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WELCOME to the SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 Issue of THE RRBC PIPELINE MAGAZINE! 

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As much as I love the migratory birds and butterflies of summer, fall is my favorite time of year. Vegetable harvests, beautifully colored leaves, cool evenings snuggled in a blanket outdoors, and lots of apple cider, are a few of the highlights. And, of course, there’s Halloween! Spooky stories, scary movies, costumed travelers and wandering spirits will fill the days and weeks before October 31st, and the Halloween celebrations.

Are you a writer or an author? There is a difference and you’ll get the details when you visit AT HOME WITH HARRIET.  If you’re looking for your next book, don’t miss UNTITLED: THE QUOTES DIARY – “LIFE IN QUOTES” by Nonnie Jules in our INTRODUCING section.

What should you be reading this month? I enjoyed Linda Mims’s new book, “THE LEGEND OF ETHNI LEDOUX:  BOOK 1, THE BEGINNING!” Two excellent short stories were September’s Books of the Month, “2-27-70,” by John Podlaski and “THE GENIUS AND THE KGB,” by Wanda Adams Fischer. I recommend both of them. As always, a varied collection of NEWS YOU CAN USE will also keep you occupied for a while.

ARE YOU FAILING AS AN AUTHOR? The answer might be found in the WRITERS’ CORNER, in a well-presented session that was highlighted at this year’s RRBC WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO!  Yes, we’re sharing the session FREE with all of our readers!  Enjoy!

Good News! RRBC is hosting its’ 4th Annual BOOKS & BUDZ HOLIDAY POP-UP BOOKSHOP again this year, December 2nd – 16th! It’s a great place to find books for yourself, or those voracious readers on your gift-giving list!  The titles being profiled in the pop-up will be categorized by author, genre, and by price, which will make it convenient to hone in on exactly what you’re looking for, while keeping your book-buying budget intact.  And don’t forget, our Author Reading Room will be open, so don’t miss it.  This is always a treat for our visitors!

Lastly, RRBC is made up of mostly writers and authors, so our Club President, Nonnie Jules, believes the only way that writers can continue to grow and get better in the craft of writing, is by writing as much and as often as possible.  So, in this issue, we are introducing our MICRO READ WRITING CONTEST!  Click for all the details and to enter!  To get you to writing even sooner, there is a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize up for grabs!

Until next time, keep reading!

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~Karen Black

Editor-In-Chief
THE PIPELINE MAGAZINE

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That’s all I have for this issue of THE PIPELINE!  I’m so glad you took the time to check it out and I hope that you’ll enjoy each section of the magazine.  If you’re looking for great reads, inspiration, or even awesome blogs and book trailers, you’ll be introduced to some real winners in this issue!  

Join us in November for another jam-packed issue filled with RRBC member-author books, and other news that you can use!  By the way, have you JOINED RRBC?  Why not?  Hurry!  It’s a great time to do so and it’s the best literary community one could belong to!

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A REQUEST:   If you should find a typo or any kind of “hiccup” within the pages of this publication, please don’t hesitate to let our TEAM know.  We’d greatly appreciate it!  RRBCInfo@gmail.com.

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207 comments

  1. Great introduction to the July/August issues of the Pipeline Magazine, Karen! You, Pat, Nonnie, and Harriet put together a wonderfully entertaining and informative publication. Good news is always refreshing, and you all deliver. I appreciate your hard work and great articles! Thank you!

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    • I love the fact that you have written cookbooks, Robbie! Cooking is one of the things I so enjoy doing with my grandchildren (five boys, one girl). One of the youngest ones (three-year-old boy) surprised his mother, my daughter, the other day when they were baking. She was baking something she does from memory. He asked, “Where’s the recipe?” She told me she didn’t even know he knew the word. She said he probably picked it up from me. That’s what mothers and grandmothers do.

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  2. Beautifully said, Karen! I call my mom (and dad) every day. Even if it’s just a short call, it’s important. I’ve read both Handprints and No Pedigree, and I agree with you. They are great reads! I hope everyone picks them up and read them this summer. 🙂

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  3. Love your message, Karen, especially the last encouragement for adult kids to give our parents the gift of our time. Time is a precious commodity, and we cannot know how much we have left. Time together grows love and creates memories. Thank you for your message and for being a part of the dynamic Pipeline team.

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  4. Good Morning,
    I love the last sentence in your message, Partner, the gift of your time. Yes, time is the most precious commodity that anyone can gift to someone. Good Message.
    Shalom aleichem

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  5. I am late to this month’s message. I do hope you will forgive me. My siblings;one [my brother] left us in December and my sister is on her way to meet her maker. Please don’t think this is making excuses,but I was and am so close to both and am having trouble coming to terms with one loss and the awful sickness my sister is suffering now.I look after her as often as I can as she lives nearby.

    I think the piece you have written is lovely and designed to help us all being thankful for what we have in living.I look forward to reading LIFE IS BUT A ROSE GARDEN.Thank you Karen for a splendid story.

