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The Story behind the Story
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My publisher gave me a challenge...and it sure was a daunting task!  Having transcribed to computer, searched and successfully published two of my deceased mother-in law’s books and several short…Continue

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Internet and Identity Theft
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I have just finished reading and reviewing a book called 'Evil Shadows' and absolutely shocked by this true story.  I think in this day and age of internet use, everyone should be aware of the…Continue

Tags: mumswritings, readers, book

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dee Owen Jun 25.

A New Year for Authors and Readers please help spread the word.
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Interview and Blog Tour with Judith MarshallJanuary 9th – 15thAt http://bookread-mumswritings.blogspot.comContinue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dee Owen Jan 10, 2012.

Those who are 'Too Blessed to be Stressed'

Interview with Debora CotyInterview and Blog TourDecember 6th – 14thAt…Continue

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Started Dec 6, 2011

 

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Dee Owen replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Glad you have it in a good place to enjoy!"
Friday
I. J. Parker replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Thanks.  The picture lives, frameless, in my kitchen. Very appropriate because it's the "Country Wedding", and people are sitting at a long table stuffing themselves.  :)"
Sep 26
Dee Owen replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"I think you are right I.J. In your attitude, not to expect anything. In my experience, I am then happily surprised when something unexpected happens! Sorry that your painting was damaged in such a way."
Sep 25
Dee Owen replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"I think you may leave some interesting bits and pieces and writings your family will be thrilled to read Jeanie. My profile picture comes from my love of cats, love of friendships, love of life!"
Sep 25
I. J. Parker replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Given the fact that nobody in my family reads my books, though they like to tell people I'm a writer, I doubt anybody with open the files. Or read the books. I'm used to it. I painted in my younger years. Once I spent an entire year…"
Sep 25
Jeanie Clemmens replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Interesting that you found some of her inspiration. I often wonder what family will find in my book files when I'm gone. I also wonder what the story is behind your profile picture, Dee."
Sep 25
Dee Owen replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Many thanks I.J.  Its fun!"
Sep 20
I. J. Parker replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Best wishes for the project!"
Sep 19
Dee Owen replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Thank you I.J. I found it fascinating to be able to make the connections. I know that many of the authors I have reviewed and interviewed have a history behind their writing. But my Mother-in-law's life has been a mystery that we have attempted…"
Sep 19
I. J. Parker replied to Dee Owen's discussion The Story behind the Story
"Nice!"
Sep 19
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The Story behind the Story

My publisher gave me a challenge...and it sure was a daunting task!  Having transcribed to computer, searched and successfully published two of my deceased mother-in law’s books and several short stories.  My publisher suggested I write a history about the settings or reasons mum wrote the books.  Well, short of seeking a clairvoyant and asking mum these questions, I racked my brains on a way around this task.  Thank goodness there is Wikipedia.  Knowing mum probably had written the books in…See More
Sep 16
Dee Owen replied to Dee Owen's discussion Internet and Identity Theft
"Glad your bank was on top of things and you took steps to protect yourself. Must be a horrible experience knowing someone is trying to use your identity. Hope all is well now."
Jun 25
Sam King replied to Dee Owen's discussion Internet and Identity Theft
"While I was teaching at university in China someone here in the UK applied for a mortgage in my name.  The bank refused. No idea who it was or what happened to them but I had sent a letter to all my banks etc. closing all accounts and getting…"
Jun 25
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Internet and Identity Theft

I have just finished reading and reviewing a book called 'Evil Shadows' and absolutely shocked by this true story.  I think in this day and age of internet use, everyone should be aware of the potential risks we are taking.  And reading of another persons experience, as sad as it is, may alert us to more caution.  The author, Rick Hallock, shares his trauma but also gives many links and resources to educate and help.  I am providing the authors website link and link to my review. Author…See More
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The Poison Pen by Marjorie Owen is to be published April 30th by Vinspire Publishing  and is now available in ebook Book Readers.Please contact Book…See More
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About Me:
About Me and My Book:
Marjorie Grace Patricia Bridget Owen.

