Archive for February, 2016


It’s Debbie Time…

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It’s time for a field trip!car

Only this time, instead of just following me to a different blog for the day, we’re actually following Debbie (who has been a longtime commenter on this blog).


I’m on the Whodunit Author blog doing a “reader spotlight” and Debbie is my first victim, er, I mean subject. 🙂

Come on over and check it out HERE.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)



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Sorry for going AWOL yesterday. I seem to be battling a bit of a stomach thing.

Anyway, today’s bits…

1) What are you most looking forward to about spring this year?

2) Favorite hot beverage?

3) Last movie you saw?

4) One plan for this coming weekend?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Taking to the Beat

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Question time.

1) Favorite radio station?

2) What’s a song you could (and do) listen to over and over again if given a chance?

3) Who is a relatively new musical talent (this decade) that you like?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


An Old Favorite

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With being so busy lately, I’ve fallen out of my 4-5 times a week workout mode. Now that my latest book has been turned in and final proof edits on another have been completed, it’s time to get back in the swing of things. Unfortunately, that’s not always that easy to do. Unless you have a good book to help you transition…

I considered a few various options and then decided I wanted to reread an old favorite–my ultimate favorite, in fact.  It’s been a few years since I’ve picked up the book that made me want to write mysteries, so I figured it was time.

Despite owning a few hard copies, I downloaded A CRY IN THE NIGHT by Mary Higgins Clark to my E-reader so I could take it with me to the gym. Sure enough, from the first word of the first page, I was engrossed all over again. I absolutely LOVE when a book does that, don’t you?

Tell me, what’s a book you can reread again and again?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


The First Friend

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I think the friendships we had as kids (at least the strong ones) are one of those things that stay with us as we get older, regardless of whether we are still in contact with those people of not.

I know I can still remember my first real friend, although I can’t necessarily picture her in my mind’s eye. She was the first one I had a sleepover with, and the one where we spent a lot of time at each other’s houses. Her name was Sandy. And it was with her and another girl (Debbie), that we used to act out the Partridge Family band. Oddly, I can still sing the lyrics of one of their songs by memory forty plus years later (no doubt, because of our time playing).

So tell me, who was your first real friend? And what can you still vividly remember playing/doing with that person?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Bitty Bits

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Bits time!  Some of these have the potential to be rather amusing…

1) How many states have you lived in?

2) Celebrity you’d pick to play you in a movie of your life?

3) If you had to pick one food to represent you, what would it be and why?

4) Top three “must-haves” for a day at the beach…

Have a great weekend!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)



Short, Squatty, and Rather Annoying

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Any interest in a writing prompt today?

Here we go (give it a shot)…

Pick your favorite character from any book and write a one paragraph intro that they might use on a dating site.


Fun, yes?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Three Times Three

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Let’s have a little fun today, shall we?

You’re given three new cars for your garage. What do you choose?

You can have any three zoo animals as pets. What do you choose?

You can have three celebrities over for a backyard barbecue. Who do you choose?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Tell Us

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Question time…

Where do you tend to purchase most of your books and in what format?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)

**I’m also up at bat at Whodunitauthors today, talking about the final week before a book launches. Pop by if you get a chance.


My Fellow Americans…

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presidentsdayIn honor of Presidents’ Day, who do you think was one of this country’s greatest presidents?

And if you were President, what’s something you’d like to see change/or do?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)