Trilogy is complete!

We are thrilled to announce the “What She Knew” trilogy is complete! Yippee!

After so many years of working on our labor of love, we have completed our final novel in the trilogy, “Brightest Dawn” and they are now all available for your reading enjoyment.  Book one is “Fateful Night” and the second book is “Darkest Day”.


Fun things are happening for us! We’ve been invited to a book festival, we’re going to have speaking engagements and we’re doing a few interviews.  We’ve finished a couple of podcasts, which are in editing, and will be released soon.

They are all available in eBook or print form.  We are working on recording them in audio but that will be a few miles down the road yet.

We also have a new Facebook page

Please check out our website for all of the latest greatest happenings as well as dates and times What She Knew website

Stay tuned for all the exciting updates and events! We’re working on a series right now for TV.





Marilyn Monroe — a New Book

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Writers Write Daily

candle in the windLike a candle in the wind is the way Elton John sings about Marilyn Monroe. We are lucky this week to have two authors who’ve written a book about Marilyn.

First a word about our authors:authors

K.R. Hughes

Hughes is an English major from Amarillo, Texas. She now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. They are currently working on the sequel to “What She Knew,” the fast paced novel that finishes telling the story.

Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English. Her passion is for at-risk teens. She volunteers to help teens realize their potential and find their passion. Hughes has two grown children, Justin and Kayti, and two four legged girls, MayZee and Ruthie.

Find other works by this author in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee, “Treasured Love” is a fun romp written in Regency England in…

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Please Welcome Siggy Buckley!

Hi all!!

We have some wonderful news today.  A good friend of ours, Siggy Buckley, has a new book out.  Take a few minutes to read about her and this 5 star rated book.


Siggy Buckley

Educated in Germany with a Master’s Degree in English, Siggy Buckley lived in Ireland for over 15 years, first teaching at the University of Limerick as an adjunct professor, while building up an organic farm. She later ran her own businesses in Dublin before coming to the USA in 2003. In 2005, Siggy married an American and pursued her life-long dream of writing.

About the book:

A wheelbarrow, a cable drum, gardening tools, and a pickaxe are unusual items on a wedding registry. They are what Mac and Siggy, a German professional couple, need to fulfill their dream of organic gardening. When Chernobyl blows up a few years later, they are scared enough to undertake fundamental changes in the lives of their young family to seek a simpler and healthier lifestyle in an unspoiled country.

They buy a farm in Tipperary, Ireland. They give up their jobs, friends and home to raise their children in an unpolluted environment. Although Siggy shares her husband’s environmental convictions, she would prefer a warmer climate, maybe an olive farm in Tuscany.

A period of intense learning and acquiring new skills follows: how to raise chickens, pluck geese, breed cattle and sheep, and how to grow all kinds of vegetables. Soon they find out that farming means a never ending workload. They almost kill themselves ─and each other─ to produce healthy food.

I Once Had a Farm in Ireland not only gives advice for budding organic gardeners but it is also the story of a woman who sacrifices her own ideals for the sake of her family until she discovers her own dreams.

Siggy book

I Once had a Farm in Ireland:

Living the Organic Lifestyle

Author: Siggy Buckley

Cover: Tayyana Bano

Genre: Memoir

Ebook $2.99

Paper Back List price: $12.80

Available from Amazon:


As the descendant of central Virginia agricultural families, I relate to the candor of Siggy Buckley’s words – “For almost ten years, we nearly killed ourselves — and each other! — producing healthy food.” Buckley’s book I Once Had a Farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle is a ‘must read’ for any one who considers or views modern day homesteading as idyllic. For, enabling an organic life-style as Siggy found, can be an all consuming life altering experience. —- Sylvia Hoehns Wright, an eco-advocate, challenges all to ‘Move from eco-weak to eco-chic – green life’s garden, one scoop at a time!”

Sylvia Hoehns Wright is a nationally recognized eco-advocate, contributing writer and communications specialist; in her spare time  she is a passionate historian and member of the American League of Pen Women.( To learn more about Wright’s eco-legacy: Wright’s eco advocacy, visit web site

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Siggy Buckley has appeared several times on local NPR with Melissa Ross’ First Coast Connect and On First Coast Living (Local TV – NBC) and had numerous interviews on blog talk radio. Her experience as a former Irish matchmaker makes her a welcome guest for local paper interviews. She also wrote articles for and

Publication History


Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker

Next Time Lucky: How to Find Your Mr. Right

I Once Had a Farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle

Short Stories:

There’s no Going Back: A short story

Mother Knows Best

Book Trailer for “I Once Had a Farm In Ireland”

Thanks for joining us today and be sure to check out all of Siggy’s books!!


K.R. and T.L.

Who Was Marilyn’s Father?

James and Norma Jeanne

Hi all!

