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Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring – Let’s Eat!

You may think Easter sweet treats are all about those chocolate eggs that you hide around the house for the kids to find (or not). But in our family, it’s about Noodle Pudding! This is no mashugana. And it’s notkugel! It’s noodle! Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Talking the Talk and Walking The Walk

Spring is in the air, (hopefully) and so is our desire to get into shape. But instead of thinking seasonally when it comes to your health - think long term. I'm going to give you three bits of advice so that you can be independent for the rest of your life: Move every day. Eat well. Sleep well. At the ripe old age of 82 I have done it all. I lost 50 pounds twenty Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

You know that frustration you feel when your computer is behaving badly but you're so in love, you can't bear to break up with it? Turns out that relationships, including the ones we have with our computers, are very complicated. That's how I'm feeling right now about my Mac Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Celebrate Every Day Like It's Your Birthday

Happy Birthday Tom! Tom is three-quarters of a century old today. WOW! Happy Birthday to my sweetie. Birthdays belong to the owner and are always a time to celebrate. They are a memorial of the past year and a celebration of the coming one. A Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Colorful And Cozy

Baby it's cold outside. Boy is it ever! But Tom and I are all snug as two bugs in a rug with our wood stove and our stack of fresh logs for the fire. The wood will keep our heating costs down and our toes all warm and toasty! While I'm recuperating from foot surgery I am under house arrest as I work on my next book, The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin Read More...



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Gail Ingis | New Year's Resolutions in Reverse

We didn't need to return the champagne. Two sips, done and yum! I'm going to tell you a little secret: I've never ever made a New Year's Resolution. There! The cat's out of the bag. Why? Every positive change I've made in Read More...



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It's Time For Some Scrooge

My angel is all caught up in the holiday spirit. No matter what I say, she insists I take the time to enjoy the tree lights and sing Christmas carols. She even wants me to paint a winter landscape. She reminds me to be kind, patient and generous of spirit. She says, "Remember Scrooge? Of course! Who can forget the miser who turns into a kind and giving soul? Read More...



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Gail Ingis | A Christmas Concert to Remember

On the first December Sunday, December 3, Tom and I took the 90 minute drive up the Palisades, across the Bear Mountain Bridge, around the bending roads and up the hills, to the West Point Cadet Chapel in West Point, NY. West Point is actually the name of the town, the home of the United Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Reaching for your own star

As a kid, my creativity took the form of re-creating. I took clothes apart and remade them into something different. I turned my mother's gown into a dress. Mom was horrified. I also took apart radios and clocks and put them back together. Dad was supportive. I sometimes needed his help. I also began drawing when I was a kid. I drew faces and comic book characters, like Wonder Woman. Everything around me Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Being Thankful

There are some Thanksgivings my husband Tom and I travel to Phoenix, Arizona to visit our grandchildren in the west. This year our Marietta, GA family joined us here in Phoenix. There are eleven of us, five are the kids. We love it, the cousins love getting together, we have fun, lots of laughing and telling stories and, of course, eating out, eating in, and eating on the big day.Thanksgiving is always a special Read More...



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Gail Ingis | A Daring Red Dress and a Dancing Queen

I love to get dressed up and go out on the town. Even, now at my age (I just turned 82 years young!) I love to go out with my husband Tom. Just last weekend we went to a party at the ballroom dance studio where we practice our fox-trot, waltz, salsa and so many more. Our talented instructors, Monika and Henry just celebrated Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Fancy A Cup Of Tea?

Many blue moons ago I had the great pleasure of having High Tea at the Helmsley Palace in New York City. Or so I thought! Much to my surprise, I was mistaken in my assumption that it was called High Tea. In fact, the proper name is: Afternoon Tea. Fascinated with the ritual of "tea time", I explored the history and found that Read More...



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Gail Ingis | White Space is the Write Space

There is something that I am paying attention to as I work on The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin, the first book in The Baldwin Family Series set in New York in the late 1800s. This is something that authors don’t pay that much attention to, unless they are Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Where Heroes and Heroines Fall In Love: Why Setting Is So Important

From Gail’s House Newsie News My new historical romance series called “The Baldwins of Manhattan”, is set in New York City in the late 1800s. Joseph Baldwin, the patriarch is a newspaper publisher who owns six major newspapers in the United States (think William Randolf Hearst). Each book in the series follows the lives and loves of the five Baldwin children – Adam, Allie, Mia, and twins Emma and Ava who live Read More...



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Gail Ingis | How I Met My Heroine’s Mother

From Gail’s House Newsie News Mrs. Clara Baldwin Writing a story is like baking a cake. There are so many layers, each one more yummy than the next. Interior design was also like that for me. For Read More...



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Being Happy: One Lipstick At A Time

I love lipstick! So what else is new? Most women love it. But I want to share with you why I love it. My favorite color is RED. Red lipstick is bold. It tells people – Don’t mess with me, I have a smart mouth Read More...



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Gail Ingis | RWA: Romance And The Kitchen . . . Ants

Romance Writer’s of America does it right. A conference in Orlando with all the magic moments, including a trip to Disney. Have you ever been to a conference that had entertaining and enlightening speakers, topped off with twinkling lights and fireworks from your hotel balcony every night? It was spectacular. Until the invasion of the . . . ants! Not for the light hearted: Read More...



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Gail Ingis | A Brief Encounter with Disney

The 2017 Romance Writer's of America National Conference is here in Disney World at the Swan/Dolphin Hotel. In my careers, I've been to lots of conferences: interior design, architecture, tennis. All were terrific, but this one is the most fun, romance writers have . . . Read the rest... Read More...



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Gail Ingis | What's the importance of pacing?

We are passing on this AutoCrit excellent blog, with permission from Jocelyn, for your perusal. Ever watched a movie that was so packed full of non-stop action it left you feeling breathless? Exhilarated, maybe… but disconnected from the characters – unable to learn much about them amidst the constant stream of explosions, car chases and death-defying peril? Or have you ever read a story where the author droned on Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Me, An Author?

Writing fiction fell upon me through my own devices of dreams and things. After some research online where I found the affair of my 19th century, barely out of her teen years debutante, I thought, I must write this story of love, disappointment and murder. I know, I said to myself, I’ll write a book. After all, I had written a chapter for a history book and been wooed by a Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Blue, By Thunder

I'm so excited you stumbled upon this little corner of the ever changing mystery of writing. The ever eluding story, fiction or nonfiction. I write about all things questionable and what isn't? Little kids fire questions that we all asked at one time or another. Everything is a mystery, beginning with, "Why is the sky blue?" When was the last time you asked that one? Why is the sky blue Read More...



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Author, Blogger, Historian, Writing happily ever after, one book at a time.

The writing bug bit me when I decided to create a copy of Albert Bierstadt’s, “Domes of Yosemite.” What? You were painting and that’s when you wanted to write? What a conundrum. Gail . . . Read more here INDIGO SKY by Read More...



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Gail Ingis | Undetectable Aging

I aced my stress test yesterday. That means I can dance my heart out. That’s not what this post is about. Today's writing addresses the question many have asked, "What do I do for my complexion?" I am not an expert, except I've been taking care of my skin for lots, and lots, and lots of years. It took a long time, but I think I finally figured out how to Read More...



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Gail Ingis | The Agony And The Ecstasy

Pain and pleasure. Entrepreneurs find out the hard way about earning a living. If you have a job, keep it until your dream comes to fruition. For me, I have had both success and failure, (pain and pleasure). My most successful endeavor provided ultimate satisfaction, the founding of my school, Interior Design Institute. I was degreed and well-studied in interior design and architecture, and after research (before social media), I discovered there was Read More...



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