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Pamela Carey

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Barking Cat Books has just published my third work of nonfiction titled, SURVIVING YOUR DREAM VACATION: 75 RULES TO KEEP YOUR COMPANION TALKING TO YOU ON THE ROAD. It's essential reading for travelers, who will laugh at the anecdotes of my husband and mine from all over the world, as well as twelve other contributors' stories. My book, ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS (Barking Cat Books,'14), won the 2015 GOLD MEDAL from the Fla. Authors and Publishers Association in the self-help category! I wrote the manuscript as a handbook for boomers (like my kids) who will soon be taking care of us. It's based on 49 humorous "rules" I devised as I tell the story of my parents' healthy, independent 80's and 90's, an ...more

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     Charley recently received a call from one of the two condos on our first floor. The woman had been our association president a few years back. "Charley, I want to mention a problem in the front entrance of our building," she said.
     "Oh, what is it?"
     "Well, the wooden frames of the two upholstered chairs inside the front door are knocking against the wallpaper and it might have to b... Read more of this blog post »
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ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES:A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS (Nonfiction)
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Description: A handbook for Boomers, my memoir is structured around tongue-in-cheek "rules" I devised while navigating through my parents' eighties and nineties. Each "rule" has a humorous or helpful story, starting with moving my parents from New England to Florida to live healthy, independent lives till the last three months of each of their lives. There is also an Appendix with helpful definitions, websites, and phone numbers (e.g., "assisted living," "skilled nursing," etc.).
Minor League Mom:A Mother's Journey through the Red Sox Farm Teams (Nonfiction)
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Description: The story of our two sons playing in the Red Sox minor leagues for seven years - what happens to them and to the family

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Author of more than twenty novels, Wingate tugs at the heartstrings in this story of five young siblings living on a riverboat and kidnapped while the parents are at the hospital during the arrival of the newest sibling. The ensuing life of the child ...more
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Although Jenoff's novel is inspired by the actual British women who served as secret agents inside Occupied Europe during WW II, the author focuses on only one of the women to tell her story. The agents' fates were a mystery, so Jenoff weaves a prese ...more
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A look at another side of slavery: the use of a male slave to procreate with the most eligible women slaves from neighboring plantations for a fee. Back at the owner’s plantation, the slave, Washington’s, personal life is revealed. Did I become invol ...more
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Like psychological murder mysteries? This book is for you! They're usually not my favorite genre, but I couldn't put this down. Caitlin Hendrix, the daughter of the lead investigator who couldn't solve eleven grisly murders that led him into the abys ...more
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1986-This was a look at the temple prostitution tradition that flourishes in India. Children age eight and up are taken from their prostitute mothers to learn the traditions of the profession. The novel is revealing in the depth of its insights into ...more
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Although I'd read the reviews, I still found the experiences of this young author to be mind-boggling in modern-day America. I realize the father and mother were not representative of mainstream Mormonism, but the environment they created in rural Id ...more
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Whoa!! What a wild ride! As a resident of Palm Beach County, I was familiar with many of the locations in Dorsey's novel. I was unfamiliar with Dorsey, however, and his Serge A. Storms character. At every inexplicable turn, whether dealing with mobst ...more
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Faith, the quirky "madam" protagonist, is damaged and defensive, but protective of the girls who work for her. She controls a "Perfect Image" company (legal and illegal) which holds secrets of the rich and powerful in D.C. While she doesn't think she ...more
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In 1916, during World War I, two young Americans met by chance - a Quaker schoolteacher and a Jewish plant biologist from a poor family. They were married within a year and over the next two World Wars, revealed the written secrets of foreign armies, ...more
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A great look at the division between Mexican-American landscapers and those whose lawns they trim on the west coast of the US. Nothing ever happens and then something promises to happen, and then nothing happens - a description of the life of the imm ...more
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Toni Morrison
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

Stephen King
“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
Stephen King, Different Seasons

John Irving
“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

Ernest Hemingway
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
Ernest Hemingway

Ira Glass
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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