Friday, May 19, 2017

Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime


By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran




Well, you know I like nothing better than when our author, Terrie Farley Moran comes to town because she always finds time to talk about the Read ’Em and Eat CafĂ© and Bookstore on glorious Fort Myers Beach, so Bridgy and I get a lot of customers coming in for a glass of sweet tea and a piece of Aunt Ophie’s Buttermilk Pie.

Just last month Terrie visited a dynamic group of writers at the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Sister in Crime. (And yes that is Killer Characters author Cheryl Hollon next to Terrie. Visit her characters here on the 24th of every month.) While I do wish Terrie had spent a little more time talking about us and a little less time talking about her grandchildren, (honestly, I don’t think she can help herself) Bridgy and I listened in and there was a lot of give and take about writing and reading and characters. Well, I can tell you that I love to hear writers talking about characters. After all—we are the ones that make the story come alive, are we not?


So to celebrate this hugely fun visit, we are giving away notepaper with designs that are soooo Gulf Coast. They are from a collection by famous artist Leoma Lovegrove of Matlache. Do you remember when Bridgy and I took the moms there for a visit?



To enter please comment below and tell us anything at all about writing notes. You love to, you hate to, you draw funny pictures—we want to know. Please include your email in this format: yourname (at) your server(dot) com—so the spambots can’t pick it up. 

Comments close at midnight on Sunday May 21st.


49 comments:

  1. I do enjoy taking notes but I also doodle on them.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I love to dodle when at conferences- I do take notes but with doodles on the side or top of paper.
    jcook222(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I have always loved to take notes. Often pages & pages of notes. Occasional doodles, but mostly words. :). And, I always keep my notes!
    barbarakcommunications (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I like vet to take notes and doodle on the side. Maceoindo (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  5. I love writing notes. In fact I send out notes to friends and family who expect me to since it brightens their day and inspires them. Notes are what makes life worthwhile and something special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I have been writing notes, taking notes and enjoying this important and old school pursuit for many years. This pastime is meaningful, and keeps me alert and reminds me of how my life was once upon a time. I will continue to doodle, write notes to many individuals so that they can appreciate the beauty of hand written notes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. My friends joke that I am single handedly keeping the USPO in business. Notes go way beyond the obligatory birthday cards, in fact, I send crosswords to my best friend's 88 year old mother weekly, and then notes to her freshman daughter (I was her elementary school pen pal) every two weeks. Even though I love the quick connect of a text, there's something so wonderful about penning words to the people you really love.
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  8. I love notecards and writing notes but don't do it enough. Unfortunately it's easier to send a text. I also love taking notes and making lists. Taking notes (meeting minutes) was part of my job for many years. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I'm a fierce note taker but doodle as well. Catherinewinslow81@gmail.com

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  10. I enjoy taking notes but really need to remember where I put them! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  11. I love note cards and used to be really good at sending notes to friends; but, as others have commented, seem to find it much easier to communicate via e-mail or instant messaging these days. I have a set of multiple frames and sometimes with beautiful note cards such as these, I'll frame them and hang on the wall so I can enjoy. Easy to switch out and makes great inexpensive artwork. scesjps@yahoo.com

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  12. I always take notes to get myself through a boring meeting (or conference call)! rebarger (at) bellsouth(dot) net

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  13. I don't like taking notes---so I just listen and write down references I might need.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  14. I hate taking notes. I end up with pages of doodles which never help me remember anything. LOL nan-d (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  16. I collect vintage advertising tins. And I have 4 tins filled with cards. I have birthday cards, thank you cards, get well cards, and some just empty cards to write whatever I choose. I have 4 or 5 family members and friends who get cards from me on a regular basis. It is interesting that everyone always comments on the fact that they enjoy getting the mail. I like to remind people that I am thinking of them and I appreciate them. So, yep, notes are important in my life. annettena at yahoo dot com

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  17. I love taking notes when I'm reviewing books or doing a bible study. Thanks for the chsnce.
    jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  18. I love to receive hand written notes and also to send them. It has become a lost art.

