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Riveting Reads by Skye Rowan

I always find it tricky to pin down exactly what it is I like to read. It all depends where I am and what I’m doing right? I do love a good series and last winter I decided to take on ‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon. Its’s an incredible series set in the future… Continue reading Riveting Reads by Skye Rowan

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Debut author Skye Rowan wants to say hello…

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! I am extremely excited to be writing to you for the first time as an official Bold Strokes Books author. It sounds great doesn’t it? I am the writer of what I hope is the highly anticipated novel ‘Craving Cassie.’ My first book is a novel which explores… Continue reading Debut author Skye Rowan wants to say hello…

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We Made It! by Mickey Brent

“Oui, oui… It’s still raining over here.” We made it! After painful months of scheduling, packing, selling, donating, and stressing about last-minute travel complications, my partner and I and our kitty finally relocated back to Brussels last month. After ten days in strict quarantine, we ventured outside at last. So cold and rainy! What a… Continue reading We Made It! by Mickey Brent

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A Neon and Kittens Christmas by Eden Darry

It’s Christmas! Probably the weirdest Christmas we’re going to see in our lifetime, but it’s Christmas all the same. If this year has taught me anything, it’s not to take those I love for granted and to make more of an effort to stay in touch with the people I care about. I sent cards… Continue reading A Neon and Kittens Christmas by Eden Darry

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What changed in YOUR life? by Victoria Villasenor

Change. Defined via the Google as such: make (someone or something) different; alter or modify.replace (something) with something else, especially something of the same kind that is newer or better; substitute one thing for (another). I like those definitions. I think many of us have been altered or modified by the events of 2020. I… Continue reading What changed in YOUR life? by Victoria Villasenor

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2020 Plot Twists by Jane Fletcher

A few months ago, a post cropped up on my Facebook feed. Like so many photos and phrases shared and reshared across social media platforms, the name of the person who first wrote it was  long lost. Regardless, it was a witty and apropos comment about our current situation: I think we can all agree… Continue reading 2020 Plot Twists by Jane Fletcher

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A Cold Craving by Justine Saracen

I spent my youth in sunbaked in Southern California, in shorts, tee shirt, sandals. It was a cheery time and I was a cheery adolescent, but I had a secret longing. (I mean, aside from aching for Esther Williams.)  Snow. It looked so wonderful on calendars and postcards and in Christmas movies, in contrast to… Continue reading A Cold Craving by Justine Saracen

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No Room at the Inn by David Swatling

Perhaps you’ve heard about the celestial peace offering the universe will gift us as 2020 approaches an eagerly awaited end. On December 21st – yes, the winter solstice – the planets Jupiter and Saturn align close enough in the night sky that the conjunction will appear as one ultra-bright star. Such an astronomical anomaly has… Continue reading No Room at the Inn by David Swatling

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Beautiful generational change by Jenny Frame

Sometimes the world can seem a dark, depressing, and a never changing place, especially as you trawl your way through social and mainstream media. But as the old saying goes, empty vessels make the most noise, and so that can cloud your view of the world. Every so often I’m reminded, in small ways, that the… Continue reading Beautiful generational change by Jenny Frame

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Visiting My Papers at Yale by Felice Picano

                          Several summers ago, I was in New England, attending a literary conference, and then doing readings up and down the East Coast for my newest book. Since my rented car would take me right past New Haven, I decided to stop into the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University… Continue reading Visiting My Papers at Yale by Felice Picano