Decline in Retail Stores


An interesting post by Marsha Riegert West on the demise of the retail market.

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I began to write about this issue last week on my personal blog, but technology took over. (Kind of like a character does when you’re writing. LOL) But walking at Ridgmar Mall Monday, working on getting my steps, the emptiness just overcame me. I had to share my thoughts.

So Ridgmar was the first mall in Fort Worth. After Bob finished law school, we moved from Austin to Fort Worth for his job. I had been living in San Antonio and was used to having malls and shopping that way, so it was a huge adjustment and then a cause for great celebration when Ridgmar opened several years after we arrived. It was a fancy with large columns and had all the big stores: Nieman Marcus, Dillard’s, and Sanger Harris (turned into Foley’s into Macy’s.). I have many fond memories of shopping at Ridmar with my mother and my daughters.

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about HALLOWEEN/SPOOKY/SCARY #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense share SPOOKY/SCARY lines on this week’s Sneak off and Read.

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about a HALLOWEEN/SPOOKY/SCARY

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


Overreacting here, to say the least. Everyone who’d been involved with the scary stuff in Texas was dead or in prison. Nevertheless, she shuffled toward the front of the house, her hand securely grasping a rolling pin.

Marsha West


“Nate fought the man until a shot went off. It was violent and scary. I almost fainted.” Nate looked away, knowng Sarah’s attempt to play the frightened girl card would only work if he didn’t laugh.

Sharon Wray


When the eerie suspicion I resembled a scary dame with Big Texas hair from the television show, “Dallas,” I turned my head to avoid the mirror.

Vicki Batman


María couldn’t breathe. The heat was worse than the pitch black, and that was scary enough. She and the…

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The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate


Teagan Geneviene​ shares another chapter aboard the Delta Pearl and teaches us the language of fans!

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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The steampunk riverboat is here.  Hello, my chuckaboos!  Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl.  Based on my own experiences the past two weeks (and more), I know it might have been difficult for you to get here.

I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many of us. Their denial of accountability has gotten as bad as my horrible Internet “provider” TDS Telecom… (Provider is in quotes because I don’t have Internet more often than I actually do.)  Now WordPress is making it hugely difficult for me to interact with any of you with comments or simple likes.  At this moment in time, I’m so frustrated with WordPress that I don’t know if I can keep blogging.  I am sorry that I haven’t been able to visit as many of you…

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On Navigating the Murky Middle


Sisterhood of Suspense​ #author Joanne Guidoccio​ shares tips for getting over that sagging middle ground on our WIP. Stop by and share your ideas; we’d love to hear from you.

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By Joanne Guidoccio

I love beginnings—in life and on the page. Anything and everything is possible whenever a blank slate appears before me. That momentum can last for days, weeks, months, and sometimes even longer.

At least, that’s what I like to think whenever I begin a new writing project.

A linear pantser, I write brief character sketches, plot the first three chapters and the last, and then let the words flow. At some point, usually around Page 80, I encounter the murky middle, that nebulous place where I find it difficult to continue or sustain the tension of the novel. In short, I’m lost with no clear trail or direction in sight.

In the early days of my writing career, I struggled to regain my motivation, wondering if I should abandon the novel. Thankfully, I have discovered three strategies that have lifted me out of the abyss.

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Can’t Block My Love by @XavierNeal87 #NewRelease #SportsRomance @jennw23


Can't Block My Love, an all-new sports romance by Xavier Neal is NOW LIVE!   From bestselling romance author Xavier Neal comes an all-new, rom-com sports romance featuring a gorgeous goalie who can block any shot — except Cupid's... Once upon a time, the Vlasta Vipers hockey team was so incredible — on and off …

OCTOBER TREATS BUT NO TRICKS!


Patricia C Zick​ shares #GreatBookDeals you won’t want to miss!

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