Author Archives: Pat Keelyn

New Beginnings

          I don’t usually make New Year resolutions, because, well, I never follow through on them. However, this year, my niece Christine, who is also a writer, posted that she has created a No Regret List. … Continue reading

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What’s on your eReader this year?

  This was so successful last year during the holidays–I got so  many wonderful suggestions– that I thought we should do it again. Tell me what’s on your eReader for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. I’m always … Continue reading

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

I discovered an excellent new (to me) writer a couple of weeks ago — though I have to admit her name is so familiar, I keep thinking we must have met somewhere in the labyrinth of the writer’s world: a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the entire process, from getting the house ready and cooking a huge meal to the main event of sitting down with family and friends. My family is pretty relaxed about the details — … Continue reading

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Need a Story Title

Help! I  need a title for my short story about Carolina and Richard in Writing Prompt #1.  In November I’m going to post my second story about them, and if I pick your title, I’ll name one of two main … Continue reading

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The Forsyte Saga

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A Piece of Heaven by Barbara O’Neal

Barbara O’Neal (Samuels) is one of my favorite mainstream women’s fiction authors.  So, when I spotted A Piece of Heaven on a BookBub Special, I snapped it up.  Okay . . . big sigh.  I’ve never read a book of … Continue reading

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Guilty (Viewing) Pleasures

This month let’s talk about guilty viewing pleasures. I admit, I have a lot of these – some I’m really afraid to admit own, but if you go first, I might. But, here are two of my favorites. First, I … Continue reading

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Getting out of Texas — for the summer.

Summers in Texas are brutal. The heat index last week was 107. Yikes! It’s a bit cooler this week, but anyone who’s lived here for more than a year knows it will be back in the 100s soon. I figure … Continue reading

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A Melancholy Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about my mom. She passed away over ten years ago, but recently she’s been on my mind a lot. (Maybe it’s my age.) I tell my grandchildren about her and show them pictures. … Continue reading

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