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Susan Holmes penned her first story at the age of four. Despite the brevity (three pages of crayoned text) and the title (“Three Bears Visit New York City”) her father gave it the same careful consideration he gave to C. F. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower series. When he finished the story he announced, “You are going to be a writer.”

To be a writer, of course, one must also be a reader. In the pre-digital world that meant a trip to the local library (a very long walk across town, requiring an escort/bodyguard in the form of her older brother) where a new world awaited. By the fifth grade she’d progressed to Shakespeare, an experience that came in handy when she was stationed in England at the start of her military career. For the next twenty
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Susan Holmes I have a few strategies to break the block. Sometimes I can get back on track by "interviewing" one of my characters. If that doesn't work I'll jump…moreI have a few strategies to break the block. Sometimes I can get back on track by "interviewing" one of my characters. If that doesn't work I'll jump to another project. And when all else fails I go for a walk!(less)
Susan Holmes Letting the voices in my head out!

(Oh, yeah, and creating cool "plot puzzles" to share with mystery fans.)
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Along Comes A Kitty

Eight years ago, a two-pound kitten named Buddy adopted us. He was on his own for the first 12 weeks of his life, and the memory of his feral days resurface whenever we go to the vet clinic. I suggested falconer’s gloves to our veterinarian, who laughed and said “This ain’t my first cat rodeo” […]
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Superb! Rich in detail and imagery, this book is exceptionally well researched and cleverly plotted. The author expertly presents historical fact with plausible fiction to create a winning tale that will sweep you back in time. A must read!
Shadow of the Raven by Millie Thom
"I received a copy of this book from Millie Thom Via NG for an honest review.

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this book, people. seriously.

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Storytellin' by Jack R. Cotner
"I loved these stories: fictional tales cleverly linked to genuine family stories. They are engaging, sometimes witty, sometimes insightful, occasionally disturbing, and they offer a foreigner like me a small insight into the mountainous regions of..." Read more of this review »
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