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An Old-Fashioned Christmas Collection

Christmas: Moments To Remember

Most of us are too young to remember these wonderful old days, but our grandmothers or great grandmothers will. These were the times of small towns, community, and people caring for people. At Christmas it meant chopping down a Christmas tree and decorating it with many homemade ornaments, such as: stringed popcorn or cranberries, adorned […]

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Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt – Has Ended & Winners Listed

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! STOP #1 Gail Gaymer Martin’s Blog at The CAN Scavenger Hunt has officially ended but don’t stop now  You have another chance to win a free authorgraphed novel. I will leave the link up for a couple of days so you can still enjoy some of […]


Memories of a Cottage: A True Tale

Years ago, time seemed to move more slowly. People took time to “smell the flowers.” Families sat down together at dinner and went for Sunday drives with no particular place to go. Pressure was in tires, not in lives. These times, remembered, seem to drift into my thoughts gently like autumn leaves. Growing up, we […]

Writing Memoirs – Does It Work?

Often when I teach at writer’s conferences, two or three people who take my fiction writing classes tell them they’re writing their life story or the memoirs of someone in the family. I hate to discourage people with my response, but memoirs are very difficult to sell. Self-publishing is the main method since the story […]