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Pearle, it’s as if she was meant to be!

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I think I may have told this story a hundred times, but it never gets old, and there’s always someone that hasn’t heard it. It revolves around one of my characters, a tiny beautiful fairy by the name of Pearle that lives in the mushroom patch, which of course, centers around my Mischief series and how she came into existence.

If you’re not familiar with my fairy series, the mischief series, it’s an early reader chapter book series, independent reading level second to fourth grade for both girls and boys. The characters and setting are timeless, purposely written that way, so that kids of all generations can enjoy the stories. There are currently three books, and I’m writing the fourth book right now. The main characters are Lilly, Boris, and Jack. They’re delightful, mischievous at times but in the nicest way, kind, and helpful. I wrote Mischief in…

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Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Life In Riverside

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Riverside is a larger neighborhood in Paterson, New Jersey. Its boarded on three sides by the Passaic River, hence its name. My husband Angelo grew up in Riverside on Fifth Avenue. Everyone in the neighborhood was familiar with the mob’s management style learned from fearful whispers. From the 60s through the 70s the mob was in control of this Italian neighborhood. Like other ‘families’ in other places, in Riverside the mob owned most everything. They owned many types of businesses. Among them oil and textile, dozens of factories that had seen better days, the local lumberyard, a couple of bars and a few restaurants. Even the local laundromat and a whole lot of real estate – many run down houses which crammed the city streets. It was far from an upscale area.

Image result for 196 5th ave paterson nj This is what the house Angelo grew us it looks like today.

Random crime was not done in…

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 43

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 43

Dellani Oakes

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After Sue is arrested, they decide to go after the other half of the nefarious pair who helped Troy, Jame Butcher. Now known as Butch, he works IT for the police department. Jasper lures him to the office with a story about damaging his computer.

“Is there any way to find out about my granddaughter?”

“I’m afraid not. Those records are sealed by the court. I know you’d like to contact the parents, but would it be fair to the baby?”

“I don’t mean to take her away,” Deirdre said. “She’s their daughter, as much as if they’d given her life. But I would like to know her. I understand, though. If there is any way to give them the information, about us. So, if she wants to meet Aiden when she’s older, she…

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 41

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 41

Dellani Oakes

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Deidre is driving Eoin home, and stops by the police station, to drop something with Vanesa.

“We’ve been looking at him, too, but didn’t find anything.” Vanessa pulled sheets of paper from the envelope.

“I found a lot of weird, inconsistent things. But it wasn’t until just now that I put it all together. I was looking for someone high placed, but it’s not.” Deirdre spread the papers, pointing to a particular photo.

“I don’t follow.” Vanessa glanced at the papers, finally noticing a photo. “Oh. Oh, my.” She looked up at Deirdre, dark brown eyes wide. “Just—now.”

“Yes.” She tilted her head. “I saw a familiar face in the office. And I’ve never met that woman before in my life.”

Vanessa caught her lower lip in her teeth. “Not alone.”

“No.” Deirdre shifted…

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 40

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 40

Dellani Oakes

sidetracked resized Cover image from Free Stock Photos: Railroad Track On A Fall Day by Curtis Dean Wilson

Eoin and Deirdre are talking about his life and relationship with Wendy. He tells her he had a twin sister.

“Angelique?”

“Angela. She died when I was four. A horrible accident, because of Mum’s habit. She was passed out on the couch and we got outside. Angela fell in the canal behind our house, and couldn’t get out. She got too close, lost her balance, as toddlers do, and fell in, and drowned. I sat there, screaming and crying while my older sister drowned. Mum didn’t hear the ruckus, slept through it all. A neighbor finally heard me, but it was too late.” Tears he’d thought long shed, threatened to fall. He hadn’t thought about his sister for nearly fifteen years. In a way, little Rowan reminded him of Angela—all big blue eyes and…

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 39

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Sidetracked by Dellani Oakes Part 39

Dellani Oakes

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By random chance, Deirdre jumps to the subject of Fonda, putting both Eoin and Aiden on high alert, though she doesn’t realize it.

“Yes, I believe so, yes,” Eoin replied, shifting uncomfortably in his seat.

“You’re in pain. Corin, Tylenol.”

Her youngest son grabbed the bottle and brought it over with a glass of water.

“Take. I wish you could use more, but I understand. You know what would help?”

“Hemp oil,” Burl said, grabbing it from the cupboard. “Two squirts under your tongue. Great for what ails you.”

“And the rub,” Aiden added, running to the bathroom. He came back with a jar of something. Opening, he held it for Eoin to smell.

“Lush! I want to eat it!” the young Irishman said. “What’s this?”

“It’s a hemp muscle rub. It helps heal…

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Fedelta Book 2: The Devil Wears Prada

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As Amato got lost in his thoughts, Jimmy was secured in chains down a moldy and damp basement.  He had an idea for escape and that included using his belt to pick the lock on his chains.  Squirming around, he managed to unfasten the buckle to the black leather strap.  Just as he had detached the belt from his pants he heard moaning and twitching from the body on the floor.  Was it alive or was that just rigor, Jimmy wondered?  Dead bodies were known to make weird noises as air passed over the windpipe and vocal chords.  He knew this from experience while in his rookie year.  Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth he was assisting with a homicide and a John Doe sat up just as he was trying to tag him.  It scared Jimmy so much that he actually considered quitting.  But that was…

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