Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Would You Rather Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Or Groundhog Day?

The James Bond date night was such a success, that Hubby ran to the gift box on February first to retrieve his gift. For February, I could have gone with a romantic date and not been out of line.  There are a huge number of romantic comedies out there, and we have our favorites.  But […]

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No Mr. Bond, I Expect You To Dine!

My husband is one of those guys who is picky, discerning (whenever I point this out, he always points out that he married me, so being choosy isn’t a bad thing).  So Christmas is always a nightmare challenging.  What do you get for someone who is very selective in his wants, and could pretty much buy […]

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Yes Virginia, Santa Was a Real Dude

Everyone knows who Santa is, right? Fat dude in a red suit that lives at the North Pole and goes Ho, Ho, Ho! Right? Er . . . maybe not. The Santa that everyone thinks they know is based on a real person. And that person might just have gone on his own naughty list. […]

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Oh Look: Christmas Li-HULK SMASH!

So about three weeks ago, hubby and I went to a bonfire.  On the way home we drove past a house with georgeous Christmas lights. Me:Really?  We haven’t even gone Trick-or-treat yet! Hubby: I think you may have some unreasonable rage about this. Me: TRACY SMASH! Hubby: You see? That right there is what I’m […]

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Santa’s Creepy Little Spy

This sounds like the premise of a horror movie: It watches you when you sleep, and reports back to it’s superiors.  It has a creepy little manequin head, and people aren’t supposed to touch it.  It never moves when you are watching it, but every morning, it’s in a different position. I’m not talking about […]

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It’s the Christmas 2013 Editon of the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow

As I post this, my computer is dying and my husband is trying to get me off of it so that he can back up his files before the disk crashes for good.  The podcast hasn’t been field tested, so hopefully it’s all good.  If not, I’ll fix it tomorrow. Here is the Christmas Episode […]

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Holiday Traditions & the Writer – Guest Blog from Vonnie Winslow Crist

While writers sing holiday tunes, sip eggnog, and enjoy getting together with family and friends like everyone else – they’re also itching to write. But grabbing enough time to sit down at a desk and write is almost impossible during late December and early January. One solution is to jot down notes about holiday traditions […]

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Guest Blog — Creative Sparks in the Dark of Winter with Sandra Saidak

For me, the Winter Holidays seem to be an especially good time to gather story ideas. It may not be the best time to write—even as a public school teacher with a nice two week vacation, my writing time usually gets swallowed up by shopping, wrapping, cooking and long drives to be with friends and […]

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Capturing Christmas–The Writer’s Gift

Today’s guest blog is by S. A.  Bolich. Her first novel, Firedancer, came out in 2011 from Sky Warrior Books. As a writer and as a person, I love Christmas, not just because of the crackling excitement that surrounds the season, but because of the deeper magic that comes from the celebration itself. It’s magic […]

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Karina Fabian: Christmas Spirits

Through the month of December I am opening up my Tuesday Author Spotlight to guest bloggers. Some of the guests will be posting helpful holiday tips on how to keep writing, manage stress and juggle family obligations through the Holidays. Today’s post is by Karina Fabian.  Karina is the author of the books Mind over […]

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