Daisy Chain


A new column! Starting in December. List of service providers for editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, graphics, websites etc!

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Joyce Magnin

Real Life Is Stranger

Gravy, Gone To The Dogs

Erma Bombeck once said that in her family, gravy was considered a beverage. I can relate to this. I mean, I know exactly what she was thinking, because in my family, gravy was not only considered a beverage, it was considered sacred, especially at holiday time.

My mother, many of you know her as...

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Loree Lough

Loree's Lough Down


When I sit down to plot out a novel, I usually start with the male protagonist. Don’t ask me why (because my husband reads this column, too!), but more than a few of my heroes resemble Tom Selleck, Sean Connery, and George Cloony. Whether tall or not-so, blue-eyed or Scottish-accented, they have one thing in common: Men and women like these fellas.

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Caroline Friday

At the Movies


Get to the theater as soon as you can to see this wonderful, heart-warming story about a middle-class housewife in 1970s America who finds her passion in life through the famous Triple Crown winning thoroughbred named Secretariat. Diane Lane gives a terrific performance as Penny Chenery, who inherits her family horse farm after her father’s death. Loaded with debt, the farm is at risk of being...

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