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  19. Notes are an important part of my life. You always say 'thank you' when someone does something for you, at the time they do it verbally. I am no longer able to drive. My friends make it a point to include me in their plans and to have someone pick me up if they don't do so themselves. Whomever does this gets a thank you note in the mail a few days later. There are other occasions as well. A special day comes up? They get a note card. I do not get pre-printed cards unless short on time, which is rare. Also. I take notes when watching an educational program, or to remember something at a meeting. Or that I come across on the web that I want to remember Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  20. I'm a note taker & list maker. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I write notes to myself all the time, usually on post it notes, so I remember to do something or pick up something at the store. I'm artistically challenged, so I don't usually doodle.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I write notes to myself all the time, usually on post it notes, so I remember to do something or pick up something at the store. I'm artistically challenged, so I don't usually doodle.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I have to write notes...it puts events into an order and protects me from any senior moments. When I am reading, I write notes to help with my writing expanded review for KRL. I also write notes when I am participating in a beta reader project. For my personal life I write notes on calendars, post-Its, journals, and scraps...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  24. While on our honeymoon, some 25 years ago this June 13, I purchased lots of notecards and stationary from shops in Paris and London. I still have a few left and have enjoyed using them all these years, when writing notes to friends and relatives.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  25. When I'm writing things down, I usually doodle either flowers, smiley faces, or stick figures. I love the prizes. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I love to use different colored pens.

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  27. I have to write notes to myself, unfortunately my memory is not what it used to be. I have little notebooks everywhere. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  28. What fun ! I journal regularly & would love to incorporate the notepaper. The gulf coast inspired notepaper is gorgeous!!!!

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  29. I write myself reminder notes all the time but mostly I write thank you notes to my kids at school for their sweet gifts at Christmas, teacher appreciation week, etc.
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  30. I write notes all the time. Fidget paper is what i call it. LoL
    Lady(dot)janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. My friend and I send notes to each other all the time since we don't have time to visit often njcar22@aol.com

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  32. Oh goodness for every book that i get i write a note.I am the biggest writer as I am disabled and can;t do a smart phone etc so i keep to writing so that my fingers don't all get stiff also i am a huge stamp collector so i enjoy going to the post office . I love the notetcards! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  33. I like writing notes especially when there are lists of books involved.

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  34. I love to write notes just to keep up with folks. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  35. I grew up writing thank u notes and letters to my grandmothers. It's natural for me to write a short letter on paper and put it in a birthday card. I have collected a few old post cards. Love to see what people used to write on them and wonder if any of my notes or cards will be saved for that long. I doubt it though.
    jsomers421 at gmail dot com

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  36. Love to write notes
    Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  37. i am definitely a note taker..i carry a small notepad in my purse, i have a couple in my truck, plus several spirals in my pc backpack, not to mention some scattered throughout my home..lol.as well, i send notes and or postcards to friends and family out of state, who are not on the fb..Have a great day! :) nani_geplcs@yahoo.com

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  38. I love taking notes with a multicolored ink pen based upon the "Dendrite theory" which color coding helps the brain learn and create new dendrites connecting synapses. It is in which the synapses formed, one learns new skills. I was a notetaker in college for deaf students. tokerblom1 @ gmail dot com.

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  39. I am always making lists/notes. My memory is not the greatest and I would forget if I didn't! tmleafs42 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  40. I love to write notes to everyone! The notes are just beautiful. j[dot]marshall730 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  41. I have note pad everywhere. I use different ones for , grocery list, book list, movie list, friend to write or call. I have even written letters on notes pad papers. I buy them whenever I see a different one, which is often, love note pads. Georgia queenvictoria50@ (aol) dot ( com)

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  42. I write lots of notes books coming out, errands, birthdays, I'd forget otherwise. Thank you notes too. Thank you! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  43. A handwritten note is a personal and cherished gift to me. I try to write notes to my older relatives as it is their preferred forms of communication, even over the phone and email. cpfrick1 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  44. I'm a note taker.And I love to doodle will making a list of to-do stuff that naturally never gets done!

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  45. Paula Jacobson
    I have to write notes so I don't forget things. Usually I have to write notes about what I need to do after work. Or what I need to bring home from work. Paula
    jsjacobson(at)prtel(dot)com

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  46. I am a note writer but I don't usually doodle. Just jot 'em down and get 'er done!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I'm not good at notes. I can listen or takes notes, I can't do both. (And, I know you have to listen to take notes but, I don't retain it if I am taking the notes).
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  48. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks to all for participating.

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