

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WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE…

by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, Author of Smart Women’s Fiction Dinner at the Leibow home, February 18, 2010 I said, “I had lunch with my friends today.” He said, “yeah?” I said, “I told them about my Valentine’s gift. The coupon … Continue reading

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A STORY BY OSMOSIS

by Garasamo Maccagnone The easiest story ever to purge its way out of me was my latest release entitled, The Note Giver. After a long sabbatical away from daily Mass, I began attending a local rural parish four or five … Continue reading

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MY PARENTS, MY INSPIRATION, & MY FIRST NOVEL

SECRET LOVE MATCH by Nancy Lennea Thank you, Lisa, for welcoming me today and for inviting me to enlighten you all with how my parents, Robert and Audrey Beegle, inspired my debut novel, SECRET LOVE MATCH.  My contemporary romance, released … Continue reading

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My Grandmother and her Superstitions

by Jean Hart Stewart I’m starting a new book where one of the heroines is charming, but ruled by her superstitions. There are two heroines since the two heroes are twins. This one is going to be fun. And I’ve … Continue reading

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Culling Ideas from Life

By David Pereda Most of the ideas for my stories grow out of specific incidents, places, activities or people I meet in life. A case in point is my Havana Series of thrillers. The idea for the series popped into … Continue reading

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Oops! I Did It Again

The other day, I forgot to pull in my side view mirror before backing out of my garage. The edge of the mirror caught just so it popped out of the housing. Why is that door so narrow? Alright, I … Continue reading

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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

By Cheryl Norman RUNNING SCARED, my romantic suspense from Medallion Press, started out a silly game. Good friend Marv Jones and I were training to run the Marine Corps Marathon (when I was younger and thinner), and every Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Family Bucket List Series. Vol. 2. Issue 1

I probably should call this, Family Bucket List. Volume 2 ½, because I’m merely writing to tell you I’m in the planning stages for my next exciting Family Bucket List Vacation. For those of you who didn’t catch Volume I … Continue reading

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Music as Fodder for Fiction

I often joke that the most difficult part of writing fiction is whatever aspect I happen to be tackling at the moment – first draft, character development, crafting meaningful dialogue, or revealing setting through character interactions with it, and the … Continue reading

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