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Spilling the Tea

My sister, Betsy Bean, had a wildly successful advice column. But her column was all about coffee (and probably way too much focus on Irish cream).

with Lucy Leaf

Sure, no one can “matcha” Betsy’s sage advice, but I’m going to give it a try and hopefully add some varie-tea to this column. So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite tea, and let’s solve some problems!

Do Not Disturb. Seriously… Do Not Disturb.

Dear Lucy I am trying to get moving on my first novel, but I can’t seem to get past a brief outline. Either my mind is everywhere else, there are too many interruptions, or I can’t stop scrolling on social media. Do you have any advice for me? Sincerely, too much...

Missing that holiday madness?

Dear Lucy, After months (and months and months) of being in quarantine, the one thing I miss the most is being in a crowded store. Even though being around people gives me hives, there's something about the energy in the air when a hustle of shoppers are all...

Social media scrolls and trolls

Dear Lucy Leaf, I enjoy sitting outside in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee and scrolling through my social media feeds. Along with my favorite cozy author pages, I enjoy a local college newspaper. Lately there’s a mean guy who posts horrible comments on the...

How many tea bags does it take to fill a cup?

Dear Lucy, I am quarantined with my college-age daughter, and she always uses two tea bags instead of one.  I've asked her to please conserve our precious supply, but she keeps “forgetting.” My tea is running out quickly. What should I do? Sincerely, Bubbling Over...

Drive-thru coffee in the time of quarantine.

Dear Lucy, I’ve been feeling very sad recently. I’ve been making myself coffee every morning, but I’m starting to really miss my morning Starbucks trip. There’s just something about someone making coffee for me that’s just so special. What should I do?...
Elizabeth Price visits with Haunted Ends

Elizabeth Price visits with Haunted Ends

Elizabeth Price visits! We're really excited to have Elizabeth Price here with us. Tea is ready and we’ve got some goodies to munch that are hot out of the oven just as Ms. Price seated herself on a comfy chair in our interview room. Hello, Ms. Price! We always have...

Tea and Murder with Terrie Moran

Tea and Murder with Terrie Moran

Author Terrie Moran dropped by ePen for a lovely visit. I baked cookies, brewed tea, and settled in. Hello Terrie! Before we settle down to tea and conversation, I love to ask authors what odd item is on their desk. What would we spy if we were peeking in on you?...

Inside the world of a paranormal romance- and a lamp.

Inside the world of a paranormal romance- and a lamp.

Victoria Larque, author of the paranormal romance, Soul Reaver, visits ePen and talks about creating a consistent world for her characters. I’m so very delighted to have you as a guest, Victoria. Your novel, Soul Reaver, was an absorbing read with great characters in...

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