Monthly Archives: July 2012

You watching the Olympics?

I am. This is something new for me; I’d never much gotten into the Olympics before. But since the last summer games, I’ve learned how to swim. (Yes! All that stuff about old dogs and new tricks is a bunch of hogwash.) So I thought I’d watch some really good swimmers. Of course I’ve got sucked into all the other stuff – beach volleyball! Water polo! (All this while I’m trying to work up a head of steam on my new book.)

And here’s a Netflix queue recommendation for you. 1980s miniseries: The First Olympics 1896. It’s about putting together an American team for the first modern Olympics. I watched the miniseries when it aired back in the 80s and recalled it as quite good. (I think it got horrible ratings. This was back in the heyday of the miniseries, and The First Olympics was up against some other mini that got all the eyeballs.) With all the publicity about the current Olympics, I remembered it and found it on Netflix. It was as good as I remembered. Makes an interesting contrast to the current Olympics, so endearingly amateurish, the new team trying to figure out what a ‘discus’ is by studying old Greek pottery, stuff like that.

Anyway, give it a try. My recommendation to you. (Spoiler alert – there’s no beach volleyball.)


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Bidding On Death, free Kindle giveaway

Here it is! Post in the comments to get a gift certificate for a free copy of Bidding On Death, Kindle edition.

Also – here’s another piece of Dog Art:



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Regency pop quiz!

Here’s something to ponder. Fans of Regency romances will find it a snap, I predict.

The title of the Regency I’m writing is “A Feather To Fly With”. It’s based on a bit of Regency-era slang.

So the question is – when someone says that a person ‘doesn’t have a feather to fly with’, what do they mean?

Post answers in the comments.


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Me, interviewed

I may not be famous enough to feel the need to punch a paparazzi, but I can now say that I’ve been interviewed.

Go on over to the Gladiator’s Pen, web-home of Elise VanCise, and see what I had to say

Joyce’s Interview

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Died On The Vine, free Kindle giveaway

But you have to act fast! Be one of the first ten commenters to this post to request your free copy and provide me your e-mail address, and I’ll send you a gift certificate. This is for Died On The Vine for KINDLE.

Watch this blog for a giveaway of Bidding On Death for Kindle, later this week.

UPDATE:  Still a few books left, folks – I know I said first ten commenters, but half of those are me, reporting when I’ve sent out the gift cert.  So request your ebook now.





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