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Jane Carroll You know, that really depends on what is going on in my life. If I've been pushing it pretty hard at the keyboard, I try to take a break and do…moreYou know, that really depends on what is going on in my life. If I've been pushing it pretty hard at the keyboard, I try to take a break and do something fun. Writers write about life...and if all I'm doing is sitting in front of the computer...I don't have much to say. On the other hand if I just can't seem to settle down to write I often just start writing something...even if it's just that I can't write at the moment. After a bit of that...the words usually start flowing onto the page.(less)
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Recently…I saw a man on the beach…with a golf club. My first thought was… oh…he’s practicing getting out of sand traps…what better place? About that time…Bertha…flitted by…in her purplest bikini…and asked me…if his time would be better spent…practicing getting out … Continue reading Related Posts:Un-Beach Bound…Making the Goal…Shopping With Friends…A Strong Foundation…Honey…I’ve Bertha-Sized th... Read more of this blog post »
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Words We Carry by D.G. Kaye
Words We Carry
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I really gained a lot from reading Ms. Kaye's memoir. I appreciated her struggles with self-esteem and how she came to terms with herself and began living life on her terms. I appreciated her candor about the process and her advice for how other wome ...more
Chickens, Hawks and Grumpy Goats by S.A. Molteni
""The thought of the sky falling seemed to be ludicrous at present and the least of her worries."

Chickens, Hawks and Grumpy Goats: Five Years on a Farm is another endearing book filled with short stories by S.A. Molteni. The author has a down home..." Read more of this review »
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"Middlesettlements by Basil Pearl is a poignant endearing short story that had great depth and tugged on my heart strings. I was moved by the authors tale and interested in where this would lead.

This is an emotional story that grabbed my attention..." Read more of this review »
" Dianne wrote: "I still need to read these Jane. On my list!"

Oh...I hope you'll enjoy them Dianne. ;)
" Dianne wrote: "Thanks Jane. The idea was not to make it a political statement, even though it was inspired by what is happening to our food. The story ...more "
" Hello, I'm the author of the Bertha Books...Bertha-Size Your Life, Becoming Bertha, and Where the Joys Are: Bertha's Guided Journal.

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Where the Joys Are by Jane  Carroll
"If you're looking for a inspirational book with a dash of humor, then this book is for you.

The character Bertha is a hoot and she uses fun methods to teach her friend to find the joys in life. I loved how Bertha dressed up in costumes to help illu..." Read more of this review »
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