#THUMBSUP February 18 is Thumb Appreciation Day. And I’m celebrating because now I know. There are many things in life we take for granted, that is until they’re gone…or the use of it anyway. And so it is with my thumb(s). Today we celebrate—and show a little appreciation for—the thumb, which is considered to be…

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  As you may or may not know, another great author has passed away. On the Friday evening, March 4, 2016, New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Unlike many authors who hit the big time by having several of his novels turned into movies, Pat never forgot his…

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  The title of this blog might sound like science fiction, but I assure you it isn’t. Rather it’s a voyage back in time; my father’s time…and he took me along for the ride and what I saw was a glimpse at what his life was like growing up in La Grange, Georgia during the…

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LOVE IS MURDER, edited by Sandra Brown, is the latest showcase from the tremendous talent of the members of International Thriller Writers: from Lee Child and Heather Graham, to Allison Brennan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, the stories in this anthology will appeal to any thriller reader. LOVE IS MURDER is so important to International Thriller Writers because…

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Last Monday, November 14, 2011, I went to Andersonville National Historic Site, which includes the National Prisoner of War museum, the prison site, and National Cemetery…a trip I highly recommend for everyone. What started as a research trip for my 3rd novel turned into so much more—a memory I’ll never forget. Our timing was perfect,…

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August 20, 2011 08:00:00 AM By CHARLES BARRETT LYNN HAVEN It gets a little aggravating to be constantly bombarded by the media with accusations and innuendos that the elder population is greedy and is intentionally ruining the future for the younger generations. Apparently those critics aren’t acknowledging that participation was not optional in those programs which…

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As most of you know, and for those of you who don’t, I am a proud graduate of Auburn University. Notice I said ‘proud,’ not obnoxious. I mean after all, the last “official” national championship title was the year I was born. Please don’t make me say it…okay, fine…1957. There, you happy? Save the debate…

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It was time to toss out the old and bring in the new. Speaking of my website, of course. I think you’ll like the new look…I know I sure do. AuthorBytes has done an outstanding job. Please take the time to explore the site, recommend it to your friends, and while you’re there, sign up…

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