"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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A Pledge of Silence: a survivor’s tale

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 11, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
Having read two books back to back about World War Two pilots and nurses, I found only two similarities: They’re both fiction based on fact and they’re both about women. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg is funny and focuses on one of my pet peeves: how women rarely...

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The Money Bird: funny, yet sensitive

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 8, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
I laughed all through The Money Bird, Sheila Webster Boneham’s second mystery. Her protagonist Janet MacPhail’s dry wit shows up in tongue and cheek comments meant to alleviate the conflict she experiences insisting on her independence, while relishing her closeness to boyfriend Tom. Even...

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Moon Beach Magic: a warning

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 8, 2013 | Leave a comment (1)
You’ll find a bit of everything in Moon Beach Magic by Natasha Alexander (aka North Carolina resident Nancy Gadzuk)—spirited characters (Shirley’s a hoot), a few necessary explosions, and descriptions of mouth-watering pastries that had me searching online for recipes to duplicate. Set along...

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Three complaints with spoken language

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on June 23, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
Language is constantly changing, but I cringed to hear a writer friend say, “She gave the books to her and I.” Too many people are afraid of speaking the pronoun “me,” a legitimate word that deserves to be used correctly—in the above case, as the object of the preposition “to.” Would...

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Women and Wine

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 23, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
The Mother Vine Festival, featuring women authors, artists, musicians and North Carolina Wineries, will run from Feb. 1-16 at Barnhill’s Bookstore, 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem, NC. Every day for those two weeks, except Sunday and Monday when the store is closed, women authors will give...

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Actors take many roles in ‘Cloud Atlas’

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 4, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
The best part of the film “Cloud Atlas” comes after the credits. Viewers patient enough to sit through the entire movie will be shocked to see stills of the different characters each actor portrays. Not only one actor playing persons of different ages, but an Asian playing a red-haired,...

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Drop Dead laughing

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 21, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
You don’t need to be nuts for dogs or manic for mysteries to enjoy Drop Dead on Recall by Sheila Webster Boneham. If you’ve chuckled over a few Stephanie Plum witticisms, you’ll get a kick out of this tale. The book is funny! I laughed three times in the first two paragraphs, even though...

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Women writers museum open in D.C.

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 4, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
The American Women Writers National Museum (AWWNM), whose mission is to honor America’s premier historic and contemporary women writers, opened Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., and has hosted several events I’m sorry to have missed. Among them were “Feral Women & Other Humorous...

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Blonnie Bunn Wyche: Always on my fingertips

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 8, 2012 | Leave a comment (1)
My dear friend, writing partner and mentor Blonnie Bunn Wyche passed away May 2, 2012 in Wilmington, NC. A May 5 memorial service was attended by her family, members of her two critique groups, book sellers, fellow writers, and the many friends she made throughout her 79 years as a teacher and...

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