It’s so sad to us that Marilyn never got the love and family she so desperately wanted. To be bounced around from place to place is no life for a child. No wonder she tried so hard as an adult to fill that void. She even married at sixteen so she wouldn’t have to go back to the orphanage. So sad.

Here’s an article on who is believed to be her real father.

Though her childhood was far from ideal, she grew into a strong woman. One filled with determination and courage. Always on the lookout for the underdog and how she could help them. All because she knew all to well what it felt like.


K.R. and T.L.

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CIA Agent Claims He Assassinated Marilyn Monroe


Hi all!

Check out this latest bit of news.

It’s said that fiction reveals the truth that reality obscures. We have been told many times that our story proves it by so honestly recounting the killings of Monroe and Kennedy in the form of fiction, and so realistically portraying the killers, that the novel’s authenticity strikes true.

Check out books 1 and 2 for yourself.  Here are the links:

 Fateful Night

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Darkest Day

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K.R. and T.L.

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Poetry – Marilyn Style Continues!


Hi again!

We hope your weekend was wonderful.  We’ve been busy ourselves.  Lots of family stuff, friends, trips and the ever popular, chores.  With Spring in full bloom, we’ve been cleaning out, organizing and giving away ‘stuff’ that we no longer need.  What about you?  Have you been bit with the spring bug to purge, clean and organize?

Well, with all that said, we wanted to share another few poems from Marilyn.  These are fun, and reveal a deepness in her that few knew.  Enjoy!!


Don’t cry my doll

Don’t cry

I hold you and rock you to sleep

Hush hush

I’m pretending now

I’m not your mother who died.

MM Cript


I am of both your directions

Existing more with the cold frost

Strong as a cobweb in the wind

Hanging downward the most

Somehow remaining

those beaded rays have the colours

I’ve seen in paintings-ah life

they have cheated you

thinner than a cobweb’s thread

sheerer than any-

but it did attach itself

and held fast in strong winds

and singed by the leaping hot fires

life-of which at singular times

I am both of your directions-

somehow I remain hanging downward

the most

as both of your directions pull me.

It’s amazing to us how much sadness was in this woman who was so ‘loved’ by the public. It goes to show that we really don’t know the people around us, even the people we are closest too. So, for this next week, take time. Take time to notice the ‘Marilyn’s’ in your life and show them kindness and tell them how much you appreciate and love them.


K.R. and T.L.

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Poetry – Marilyn Style!


Hi all!!

We hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend with family and friends and found many spots of joy to revel in.  Here’s another poem by our heroin, Marilyn Monroe, for you to enjoy. 🙂

Marilyn reading

From time to time

I make it rhyme

but don’t hold that kind

of thing



Oh well, what the hell,

so it won’t sell.

What I want to tell-

is what’s on my mind:

‘taint Dishes,

‘taint Wishes,

it’s thoughts

flinging by

before I die-

and to think

in ink.


K.R. and T.L.

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Poetry – Marilyn Style!

USA. New York. Long Island. US actress Marilyn MONROE. 1955.

Hi all!

Thought we’d give you a treat today.  Some poetry by Marilyn Monroe herself.  We plan on doing this off and on for a few weeks.  Enjoy!!


I left my home of green rough wood,

A blue velvet couch.

I dream till now

A shiny dark bush

Just left of the door.

Down the walk

Clickity clack

As my doll in her carriage

Went over the cracks-

“We’ll go far away.”

Doll carriage


K.R. and T.L.

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Amazing Stories

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Dianne Gardner

Hi all!

Our good friend Dianne Gardner wrote a wonderful article for Amazing Stories about judging books.  As a reader, what’s important to you?  Are you really worried about a misplaced coma or a tiny misspelling?  Probably not if you are hooked heart and soul into the story.  Ok, so as not to spoil the point of this article, read what Dianne has to say:


Some of Dianne’s latest works

You can find all about Dianne, and see some of her amazing artwork on her website:

Happy reading everyone!!

K.R. and T.L.

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Broken Crayons Still Colour

Some beautiful words of wisdom from my dear friend Denise!

Denise Kennedy❀

Broken Crayons Still Colour



by Denise Kennedy

For the past few days this phrase has rolled in and out of my thoughts…a lot.

And every time it hushes me into contemplation.

So today, surrounded by lemons and cough bottle, the morning sun beaming through my window, and a softly flickering fire in my hearth, I write to you…to speak softly yet directly to your heart.

I could write lots on this four-worded title, quite easily and elaborately, indeed until the cows come home…but that is not entirely what my intentions are; instead I want to share something of a gem with you that will shine hope and inspiration, and determination into that backbone of yours.

When I ponder over the word broken it brings to mind many images. A person can feel broken from disappointment, unemployment, divorce, loss, disillusionment, sadness or grief.  A season…

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