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Northbrook, Illinois USA
About Me:
I was born in Poland, lived in Israel, France, and South Africa. I have taken my love of travel, art and writing, came up with a plot, actually finished a manuscript, and sold it to Echelon Press. A Hotel in Paris is coming out June 2008.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
To name a few, Anne Perry, Dorothy Sayers, Elizabeth Peters, Jane Austen, Balzac, Oscar Wilde, and so on...there are so many great books out there.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The pseudo science CSI's, the psuedo-according to my daughter the scientist, some have become so graphic I stopped watching them.
Love the AE productions, British productions and travel shows. Not much of a movie goer.

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Amy Alessio and Hearts & Daggers by Margot Justes

I'd like to introduce Amy Alessio, my partner in crime, or Hearts & Daggers, three novellas celebrating Valentine's Day.

Amy is an outstanding YA librarian, an author, a collector of vintage cookbooks, and Amy offers very successful cooking & cookbook programs to Libraries-successful as in room filled to capacity-successful. Did I forget to mention that Amy is a wife and mother? I have no idea how she does it, maybe some of her energy I'd like to introduce my partner in crime…


Posted on January 29, 2012 at 2:06am

Censorship by Margot Justes


With age comes wisdom and tolerance, at least that is what they say, whoever they are.

Well, I find my intolerance for censorship is growing, not diminishing with age.


We accept the most brutal, disgusting and gory displays of our bodies in books, games and television, the more horrific the better, yet a look at a nude picture or painting puts us in a tizzy. Why?


We all come in different shapes and sizes, and we are all beautiful in our own…


Posted on January 8, 2012 at 3:35am — 1 Comment

A Visit to the Vatican by Margot Justes

I booked a tour to the Vatican, for my next visit I will buy

tickets ahead of time and go on my own. Spend time at my leisure and not worry about


We had 10 minutes in the Sistine Chapel, that was just about

enough time to walk across the rectangular Chapel, try not to bump anyone in

the process and barely see the ceiling, much less the walls.

That being said, the Chapel is stunning. As I looked up at

the magnificent ceiling I wondered how Michelangelo…


Posted on November 20, 2011 at 2:23am

Operation Paperback by Margot Justes

I’ve mentioned Operation Paperback before.

To use their words, “Operation Paperback is a non-profit

organization that collects gently used books nationwide and sends them to

American troops deployed overseas.” Since 1999, the organization shipped over

1.3 million books to our soldiers.

We collect books at work and to date have shipped 1,026

books. We accept donations from our employees and a few libraries have given us

their ‘withdrawals’.

I love…


Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:11am

Being A tourist by Margot Justes

I often wonder how most people tour a big foreign city. How do they prepare? Is everything left to the tour company, with that extra half day on their own? Or do tourists venture out on their own?


I'll be in Rome in four months and have already selected specific sites I do not want to miss. I've visited Rome but it was many, many years ago and I want a refresher course.


I've selected three walking tours, my favorite way to see a city and not get lost.  A map…


Posted on June 12, 2011 at 3:34am

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At 6:27am on August 1, 2010, Richard Godwin said…
Great blog post Margot. Any advice?
At 9:02am on June 9, 2010, Richard Godwin said…
Hi Margot and thank you for accepting and for your comment. Best,
At 12:11am on February 26, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hello Margot,

Glad you like my book covers, a lot of hard work went into them. They were almost all designed by a good friend of mine who 'sees' my book in his designs. 'A Horel in Paris' sounds a fascinating title. The main exception is 'A Stud yin Red' which had it's cover desgned by the publishers.

At 10:17am on January 20, 2008, Debbi Mack said…

You're so right about the importance of personal, face-to-face marketing. Never miss an opportunity to flog your book!

At 2:47pm on January 7, 2008, Regina Williams said…
Thanks for the invite. Good luck with your new book.
At 1:19pm on January 7, 2008, Debbi Mack said…
Hi Margot,

Congrats on getting your first novel published! Good luck and have fun promoting it, 'cause you'll be doing a whole lotta that now.
At 7:59am on January 7, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Margot,

Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you.

At 7:58am on January 7, 2008, Margot Justes said…
I value both as well...a match made in cyberspace.
At 7:28am on January 7, 2008, len howlett said…
Thank you, Margot, for your kind attention. I will endeavor to be worthy of it. Seriously, I need connection with like minded spirits who value stories and those who tell them. Again, thanks.
At 6:09am on December 29, 2007, Margot Justes said…
I can't wait for the release. There is an anthology currently available Heat of the Moment-I introduce the character in the short story. All royalties from the anthology go to the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County-to help the fire victims. It was an awesome project.

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