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America Needs Westerns Mike Torreano My latest western, A Score to Settle, was released last year by The Wild Rose Press. It’s set in 1870 New Mexico Territory and unfolds on the notorious Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. My two western mysteries, The Reckoning, and The Renewal, are set about the same timeframe in Colorado. So, are…

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Christmas as a Child Gary Alan Rose Remember when we were little, and thoughts of toys raced through your head; Anticipation held you captive, until you were forced to go to bed. Mysterious and magical, Santa played within your mind; Sleep delayed the Sandman, for the presents you might find. Surely it was sleigh bells…

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The Special Christmas Bows Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt When I lived in Northern Virginia and was driving around the shopping area one morning, I noticed a new craft store had just opened in our vicinity. Just what I needed to create some fine and interesting crafts. Bow Making, floral and wreath design, centerpieces for tables, decorating homes for…

Resident Authors: Sun Lakes Resident Receives Honorable Mentions from Worldwide Book Competition

Sun Lakes resident Dannette Hunnel is the recent recipient of two Honorable Mentions from the 2021 Purple DragonFly Children’s Book Award. The Purple Dragonfly Book Award is a worldwide book competition that was created in 2009 to celebrate the best in children’s books. Her two books and their categories were: Getting To Know Huey – Category:…

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Thanksgiving Thoughts Barbara Schwartz I LOVE Thanksgiving. It’s a really huge shame that it is smothered by Halloween, fall decorations, and Christmas—almost ignored! Having family, friends and food all at the same time. It doesn’t get much better than that. In retrospect, the worst Thanksgiving I ever had was in 1974. Dad passed away in…

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Sun Lakes/Chandler, Ariz., resident Llynne Reed has published her highly anticipated fiction/historical book Alarm Call of the Crow: An American Family During Peace and War. Readsville in Vermont becomes the endearing country homestead for the fictional Barlow family, with roots in Canada and the United States. Four generations intersect with U.S. history: Pearl Harbor; Japanese…

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Do I Dare? Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt Do I dare write? Do I dare write about me, my family, my friends, my husband and my careers? Do I dare write a non-fiction, fiction, autobiography, biography or comedic episodes? All these questions popped into my brain deciding which side of my brain I listen to. I looked…

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If I Had a Magic Wand … Susan Conner I would first want peace in this world and to have this virus gone. There are so many things I would like to do—like win the Powerball (lol)! I would stop hatred, racism, and senseless killings as it has gotten out of hand. I remember my…

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Barbara Schwartz Do you enjoy writing stories, memories, or family histories? Please plan on attending our Sun Lakes writing group. We meet at the Cottonwood Ceramics Room (A-8) each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Please arrive at 12:30 p.m. for easy conversation before we start the meeting at 1 p.m. Each week, we choose two words to write on…