HANDLING HALLOWEEN

by Karna Small BodmanNow that Halloween will be “celebrated” this coming weekend in the midst of Covid precautions – how do we keep our children, and everyone else, safe?In searching for ideas, I first checked if the CDC might have put out any guidelines. And, sure enough our Center for Disease...

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HUMOR IN CHALLENGING TIMES

by Karna Small Bodman A fellow member of the Author’s Guild suggested we create a thread of “Author Humor” to break up the monotony of always dealing with serious subjects of late. It is certainly true that authors are serious about doing excellent research, describing accurate locations,...

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THE VERY BEST COMPANIONS

by Karna Small BodmanAs we have been “hunkered down” for so many months, here’s a question for you: besides families, of course, who has turned out to be a most comforting companion to millions of people, especially those living alone? The answer is dogs! Even before the pandemic, we loved living...

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SUPPORTING LOCAL BOOKSTORES

by Karna Small BodmanEven before Covid-19 forced many bookstores to close, several faced the challenge of online shopping and the rising popularity of e-books vs. the print variety. Now that we all have been spending more time at home, working virtually, self-quarantining and all the rest, people...

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THE APPEAL OF AUDIO BOOKS

by Karna Small BodmanMany of us are still hunkered down working from home, while others are slowly getting back to their jobs. For those returning, instead of using crowded public transportation, some are driving to work when they can. It turns out that for both the at-home crowd, along with the...

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STAYING CONNECTED

by: Karna Small Bodman During these challenging times when many of us are “locked down” so to speak, we are lucky if we have the companionship of a spouse, a friend and especially a dog! In fact, in what must be “sympathy for our solitary status” our little “Cammy” figured out the best way to...

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WHAT ROGUES ARE READING NOW

by Karna Small Bodman          With most everyone hunkering down at home (when possible) during this challenging time, at least we can read a good book. And with that thought in mind, I asked fellow Rogues what they are reading right now – what books are on the...

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YOU NEVER FAIL UNTIL YOU QUIT

by Karna Small BodmanI’ve always liked that quote in the title. I’ve seen it play out in my own writing life as well as in many others. Before I wrote my first thriller, Checkmate, I wrote two light-hearted novels and collected close to 50 rejections from various agents and editors. Disheartened...

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