Author Archives: Joyce Ann Brown

About Joyce Ann Brown

Freelance writer retired from a long career as a library media specialist, adventurer, reader, lover of all things spunky. Besides hiking K.C. trails weekly, I currently write for publications and write cozy mysteries. Find Catastrophic Connections and Furtive Investigation on Amazon.

My Funny Friend Flies

Rather than Tweeting or Facebooking or writing a blog, this friend blasts e-mails about her life experiences. Here is her latest “post” about a pre-holiday trip she recently made to visit family in Indiana. Her subject heading was “You had … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery

There are various types of whodunits or crime novels including detective stories, cozy mysteries, suspense novels, and thrillers, each with its own format. Even though most subject indices list them together as “Mystery and Detective Stories” or just “Mysteries,” a … Continue reading

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Loving our Pets

I think more people like cats than don’t. When one of the “does like cats” marries one of the “doesn’t like cats,” it’s likely the couple will have a dog or no pets at all. Here’s a story of one … Continue reading

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Books that Changed my Life: Good, Bad or Otherwise by Carol Wright Crigger

Originally posted on bookbrowsing:
First of all, I think just about every book I’ve ever read changed my life in some way. A pretty broad statement, I know, but as an example, the romance novels (in my teens I read…

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What’s in a Name?

Nicholas Nickleby, Tom Sawyer, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre—people remember those fictional characters’ names because they are also the titles of books. Character’s names from books that were made into movies—James Bond, Jack Ryan, Scarlett O’Hara, Scout—are memorable because we see … Continue reading

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Retirement Can Change Your Life – Or Someone Else’s Life

I found this great retirement story on an author friend’s blog. James Callan is the author of the Father Frank Mysteries. Go to his site to learn more about them. Posted on January 15, 2016 by James Callan Retirement. That … Continue reading

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Spend a Day Blogging for Fun

I’ve been writing a book this summer and promoting the two I’ve already written, Catastrophic Connections and Furtive Investigation. What kind of time did I have to update my blogs? Not much. However, I spent most of today updating my … Continue reading

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