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  6. Hi, Karen! After you and Pat have worked hard to gather and get all this information compiled for the magazine, while I’m putting it all together, I don’t get too deep into the articles because I want to come back as a reader and take it all in. I want to take my time reading through it all. I must say, The Editor’s Message is always something I look forward to.

    Thank you for making this feature amazing in each issue!

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  7. HI Karen, thanks for this lovely article. I read the RWISA anthology and enjoyed it very much. There was so much variety and food for thought. I also enjoyed Joy’s lovely tour and visited her new blog last week. Have a lovely new week.

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  8. Great message, Karen! You, Pat, Nonnie, and the team are doing a wonderful job with the Pipeline. I’m happy to see it going to six issues a year. I know how much work goes into this, and you all need time to write your own stories as well. This is another amazing edition! Kudos to you all. 🙂

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  9. Karen, I so look forward to your Editor’s Message in each publication. They soothe me and they excite me at the same time, getting me ready for what I’m going to find between the pages of this awesome magazine!

    Thank you for brightening our days!

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  10. Hi, Karen! I love the new layout for the magazine and that each issue now spans two months. I admire you, Nonnie, Pat, and Harriet for taking on this monumental task along with everything else you do. I ask the Lord to organize your time and energy so that you can accomplish everything you want to get done. Thank you! What an awesome team!

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  11. Hi Karen, this is a lovely post to kick off the new year and thank you for taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief for 2022. I know this sort of endeavor requires time and dedication and I am grateful to Nonnie, you, and the team for all you do. I have a lot of books on my TBR and am trying to get through them. I also have some reviews to write up for books I have already read and I am aiming to get that done asap.

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    • Thank you for your very kind comments, Robbie! I truly enjoy being a part of the PIPELINE team and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the members of RRBC and the PIPELINE readers who have been so gracious with their encouragement.

      As for my TBR list, it is growing more quickly than my read and reviewed list! Best wishes!

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  12. Good morning Karen, what a great note. I enjoyed every speech I heard from Martin Luther King in the 60s and when segments are posted. I always felt his heart led him as well as God, But that’s me. Everyone took his words in their own way. One of my favorite sayings that I recall was his, If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Hype and Handprints I agree were excellent. Genuine Deceit is on my wish list at present. I am still catching up on reading all my winter event purchases. Thank you for pulling it all together. Enjoy all the events through February.

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    • Thank you for the encouraging comments, Rox!

      I agree with your thoughts about Dr. King. He was an incredible leader and those who knew him, or knew of him, will continue to keep his memory alive. We shall “keep moving forward.”

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  13. Karen, I love your holiday message! The holidays are certainly a special time of year, with a unique flavor and feel. When I discovered the power of gratitude, it changed my life! We have so much to be thankful to the Lord for, and as we acknowledge His goodness in our lives, He increases it! Blessings to you in the new year!

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  14. Karen, the holidays are very special. May we get some peace back into our lives and our hearts. It was so kind of you to call out Hot Chocolate. Thank you. Blessings to all.

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  15. I do enjoy October and participating virtually in the USA Halloween celebrations which we don’t have here. I have grabbed one of Charles’ stories to try, I’m a little behind on reading with all the year end school activities and examinations.

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  16. My son is 15, so we don’t trick-or-treat anymore. I’ll leave a bucket of candy outside for the little ones who pass by, though. I’ve read a couple of Charles’ stories, and they are wickedly fun. I hope people pick up a few of his stories. And Linnea’s and Shirley’s stories are great as well. Great message, Karen! 🙂

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  17. Karen, I can’t tell you how much I look forward to your Editor’s Messages each month. #TRUTH! They are just so lovely! Now you have me geared up for those little goblins… yep, I’m just waiting for darkness to fall on October 31 so that I can turn my porch light off! No candy here, Kiddos! (I’m the person who believes Scrooge should have been a Halloween character).

    Hehehehe (my wicked witch laugh)

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  18. I went out on errands today and I saw Halloween decorations up in people’s yards. I had to laugh because some were so over the top but in a good way. This is a community made up of Jews, Arabs, chaldean, black and white diverse populations. Most activities are held in the community center. I stopped doing door-to-door treats years ago.

    This post is so appropriate for Charles Jones and his horror stories.

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  19. Ladies this edition is filled with lots of interesting articles. Thank you for adding in Nowhere But Up. This is a bit of a backstory of two villains who first appeared in The Enigma Source. I look forward to browsing every page.

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  20. Thank you Nonnie, for your heartfelt Mother’s Day message and “Until next time” transfer from your wonderful President’s Messages to Karen’s Editor’s Messages. You’ve assembled some amazing team members! I’ve enjoyed every part of the Pipeline!

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  21. Thank you Mrs. President for your Mother’s Day message.

    Congratulations to the three newest members of the Pipeline team — Karen Black, Pat Garcia, Harriet Hodgson!

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