Hastags or URLs

According to industry experts, this year’s Super Bowl ads contained more urls than hashtags. What say you bloggers and website owners?  What will your emphasis be this year? Will you keep doing what you’re doing or shift your emphasis? Or do you feel as I do t hat there’s no need to adopt and either or attitude?

If you have other thoughts, please share them in the comments section. Ro if you only want to chime in either say, be sure to post.



Welcome 2017


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So here it is, a fresh chance to fill our plates and chomp down on another year.  All in all 2016 hasn’t been bad for me. I’ve written a few more books and sold some too, In my world that always makes life good.

I’m also looking forward to grappling with new challenges in 2017. I’ve recently begun dictating my stories using a voice-typing program. It takes my spoken words and translates them into letters on the computer screen. I look forward to improving those results. While the computer’s typing accuracy far exceeds my own, it sometimes doesn’t quite catch what I’ve said. Instead, it produces a word that’s nothing like what I intended. But that’s okay. No one’s perfect, not even a computer. Obviously, I must learn to speak more clearly.

Far more important to me is what lies ahead In the coming year for Hetty Fox and Melanie Hart. I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle their challenges and resolve their problems. For I’m only the messenger, folks. These women have minds of their own and enjoy exercising them. They almost never let me dictate what they do and where they go. The only thing we unerringly agree on is that the bad guy or gal must be caught and justice served.

So on that note I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year filled with lots of wonderful and exciting reads.Thanks for stopping by, and to learn when my latest books come out be sure to follow this blog.


Maple Syrup Murder, a Review


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The name of Lemon’s sleuth is Ida Noe, a fact which our heroine finds irritating since, as many people  point out, her name sounds rather similar to that overused phrase, I dunno. And since she’s never married, it’s a burden she’s had to bear all her life.

As you have perhaps guessed, Maple Syrup Murder features humor as well as mayhem within its pages. But when faced with a friend who she believes is being framed for the murder of a maple sap reviewer, Ida stiffens her spine and goes to work to prove the town’s darling young policeman wrong. Of course in a tourist rich spot like Cider Island, murder is not on the merchants’  list of top attractions. So the pressure is on everyone to get this case solved

Maple Syrup Murder is a lark, and I’m sure readers will be looking forward to future installments.

Saturday Promotion Day for Authors


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Today and every Saturday through the rest of the year, writers are free to post details of their books here. To do so, just tell us a little about your book and provide a link to a retail outlet in the comment section. Let us help you get the word out. Only post one book per week, please.

Thanks for reading, and if you’re a fiction writer, may all the words you produce today be golden.