Tag Archives: Miranda James

Commencing & Closing With Animals

  Well, this takes the cake.  I’m churning out early commitments to 2013 activities, after a week of closing 2012 events…  and find myself wonderfully eligible for one that is valid until February!  This is one of many reasons to … Continue reading

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Contest using series starters.

  How ludicrous it must seem to commit in December when most contests end.  It’s easy to just begin, quite a while before declaring it.  With a telephone modem, there’s no whipping anything up.  I *can* start Christmas baking while pages … Continue reading

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Cozy Theme Conquered.

I’ve said and will say it again:  ‘cozy’ is a weak, lame word for a heading!  I cringe if it is used in reviews and urge everyone to just say ‘mystery’.  However since I enjoy so many authors labelled thusly;  I must be … Continue reading

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Mystery & Suspense Circle.

There are two levels: Read 12 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 Read 24 mystery & suspense novels in 2012   In June I discovered reading challenges and had a ball jumping in.  I’m in 11 of them, an important … Continue reading

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Challenged To Finish Sequels.

I spent summers on Lake Winnipeg, floating around then visiting the beach store.  In a box on the floor were novels, 25c or less!  I grabbed every eerie mansion, without a care for the synopsis.  If a character rooted around hallways … Continue reading

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Silly name but love the genre.

Isn’t ‘cozy’ a stupid name for novels?  I love a paranormal aura.  Like gothics, some authors continue to write ghost stories:  EJ Copperman, Alice Kimberly, Christie Fifield, PJ Alderman.  Whenever keeners throw around “nice cozy” in reviews, I wince!  The genre means stories propelled by … Continue reading

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Ideal shelf-cleaning event.

January 1  ~  December 31   When there’s one good community, might as well join them all!  “Off The Shelf” is a comfortable circle seeking pre-2012 acquisitions.  For example, Canadian Lyn Hamilton’s third novel is “Moche Warrior” but I just got it.  Instead I … Continue reading

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Yes, a fresh author challenge!

I’m a city girl turned country in the Canadian forest.  It’s lovely.  My capital city is famous for things that will surprise you.  I cherish gardening.  I filled the windowsills and balcony of our apartment.  Cats are my babies but I protect all animals.  Why say … Continue reading

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