Author Archives: Josie

Do you want to lose 10 pounds? (by Dave Barry)

Today I’m sharing a chuckle-worthy post by Dave Barry. Enjoy! “You want to lose ten pounds but you don’t have a personal trainer like the celebrities do? Well, you will just have to rely on willpower. And of course you … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! (and exciting book news)

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually in more than 150 countries, although it is celebrated on different dates. This day is a tribute to all mothers and motherhood. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, in … Continue reading

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Introducing USA Today bestselling author, Donna Fasano!

I’m thrilled to host USA Today bestselling author, Donna Fasano, on our blog today! And … here’s Donna: I’ve always loved books where a man and a woman are brought together by a child. My newest release, MADE IN PARADISE, … Continue reading

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Today is National Honesty Day

Today is National Honesty Day. First, here’s a brief history on how this day came about: Hirsh Goldberg of Maryland started this holiday in the 1990’s because he was writing a book: The Book of Lies: Fibs, Tales, Schemes, Scams, … Continue reading

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Humorist Dave Barry’s “Ask Mr. Language Person”

Today I’m sharing a very funny post by one of my favorite authors, Dave Barry. I hope you will enjoy this laugh with  me. Ask Mister Language Person: Question: In the song, “I Shot the Sheriff,” how come the singer … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Today’s celebration of Easter is a combination of pagan and Christian ideas because they both share some common traits. Pagan celebrations may include the Easter bunny and Easter eggs. The name, Easter, came from the name of a Spring goddess … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

For Christians around the world, Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and includes Holy Thursday and Good Friday, ending at midnight on Holy Saturday. Holy Week ends on Easter Sunday with the celebration … Continue reading

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A Delicious Italian Cookie Recipe for Spring and Easter baking.

Delicious Italian Cookie Recipe: Today I’m sharing my grandmother’s Italian Cookie recipe. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand. Enjoy! You will need: 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup oil 1 cup milk 1 tsp. anise flavoring … Continue reading

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5 Excellent Irish Proverbs on Love and Marriage

The Irish have a way with words. Today I’m sharing some of the (many) Irish Proverbs on love and marriage that I came across when researching my sweet romance full-length novel, set in Ireland, Oh Danny Boy. “If you want … Continue reading

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Oh Danny Boy–What do the words mean?

“Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling ‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.“   My newest sweet … Continue reading

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