MYSTERY Novel of the Day: DOC’S CODICIL, by Gary F. Jones

6 Jun

Novel Writing Festival


ACTORTitle: Doc’s Codicil

Written by: Gary F Jones

Type: Novel

Genre: Comic Mystery, Family

Logline: When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will – “Take Doofus squirrel-fishing” – and they can only do that by talking to Doc’s friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, and searching through Doc’s correspondence.

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Book tour & giveaway – Doc’s Codicil by Gary F. Jones

18 Nov

Welcome to Gary F. Jones w/ #mystery #book ‘Doc’s Codicil’ @Sedentatus @GoddessFish

11 Nov

Casey's Corner


Today we have author Gary F. Jones visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?

* According to Gary Jones, his life has been a testament to questionable decisions and wishful thinking. His wife of forty years, however, says she knows of nothing in the record to justify such unfettered optimism. Jones says the book is a work of fiction; that’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.
* He’s part of the last generation of rural veterinarians who worked with cows that had names and personalities, and with dairymen who worked in the barn with their families. He’s also one of those baby boomers, crusty codgers who are writing their wills and grousing about kids who can be damned condescending at times.
* Gary practiced bovine medicine in rural Wisconsin for nineteen years. He then returned to graduate school at the University of Minnesota, earned a…

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Getting Cozy with a Book for the Holidays

22 Dec

Children, especially, should have a pile of seasonal books to read.

BQB Publishing

A few extra days off work. A few meals with the extended family. A few extra moments of snuggle time on the couch with my kiddos. If I were Julie Andrews, I would belt, “These are a few of my favorite things.” Unfortunately I don’t have a voice like hers.

What I do have is a plethora of beautiful Christmas Books. We keep them in a box and only pull them out for the holidays. Somewhere between the boxes of ornaments and the Chevy Chase-style tangle of lights, we rediscover this box every year and dive in. Stories of all sorts entertain us with their snowy wonderland pictures: Silver Spurs the Tiny Elf, Baby Jesus, Rudolph and Frosty are all included. Some belonged to my parents when they were children and have wonderful calligraphy scripted salutations in them, “To Marion, Christmas 1934, Love Aunt Jeanne.”

This is a box of…

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How the Internet got started

12 Oct

A friend sent this–very educational.

Quotes On Politics

10 Oct

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx
“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” Alexander Hamilton
“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” Aesop
“He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.” Napoleon Bonaparte



22 Sep

“It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.” John Maynard, Lord Keynes

Exquisitely precise measurements may often be useless if only large differences are important, and just because we can measure something to many decimal points doesn’t always imply accuracy or importance.

Something good to remember when interpreting political polls more than a year before the election.