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Detective Chief Inspector Richard Hayward ReturnsMum's writings continue...Great news, we have just signed a contract withVinspire…Continue

Started Feb 4, 2012

A New Year for Authors and Readers please help spread the word.
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Interview and Blog Tour with Judith MarshallJanuary 9th – 15thAt http://bookread-mumswritings.blogspot.com…Continue

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Started Dec 13, 2011

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Something About Me and My Book:
About Me and My Book:
Marjorie Grace Patricia Bridget Owen.

Was born on September 11th 1911 in England and endured the bombardment of World War II. As far as we know, she was born out-of-wedlock with an Irish Lord for a father and a Russian princess as her mother. Although her life before working is somewhat sketchy, her career, as a major London department store clothing buyer, was long and interesting. Members of the Royal family were amongst some of her more famous clients. Marjorie found time to write many short stories and four novels ranging from romance to mystery. She did not attempt to publish any of her writings. We can only surmise that she wrote for the joy and did not wish to seek any recognition or fame.
Marjorie passed away on March 28th 2004, after a very full life, at the age of ninety-three.

Mum had told Mike that she had written a couple of stories and let him read them some years ago. She expressed no interest in having them published at that time. He was never aware of the amount that she had written until she passed away. Mike, being an only child and having no Aunts or Uncles, is the sole heir to Marjorie’s estate. He discovered the box full of Mum’s writings on clearing her flat in England and took them back to the USA. As an avid reader Dee (daughter-in-law) became fascinated with Mum’s stories and books. All her writings were hand written on legal size paper or note books and on both sides of the paper. Dee began reading some of the short stories (there are fifty plus). After reading a few, she was hooked and decided to attempt, the monumental task of transcribing them to computer. Mum’s writing was not the easiest to read, however, Dee had set herself the challenge and was going to follow through. At first, her husband, Mike assisted her with the ‘translation’ of Mum’s hand writing. At times they became frustrated with each other and Mum. After a couple of stories, Dee became an expert, reading Mum’s writing and even improving her own typing skills and speed. As yet, Dee has not completed the task, with a few more stories to go and two novels, after three years of work. Dee decided to see if her opinion about Mum’s writing skills were correct and began submitting several of the short stories for publishing. Several of Mum’s stories were accepted for publishing by online magazines and were published without pay. But exposure is important. A small success spurred Dee to try for bigger things. The first book of Mum’s is to be published in March 2008. “Ladies of Class” by Vintage Romance Publishing. Both Dee and Mike are really happy and hope that the book will be a success and lead to further books and stories being published. Their blog for Mum’s writings is http://bookread-mumswriting.blogspot.com
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True Story of Identity Theft

I have just finished reading and reviewing a book called 'Evil Shadows' and absolutely shocked by this true story.  I think in this day and age of internet use, everyone should be aware of the potential risks we are taking.  And reading of another persons experience, as sad as it is, may alert us to more caution.  The author, Rick Hallock, shares his trauma but also gives many links and resources to educate and help.  I am providing the authors website link and link to my review. …

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Posted on June 15, 2014 at 3:16am

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The Poison Pen by Marjorie Owen is to be published April 30th by Vinspire Publishing  and is now available in ebook Book Readers.

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Posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:39am

Getting Fit While Writing

Getting Fit While Writing

99 Things Women wish they knew before Getting Fit Without Hitting The Gym’

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Posted on February 18, 2012 at 3:41am

Out with the old, In with the New

Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

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Posted on December 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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At 5:29am on December 5, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Thank you very much. The very Best for you too.

At 6:13pm on December 4, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Dee . My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Thank you and best regards.

 
 
 

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