Raid My Bookshelves Giveaway #2

Want a shot at winning one of these books? They’ve all lived on my bookshelves (so they are used) and now they’re up for adoption. Do you see one you would like to give a new home? The only catch, you have to subscribe to my newsletter. (I promise, I will never share your email […]

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Have A Happy New Year!

As 2014 comes to an end, I wish you all a new year full of bravery and joy. This year has been crazy, exhilarating, a bit frightening at some points and all together wondrous for me…and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Happy New Year!   […]

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Rainy Day Giveaway

There are thunderstorms predicted for my area this afternoon. A perfect time to start a giveaway for an umbrella and a book…two things that come in handy on a rainy day. These umbrellas are super cute (I think). When not in use they fit into a hard plastic case that makes them look like a […]

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Back To A Routine

Routines aren’t sexy or exciting, but they sure are productive. My kids went back to school on Tuesday. They’re getting used to homework every night again. Me? I’m getting used to writing every day again. This week has the sparkly shininess of things to come…i.e. I am completely unfocused because I am so excited. It’s […]

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Coming Soon

We’re heading into the last week of summer here at Chez Gradowski. That basically amounts to me almost losing my mind between making sure the kids have everything to start school (there’s always something essential that isn’t thought of until the last minute) and anticipation of some yummy quiet so my writing muses can actually […]

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Creative Blog Tour

My friend, Belle, of Ms. Bookish tagged me to take part of the Creative Blog Tour for artists and writers. So you get a peek at what I’m working on. There are four questions. So…shall we proceed? What am I working on? I recently finished plotting the second Culinary Competition mystery. I will be doing […]

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Help Name My New Series

I recently found out from my publisher that my first culinary mystery will be published in July! That means it’s time to nail down all kinds of things, like cover art and the series name. I’ve come up with several series names and I’m having a difficult time deciding on which one I like the […]

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Life Lemons and Soft Food

A new month always holds a bit of excitement. A new beginning. A new page on the calendar. With the way my April went, I am very glad to see we’re already to Cinco de Mayo. I had dental problems throughout most of April. I was only able to awkwardly chew food on the right […]

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Ions and Vortexes, Oh My!

I had hoped that at this point in the month I would be posting a well thought-out post written in peace and quiet. Unfortunately Winter Storm Ion and the Polar Vortex has decided to extend my kids’ Christmas Vacation another two days. That is after the vacation began one day early thanks to an ice […]

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Pssst….Recognize Anybody Here?

Indie author extraordinaire, Gemma Halliday, has started a new venture – beyond writing several fantastic series. Here is a list of authors that are writing for her new publishing company. Does anybody look familiar to you? http://www.gemmahalliday.com/Halliday_Publishing/ourauthors/ […]

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