Thursday, March 3, 2016


The question this week is: “What is your favorite activity when you’re not writing?”

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I have a standing golf “date” which my friend and I have observed for more than a dozen years. In the evenings, I enjoy watching recorded sitcoms like Hogan’s Heroes, MASH, and the Carol Burnett Show, as well as current shows like Blue Bloods and Big Bang Theory. I know—not a Downton Abbey in the bunch.

Richard Mabry

Let's see...come nice weather, I'll be out in my yard cleaning up the dead trees that fell during winter. I also watch TV when I'm too
tired to do much else. I like Blacklist, Elementary, Mysteries with Laura, and Downton Abbey. Sorry, Richard, I'm already mourning the end of the series.

Mary Ellis

When I'm not writing, I enjoy knitting--a new hobby for me. I love to create and so it's hard to not be creating every moment of the day. I often knit while watching television with my family or while listening to audiobooks. I can finish an entire blanket while listening to a James Rollins novel on

Elizabeth Goddard

When I'm not writing or doing work for my small press I spend time
coloring, crocheting or watching television. The shows that I enjoy watching are survivor, The Walking Dead, Mysteries of Laura, The Blacklist. I have a very varied interest in movies and television.

Cynthia Hickey

I love game-night with my family. We've just found the game "Dominion." Too fun! We don't get to do that every week, but close. We also enjoy watching the Avenger genre movies, Hallmark Channel movies (I know. Big extremes there), NASCAR races, and Texas Ranger baseball.

Marji Laine

When I'm not writing, I spend time with our horses, the dogs, and
really enjoy photography.  My husband and I really enjoy traveling, too.

Roxanne Rustand

I love my weekly meetings with our Writers' Circle. We read short samples of our work aloud to each other and offer advice and encouragement. It's a very loving, talented group. We support each other and pray for each other. Also, I love to hang out with my five grandchildren.

E.E. Kennedy

I usually spend my evenings watching TV and doing embroidery. I just recently took it up again after an absence of thirty years. Doing something creative makes me feel as if I’m not wasting my time in front of the television. Favorite shows? Sherlock, Downton Abbey (sorry, Richard!), Dr. Who, Scorpion, NCIS, The Blacklist, The Middle, Castle, The Grinder, and Elementary. However, my favorite thing is spending time with my son, my dil, and my incredible grandson, Aidan. Norman and I also love KU and WSU basketball. In fact, one night, after Norman got home from work (he works late), I got up and we watched WSU play while we ate pizza! It was around two o’clock in the morning! LOL! (I kept waiting for my mother to tell me I was being bad!) It was a blast. 

Nancy Mehl


  1. Has any of your vacation spots every made it into your books?

  2. High five to you ladies that do needlework. I love to crochet when I'm not reading. Of course I'm reading 75 % of the time!

  3. I'd love to know if you have a go to snack that you have to have while you're writing and/or a favorite drink?

  4. Some similar activities and yet some very different ones. I only watch TV o for two hours on Tuesday night. When I am I have be sitting there cross-stitching. (I can't just sit there and do nothing.) then I'm usually reading, reading,reading, making cards or scrapbooking!

  5. My question is, how do you bring your faith into your books...any favorite themes (forgiveness, reconciliation, new believer, etc?) I hope this makes sense :-)
    I love a good book, but I love being encouraged through the characters & how faith plays a part in their lives. I'm often reminded of how God works in me that way!

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