Happy Holidays from All of Us

We’re so happy to have friends and fans join us here at Booklover’s Bench, where readers are winners, and we hope you’ll continue that tradition in the New Year. We’ve shared some holiday memories and traditions below to help put you in a holiday mood. Be sure and join us next year for more fun with the Booklover’s […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

Juggling Holiday Busyness by Karla Brandenburg The most wonderful time of the year. That’s what the song says, but if you’re like me, the number of command performance increases. Visits to family. Family visiting you. Office parties. Shopping for gifts. Baking of goodies. Christmas cards (does anyone do Christmas cards anymore?) All, in and of […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

In the spirit of Halloween… some “spooktacular” research By Karla Brandenburg Congratulations Terri Rinko. Check your email to get your ARC copy! Years ago, I did a cemetery walk as I was researching a novel. My first goal was to collect new character names by reading headstones. My second goal was to “feel” the atmosphere. […]

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Let’s Talk about Halloween

Happy Halloween Memories All of us have gathered to share a memory of Halloween, and we hope you’ll also share one of yours in the comments section for a chance to win our custom tote bag. My husband is a bored aerospace engineer, so our Halloween season begins in August. He begins scouring the yard […]

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Let’s Talk About School Memories

Back to School Memories Memories plus a giveaway! What could be better? Sit back and enjoy our recollections, and then be sure to chime in to tell us yours. I went to elementary school in the 50s. Back in the day, the school system provided all supplies. You were allowed to bring your own crayons […]

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Let’s Talk about Summer

Summer Food I know summer is here when the strawberries bloom! As a kid, we used to visit the farm where my mom grew up and go strawberry picking. We came home with quarts and quarts of strawberries that turned into delicious strawberry freezer jam and strawberry topping and strawberry shortcake. Once I had a […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

That Scent by Karla Brandenburg Is anybody watching the Outlander series, based on the books by Diana Gabaldon? When I first started reading those books, I was enthralled. I started out of order, with the second book, and was so caught up that I went back to read the first one. And then the third. […]

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Let’s Talk with Karla Brandenburg

Turning Points and Aha Moments By Karla Brandenburg There were a series of insurance company commercials not long ago with people talking about their Aha moments, the turning points in their lives that changed the way they do or see things. For me, I’ve been writing stories all my life, from the time I was […]

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