Was born on September 11th 1911 in England and endured the bombardment of World War II. As far as we know, she was born out-of-wedlock with an Irish Lord for a father and a Russian princess as her mother. Although her life before working is somewhat sketchy, her career, as a major London department store clothing buyer, was long and interesting. Members of the Royal family were amongst some of her more famous clients. Marjorie found time to write many short stories and four novels ranging from romance to mystery. She did not attempt to publish any of her writings. We can only surmise that she wrote for the joy and did not wish to seek any recognition or fame.
Marjorie passed away on March 28th 2004, after a very full life, at the age of ninety-three.

Mum had told Mike that she had written a couple of stories and let him read them some years ago. She expressed no interest in having them published at that time. He was never aware of the amount that she had written until she passed away. Mike, being an only child and having no Aunts or Uncles, is the sole heir to Marjorie’s estate. He discovered the box full of Mum’s writings on clearing her flat in England and took them back to the USA. As an avid reader Dee (daughter-in-law) became fascinated with Mum’s stories and books. All her writings were hand written on legal size paper or note books and on both sides of the paper. Dee began reading some of the short stories (there are fifty plus). After reading a few, she was hooked and decided to attempt, the monumental task of transcribing them to computer. Mum’s writing was not the easiest to read, however, Dee had set herself the challenge and was going to follow through. At first, her husband, Mike assisted her with the ‘translation’ of Mum’s hand writing. At times they became frustrated with each other and Mum. After a couple of stories, Dee became an expert, reading Mum’s writing and even improving her own typing skills and speed. As yet, Dee has not completed the task, with a few more stories to go and two novels, after three years of work. Dee decided to see if her opinion about Mum’s writing skills were correct and began submitting several of the short stories for publishing. Several of Mum’s stories were accepted for publishing by online magazines and were published without pay. But exposure is important. A small success spurred Dee to try for bigger things. The first book of Mum’s is to be published in March 2008. “Ladies of Class” by Vintage Romance Publishing. Both Dee and Mike are really happy and hope that the book will be a success and lead to further books and stories being published. Their blog for Mum’s writings is
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
http://bookread-mumswritings.blogspot.com
Books And Authors I Like:
In the book Ladies of Class, Richard Hayward’s promotion and move from the big city life to the sleepy town of Burshill, England, has been shattered. Sir John Bury needs a murder solved. Clues take him from Burshill to California, Paris and London and back in time. As the story progresses the plot thickens. Richard Hayward's reputation as the youngest officer to be promoted to Detective Chief Inspector precedes him. Richard hoped his recent transfer and move to Burshill would allow him a quiet convalescence from a broken leg. But his peace was soon to be shattered by a phone call from Sir John Bury, the Chief Constable.

A murder had been committed that night and Richard's ability to solve crimes, in spite of his unconventional methods, were needed before his duties officially began.
The results of his investigations and travels, in search of clues and answers to the apparently senseless murders are surprising. Several ladies of a particular ‘class’ become part of the inquiry. As the facts begin to unfold, they not only amaze Richard, himself and the community of Burshill, but extends all the way to the top brass of Scotland Yard. In the face of adversity, Richard manages to outwit the criminal and emerges triumphant.

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and other
http://bookread-mumswritings.blogspot.com
Published by:
http://www.vrpublishing.com/coming_soon.html
Available from:
http://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Class-Marjorie-Owen/dp/0979332753/ref=...
or:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Ladies+...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Action, Mystery, Spy, Comedy

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The Poison Pen by Marjorie Owen is to be published April 30th by Vinspire Publishing  and is now available in ebook Book Readers.

Please contact …

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Review of 'Travels in Elysium'

 'Travels in Elysium' a journey into ancient and mystical times.  Intriguing and imaginative.    A read that will elicit all the senses. The story…
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Posted on October 7, 2013 at 10:05pm

Book Review - Swept Up by the Sea

Get ready to set sail on an adventure filled with swashbuckling pirates, true love, and a secret that could kill. Determined to discover his destiny, Percival Taylor…

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Posted on July 14, 2013 at 10:33pm

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