Lorna K. Duff-Howie

351 Added | 8 Magazines | 254 Likes | 9 Following | 23 Followers | @LornaKDuffHowie | Writer, reader, mother, wife, and more.  On wheels.  I blog at:  https://ginlemonade.wordpress.com

Dandelions and Bees: Why a Flowering Lawn is Healthier For Everyone

A flowering lawn is not something that most people see as being beautiful or positive. When my husband and I had our first child we decided to forgo …

2017 – the stats don’t lie!

<b>“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” Mark Twain</b><p>Thoughts of a Destination Wedding by the Mother of the Bride, was my most read …

Move to self hosted WordPress on Bluehost: 10 Reasons for you to make the shift

Come December and it will be two years since I moved my writing blog to self hosted WordPress on Bluehost.com. Last year, in August, this blog, Diary …

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Have You Signed Up Yet!?

I'm starting to plan My Massive Winter Giveaway... I have space for all authors, bloggers, and small business owners.. Because it's during the …

What Kind Of Blogger Are You? #ThrowbackThursday

I often read some posts in amazement.<p>The time a blogger has taken to write their post, the attention to detail, the sheer beauty of their creation, …


To be opened April 16, 2007

I specifically remember taking this photo. I had a huge crush on the boy next to me and was trying to smile like I didn’t care about being in this …


Weeks Worth of One Word. In Whyme. Again.

I did it again. All the One Word prompts for the week in one little rhyme.<p>Now, honestly, I’m not going to make a thing of this, just Storm Brian was …

From one blogger to another…

On a day where I was frantically busy with work and last minute packing before we were to leave for our Singapore holiday, I unexpectedly received …

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My Favorite Books to Sell Over 20 Years of Owning a Bookstore

There is nothing more interesting than talking to people about books, so owning Books & Co. for 20 years was a dream come true. I adored being a …


Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

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"I just can't take it any more! Where did all the flowers go?" Exasperated by her own flower garden ineptitude, Jena Scarsbury cried out across …

6 Book Boxes With International Shipping - Gin & Lemonade

I love mail that isn’t bills. And bookmail is THE BEST. I look for book subscription services that ship to the UK almost every month.<p>Photo by Chris …

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Read an excerpt from Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's Obsidio

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, best-selling authors of <i>Illuminae</i> and <i>Gemina,</i> will publish <i>Obsidio,</i> the thrilling finale to their trilogy, on March 13, …