Category Archives: Reading

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

To all my American friends I want to wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and a wonderful day to all those who aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving. Here is a poem I shared back in 2013 @ by Janice Spina. A Thanksgiving Poem: … Continue reading

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Memories of Aruba!

We have had such a wonderful time in Aruba this year. We were fortunate enough to get three weeks there. Our last night was a special time for all. Here are the friends we met many years ago and continue … Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway coming in November!

Hi everyone! I am happy to announce that I willl be doing another Goodreads Giveaway this year. This giveaway will begin NOVEMBER 20, 2017 and end DECEMBER 20, 2017 just before Christmas. If you win, it will make a fabulous … Continue reading

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Vacation in Aruba Almost Over!!

View from our third week on the 14th floor of the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort It has been a wonderful vacation in Aruba – three weeks, and it’s not over yet! We are enjoying the last few days lazing … Continue reading

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Third Week in Beautiful Aruba!

We are in our third week in lovely Aruba – One Happy Island! The first week I mentioned we were on the 8th floor, second week on the 9th floor and the third and final week (sighs) on the 14th … Continue reading

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A New Review of Jemsbooks!

Thank you, Sally Cronin, for mentioning my review of Book 4 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series on your marvelous blog! I am honored to be included with these talented authors and their books! Thank you, Sally, for your … Continue reading

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Week Two in Beautiful Aruba!

Week two in Aruba – we are now on the 9th floor. The view just keeps getting better. We are no longer on the sunset side. We face the pools and pool bar and restaurant. It’s still lovely! Here are … Continue reading

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More Views of Aruba!

In case you are just tuning in – we are in Aruba for three weeks. I can’t get enough of this beautiful place. We have been coming for nineteen years together but I first visited Aruba in 1986. It has … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 5, is a Semi-Finalist in Authorsdb Cover Contest!

Just found out that my book is a Semi-Finalist in the Authorsdb Cover Contest! Here is the link below. Please vote for my book! This is the first cover contest I have ever entered! I am so excited for my … Continue reading

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Beautiful Aruba – One Happy Island!

There is nowhere else in this world that I have visited where I have felt more relaxed and refreshed than on the beautiful island 🌴 of Aruba. The weather is hot 85-95 all year round but with tropical breezes that cool … Continue reading

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