Monthly Archives: January 2014

Will Write for Food

Today was busy day – Tuesdays are deadline day for The Beacon. After work I get to be Mom Taxi, run to the Heritage Museum to take photos of their newest class of crafters (this group learned to cane chair seats) … Continue reading

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Getting Wild with Terri Fedonczak

I have good reason for posting late tonight. I was out with my BFF Margie at a splendid book release party for Terri Fedonczak and her new book, Field Guide to Plugged-in Parenting, Even if You Were Raised by Wolves.  The … Continue reading

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First “JJ” Show of the Year Kicks Off

This Sunday afternoon saw the first Journal Jabber of the year kick off with Frank W. Smith chatting about his latest book, Night Song, and what a great show it was!  Listen here if you missed it, or just want … Continue reading

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A New “Song” by Frank W. Smith

Author Frank W. Smith has come out with a new addition to his Wolf Song trilogy – Night Song.  Fans of the first book, Wolf Song, will be delighted to see their favorite characters return – and to know that … Continue reading

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Journal Jabber Moving to New Time

Big News! Journal Jabber, the weekly Blogtalk radio show “that’s by authors, for authors and about authors and all the things we authors care about” is moving to a new time!  The old Tuesday night at 8 p.m. shows are so … Continue reading

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Frozen Fountains Past

Remember a few nights ago when it was officially colder in Niceville, Florida than Anchorage, Alaska? Bay Beacon reader Helen Slanina sent in this photo of a fountain in Bluewater Bay frozen over back in the ’90s!  It’s not the first … Continue reading

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The Prisoner of Second Avenue Auditions Jan. 15

ATTENTION LOCAL ACTORS: Northwest Florida State College will hold open auditions for the spring production of Neil Simon’s play, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, directed by Clint Mahle, on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 with sign-in beginning at 6:00 pm and auditions … Continue reading

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I Shall Write No More

Manuscripts unfinished lay about upon my floor. Laundry needing washing piled up behind the door. Dishes, slightly smelly, were in need of soap and scrub And in all this disarray awaited two soap ring burdened tubs. I looked around, took … Continue reading

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Iron Writer: Challenge 30

Yesterday I shared my entry into the Iron Writer Winter Open.  I didn’t win, but that’s not the point.  The purpose of Iron Writer challenges for me is the challenge of making something powerful (hopefully) from very little.  I like … Continue reading

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Iron Writer: 2013 Winter Solstice Open Entry

I’ve talked about the Iron Writer challenges here before, but now that I have a few under my belt I thought I’d share some of my entries.  The idea behind it is a timed competition with prompts.  Four writers are … Continue reading

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