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Happy Thanksgivukkah?

By Marilyn Baron This year was the first year in my lifetime—or anybody’s lifetime—that the first day of Hanukkah—The Festival of Lights—fell on Thanksgiving. It’s a phenomenon that won’t happen again in 79,000 years. People have coined the term “Thanksgivukkah,” to commemorate the unlikely convergence of the two holidays.  I remember times when Hanukkah coincided […]

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Don’t Try This At Home

By Marilyn Baron   Unlike Queen Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis (horrible year, in Latin)  in November 1992, four days after Windsor Castle caught fire, 2013 turned out to be an annus mirabilis (wonderful year) for me, especially in terms of creativity and productivity. In addition to launching my Web site (designed by Debbie Kaufman), in […]

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When Your Book Club Picks Your Book

By Marilyn Baron                                 I’m a member of two book clubs—my neighborhood book club and my synagogue Sisterhood Book Club. Last month, based on the recommendation of a member who had enjoyed the book, the Sisterhood selected my romantic thriller/historical, Under […]

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Kill Your Darlings

By Marilyn Baron I’ve heard and read many times the Faulkner quote that, “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” Faulkner was paraphrasing the popular piece of writing advice by British journalist, critic and novelist Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, a Professor of English at Cambridge, who advised his students to “…murder your darlings.” Sounds like […]

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Significant Others: An Early Holiday Gift

By Marilyn Baron I just got an early holiday present. My latest book, Significant Others, a humorous women’s fiction from The Wild Rose Press, which won’t be released in paperback until November 29, 2013, has come out early on Amazon. Here’s the Blurb: For Honey Palladino, the holidays have lost their magic. She is sure […]

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Move Over, James Patterson

By Marilyn Baron It seems like James Patterson cranks out a book a month. Literally, every time I turn around, he is releasing a new book. Now I know he has a franchise going with a variety of authors writing for and with him. And I’m not insinuating anything about his writing. I buy almost […]

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