Loretta’s Musings…

Going Home & Giving Back

  Hometown Author Event & Library Fundraiser   I am heading home between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – home being the little Ohio town where I grew up. Dover might be a small community, but it is huge in heart and wears its dynamic spirit in the form of a swirling red and gray […]

Book Signing Party

Last month I was very fortunate to have a book signing party hosted in the beautiful Kinston, North Carolina home of one of my dearest friends since childhood. Debbie and her mom, Pat, along with two other lifelong friends, Arnie and Barb, had the best time setting up for the meet and greet. And the […]

Getting In Touch with My Inner Bad Girl

Lessons Learned ~ Part Two In Lessons Learned from Writing Part One  I wrote about becoming more compassionate as a result of my writing experience. And now that I’m kinder and gentler in real life, I’ve given myself permission to be wicked in my writer’s mind. I’ve always been a people watcher, but becoming a […]

Northern Journeys Magazine Article

An Unforeseen Journey…with a Novel Destination If you want to learn how I became a writer of fiction, below is a link to an article in the Spring Issue of Northern Journeys Magazine which offers a brief history of my journey from hospice volunteer to published author. http://northernjourneysmagazine.com/assets/Northern_Journeys_2-1_Spring_2017_web.pdf  (Page 11)

Lessons Learned from Writing

    People who make the assumption that authors only write what they know couldn’t be further from understanding the writer’s mind. I shudder to think how boring my books would be if I only drew from my own life. I’ve never personally known a serious criminal or anyone who was murdered. Nor have I […]

Never forget the power of words…or knitting needles!

Yesterday, as friends and family participated at the Women’s March on Washington, I was fortunate to receive moving messages and texts throughout the momentous proceedings. Regardless of one’s political stand, it was an impressive rally to remind our government of its role to serve all the people of our great country. And in a democracy, […]

$1000 Raised to Support East Bay Food Pantry Mission

  Special thanks to those who purchased a copy of The Fool’s Truth during the month of November. Profits from November book sales have been donated to support the important mission of East Bay Food Pantry. This promotion raised enough funds to provide eight children with breakfast and lunch all summer in the EBFP Food-4-Kids program. This truly […]

A Cozy Christmas Mystery

If you are in the mood to curl up with a tasty Christmas mystery during this festive season, Rosie Genova’s holiday novella, The Seven-Course Christmas Killer is not to be missed! Fans of the Italian Kitchen Mystery Series will be thrilled to see the return of Victoria Rienzi, mystery writer turned amateur sleuth, as she’s served up […]

Book Selling With A Purpose

A Thanksgiving Reflection Today on this bitter cold day here in the Northeast, I reflect on what it would be like to not have heat or shelter or a nutritious meal. Having served on the Executive Board for our local East Bay Food Pantry, I know how very real those situations are for too many […]

I Am A Published Author!

There were times, more often than not, when I wondered if I’d ever say those words. It is a most thrilling experience for a writer to finally see all their hard work come to fruition. To hold a book they created in their hands. To be able to call themselves a published author. Today I […]