Let’s Talk with Maggie Toussaint

Special Occasions By Maggie Toussaint As a December birthday, I spent my entire childhood wishing my birthday was in the summer like my brother and sister’s. For one thing, they didn’t get shorted on presents because “Christmas is coming soon.” They got to go swimming and eat watermelon at their June birthday parties. I did […]

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Ripped from the headlines by Maggie Toussaint Usually when you think of stories ripped from the headlines of newspapers, you think of lurid crimes, of things that could never happen in your town or to your family. I was searching for an idea for a novella and I kept coming back to something that happened […]

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Spring flowers

Let’s Talk about Spring

Our Spring Collection by Karla Brandenburg, Nancy J Cohen, James M Jackson, Terry Odell, Maggie Toussaint, and Tina Whittle Everyone’s heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” and for me, that phrase is synonymous with spring. I’m sure many places in the US and the world still have traditional seasons, but here in the […]

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Pets in mysteries By Maggie Toussaint Dog lovers and cat lovers vie for supremacy. Each group thinks their pets are cuter, smarter, and more entertaining. I’ve been owned by both dogs and cats, and I must confess I’m more of a dog person. For that reason, I have dogs in just about every book I write. […]

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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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Four holiday survival tips By Maggie Toussaint From the belly-pleasing feast at Thanksgiving to ringing in the New Year, the holiday season is a fast-paced romp of calendar-filling must-dos. It’s easy to feel harried with extra demands on an already full schedule, but fear not, I have cobbled together four stress beating tips to help […]

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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 with Maggie Toussaint

Fall into Everything By Maggie Toussaint We’re in the season of Fall, but did you know that “season” is not one of the definitions most dictionaries list for the word fall? As a verb, fall has 4 definitions listed in the Oxford Dictionary: 1) to move downward at a rapid rate, often uncontrolled. 2) lose […]

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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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