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CreativeSpider
Canada (for the Interim)
Fiction & Script Writer and Editor
Interests: Film & Television, Books, Travel, Food, Challenges/Learning
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I must confess, now that I have a Wordpress blog—which, laughingly, I am still attempting to iron out—I’m not so keen on this one. It’s probably because: a) I like the fact I can so easily manipulate my WP blog compared to than this one (never mind the amazing and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Creative Spider 3
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(from CBS News) Who doesn’t like a heartwarming news story? Gratefully, there have been many of late. One that sticks out, however, is the one about 11-year-old Preston Sharp. Upon visiting his grandfather’s grave in a Redding cemetery, Preston noticed that not every veteran had a flag. Not only did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Joyce Meyer, for those not in the know, is a Christian author, speaker, and motivator. She’s been described as charismatic, among other things, and this she is, among other things. Her “Daily Devotional” posts/messages are inspirational and provide much [beneficial] food for thought. “The Log in My Eye”, posted May... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Hailing from Stratford Ontario, Teddy Payne has a number followers and not just on Facebook. People adore him. How can they not? This British gent is quite the character (stated only in the most positive way, my friend). In addition to being funny, bright, and totally charming, he’s a walking... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Here are the last details of my book tour (it’s all part of my blogging process and writing development). I netted some great reviews and wanted to share. The Connecticut Corpse Caper is the first book in the new Triple Threat Mystery series by Tyler Colins. It’s a good, solid... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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What an amazing book tour for “The Connecticut Corpse Caper” and myself. This, I owe to an amazing woman, blogger Lori Caswell (“Ecape with Dollycas into a Good Book”). What she does to coordinate these tours and promote writers is unbelievable—it’s evident she puts heart and soul into every tour.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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One more mystery: finding info on another blogger, namely Kathy of "Cozy up with Kathy". <LOL> Nancy Drew would not be proud. What you’ll find on her fun blog are truly cozy moments—book tours and interviews, and giveaways. Kathy also goes by the name “Katreader” and there’s a list of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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If you’ve never visited Lori Caswell’s fabulous blog, do! It’s colorful, attractive, and chocka-block full of mystery authors and books; something for everyone. Not only does this dedicated blogger provide amazing book tours (this I can attest to personally), she offers recommendations, giveaways, and “random thoughts”. I don’t know how... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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As soon as you arrive at Lori’s blog, there’s a sense of early-morning ease. Maybe it’s the steaming coffee cup perched on a book; it’s very appealing, cozy-comfy. Others have good things to say (see tab “What People are Saying about LRC”): one of the warmest, clearest loveliest book blogs... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Being a mystery writer often means digging around for info, be it for a story, a project, or something that requires explanation . . . playing detective as it were. I found it rather difficult to locate a pic of Laura or much about her save for snippets on her... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Mahathi Ramya’s blog “Fantastic Feathers”, featuring a majestic peacock, is a bit different from other writers/writing and book blogs. The tagline: “My random thoughts on books, different places I visit and anything that is exciting”. I like that, maybe because it sounds just a wee bit like my own [first]... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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“Reading and writing about the best books of all time” is the tag line on Michelle (Shelle) Perry’s blog, “I Read What you Write”. This reading addict and stay-at-home mom’s super power is reading (she’s also a pretty darn good blogger!). In addition to her love of reading, she enjoys... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Lisa Kelley’s cute and very “cozy” blog is “for and about Cozy mysteries and their wonderful authors”. There’s also a Facebook page to share thoughts about them. If you’re into cozies, there’s a lot to be found—so please visit, peruse, discover. You’ll see why “Lisa K’s Book Reviews” was voted... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Valerie Long’s very cool, attractively arranged blog is dedicated to “book blogging and other musings on life”. Easy on the eyes, easy to follow, the blog started out with the purpose of providing book reviews, with some posts about “life and the world”. Since then, Librarian and Book Blogger Valerie... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Amy’s awesome blog was created with the honorable intention of helping other authors promote their work (as an indie author, she recognized how hard it is to get our names and books out there). That’s commendable and we fellow writers thank her! She’s writing a humorous southern mystery series, which... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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I love Celtic Lady’s blog—how can an Irish bhean (hope I got that right) not have shamrocks as a backdrop? A wife, mother, and grandmother, Kathleen Kelly does not however reside on the Emerald Isle; you can find her in Wisconsin. Blogging began in 2009 when she could no longer... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Shannon Muir’s blog, “The Pulp and Mystery Shelf”, offers author and character interviews, guest posts and spotlights. Not only does Shannon produce all this, she writes, too! Her focuses are on mystery, New Pulp and Noir, and fiction primarily “featuring contemporary women in a range of situations”, though she’ll feature... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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If you’re looking for book postings and reviews, please check out Stacey Schneller’s blog “Books,Dreams,Life”. Stacey’s recently moved from WordPress to Blogger. If you visit https://staceyschneller06.wordpress.com, you’ll find a link to the new blog. The move, she states, is due to “some problems WordPress and I have not gotten along... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Dog-lover Leslie readily admits she’s a “book junkie” (I can relate, having been one once myself—now, I’m a “writing junkie”). She loves cozies, romance, chick lit, mystery/thrillers—like me, everything except horror. Her reading passion started with Little House on the Prairie and, again like me, Nancy Drew. <LOL> Leslie will... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Julie’s blog is “a place where I’ll post reviews for other independent authors . . . and a few things of interest”. An attractive, clean and crisp blog, it’s easy to follow (I do so like that). http://julieelizabethpowell.blogspot.co.uk Her blog serves as a companion for the website “Alchemy – The... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Thirty-something Nicole is an attractive wife and mother of three. Her blog is dedicated to her “favorite things”. You can find a sundry of book reviews and some great giveaways. While she prefers romance and cozies, she admits that she also enjoys reading outside her comfort zone. I’d like to... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Guess who has a book tour starting May 15th? Yes . . . l'il ol' me. If you're interested, please visit http://www.escapewithdollycas.com. Lori Caswell's bright eye-catching site is dedicated to cozy mysteries—you can find reviews, contests, author bios and interviews, among other things. Here's hoping (and dreaming) that one day... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Cat, a handsome tuxedo’d fella, passed a few days ago at the age of 19 1/2 years. He’s now frolicking with his brother, Mouse, in kitty heaven—scampering after catnip balls and feather-boa toys, and sunning on comfy windowsills. It’s always sad to lose a beloved pet . . . a... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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While I will continue to post weekly on Typepad, I have a confession to make: in a quest for a new blog, I've sallied forth--to a competitor. It's dedicated to writing, though in all honesty, the actual focus is still proving elusive. I'm finding that Wordpress is a wee bit... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Creative Spider 3
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Goin’ thru a see-saw phase: one day up, one day down. Down days result in “feeding” melancholy with pizza, donuts and chocolate. The gut rolls groweth. Up days result in “feeding” cheerfulness with pizza, donuts and chocolate. The gut rolls groweth. These types of phases are probably okay for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Creative Spider 3