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September Book Release by Tara Randel

I’m pleased to announce the release of His Small Town Dream, the third installment of The Golden Matchmakers series. I love writing about these passionate matchmakers who are determined to give true love a chance, even if it is on … Continue reading

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Mini Vacation by Tara Randel

Last time I posted, I told you about the mystery writers conference a friend and I attended. While we had a wonderful time, our long weekend away wasn’t over. We weren’t far from Palm Beach. My friend had wanted us … Continue reading

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Sleuthfest by Tara Randel

At the beginning of July, a writer friend and I went to Sleuthfest, an annual conference put on by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. After the past few years of Zoom meetings, it was so nice to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Our Country by Tara Randel

Happy July 4th! Hope you are enjoying the long weekend. Today I’m grateful to live in a county where I am free. Where I can worship God without fear of reprisal for my beliefs. I believe God has His hand … Continue reading

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Day Trip by Tara Randel

As we do every year, my daughter and I went to EPCOT for the Flower and Garden Festival. We always have a lovely day at the park, strolling around the countries to look at the gardens and the amazing topiary. … Continue reading

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Jeeps On the Beach by Tara Randel

Last weekend my husband and I drove over to Daytona Beach for Jeep Beach 2022. For those who aren’t into Jeeps, I can tell you that the weekend was all things Jeep! We started our day at the Daytona International … Continue reading

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Kids and Their Activities by Tara Randel

Did you notice when your children were growing up, or if they’re involved in sports or hobbies right now, that their interests become our interests? Driving to practices or sporting events, music lessons, after school programs, dance, gymnastics or cheerleading, … Continue reading

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A Spark Of An Idea by Tara Randel

As a fiction author, I get asked all the time, where do you get your ideas? The answer? Everywhere. Some little detail or big picture idea will capture my attention and I have to sit down and figure it out. … Continue reading

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Managing Our Time by Tara Randel

Recently I had deadlines on two different projects overlap. That doesn’t happen very often. I’m always organized and can handle a snafu, but I have to admit, I was a bit overwhelmed. This got me thinking about the way I … Continue reading

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New Year Expectations by Tara Randel

I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas. I enjoyed time with my family, exchanging gifts and eating good food. My husband and I watched a Christmas Eve livestream service with our daughter and let me say, it was one of … Continue reading

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Christmas Book Release by Tara Randel

This year I’m so excited about my first Christmas story with Harlequin Heartwarming, Her Christmastime Family. Love, family, friendships and community are important components in this line of books and what better time than Christmas to bring them all together? … Continue reading

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Are You Ready? by Tara Randel

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of why this is my favorite holiday. I’ve already got the turkey, side dish ingredients and can’t wait to start the pies. I took over cooking for Thanksgiving many years ago and … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Reader Are You? by Tara Randel

So many books, so little time! Long before I started writing, and then became a published author, I was a huge reader. Still am to this day. Some of my fondest memories are of going to the library in our … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Walking by Tara Randel

While it is still pretty hot during the day here in Florida, the humidity has lifted. That has made the mornings quite nice, so I’ve been able to resume my walking in the neighborhood. There is nothing like getting outdoors … Continue reading

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Never Forget by Tara Randel

This weekend I watched many of the ceremonies commemorating the events of September 11, 2001. I think about where I was that day and how the tragedy affected me not only on a personal level, but as an American. I … Continue reading

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