Month: March 2020

Virus Deaths: One Story


A dose of reality on the Covid19 crisis from Pete Johnson- A must read.

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I read something on a local newspaper website earlier this week. I went back to get a link to add here, but it has been taken down. Presumably to save the family from more distress.

We are all reading about deaths from the virus, all around the world. As the numbers get bigger, they stop becoming people, and are just numbers. I read that 1,000 people have died fom the virus in the USA. Can you imagine seeing 1,000 dead bodies laid out in a line? I once saw more than 20 bodies at the scene of a train crash. It looked like a lot of bodies. And I was an EMT, so used to seeing such things.

1,000 bodies arranged in a line would stretch almost 3,000 yards. That’s 1.7 miles. That distance would take almost 30 minutes to walk, at a normal pace. Hard to comprehend, I know.

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A Dozen Ways to Start a Story


Staci Smith Troilo​ is on Story Empire sharing ways to inspire you to write that award-winning novel!

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Ciao, SEers. Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote that opening. For those of you who missed me, please know I’m sorry I was away so long. I missed you. For those of you new (or new since I took a sabbatical) to the site, I’m Staci, and you’ll come to recognize my posts by me signing on this way.

Before I continue, I really need to give a shout-out to my SE partners in crime colleagues, who went above and beyond covering for me in my absence. I couldn’t ask for a better blogging family. Mae, Joan, Craig, Harmony, P.H., Marcia… many, many thanks for all the support.

Now, back to one of my favorite topics. Not my kids (though I could talk about them forever). And not my dogs (and we all know I could ramble on equally long about my furry family members). Today, third time’s…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the Shelves #Romance – Sunset Beach (Blue Haven Book 2) by Jacquie Biggar


Sally Cronin​ shares my new release and a wonderful review- thanks, Sally!

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USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar is celebrating her latest release Sunset Beach (Blue Haven Book 2)

About the book

An explosive secret threatens the peace and tranquility of Sweetheart Cove

Single father Trace Michaels hands are full coping with a rebellious teenage daughter, troublesome ex-wife, and campaigning for the mayor’s election. He doesn’t have time to get distracted by an old flame from his past– one he’s never forgotten.

When an unknown source leaks surprising news that could damage his career, Trace turns to the one person he trusts for the truth.

Single mother Mona Samuels knows how difficult it can be to raise a daughter. She empathizes with Trace, but when he comes to her for advice she’s conflicted. They say the truth will set you free, but unburying the past could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build.

Head over to buy the book:Amazon US

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Author Chat Q and A with D.G. Kaye Featuring Jacquie Bigger Romance Writer


Debby Gies​ kindly invited me to her #blog for a Q & A session and a heated excerpt from my new release, Sunset Beach. Stop by and check it out!

Welcome to Q and A with D.G. Kaye, featuring Romance Writer, Jacquie Biggar with her new release Sunset Beach

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