Jamie/ Prague

JAMIE IS AUTISTIC is going to the China Children’s Book Fair  from November 9th to the 11th.  If you know of any friends or colleagues who will be in Shanghai spread the word!!


Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It has had a long, rich history going back to when it was first established in the eighth century and is the historic capital of Bohemia. The city was the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably Charles IV (r. 1346–1378). It was an important city to the Hapsburg Monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  Prague played major roles in the Protestant Reformation and the Thirty Years’ War.

Be sure to tour the palace; it is huge and a great place to visit.  When you tire of theHoly Roman Emp Palace chapels, the infinite number of rooms, and the great furniture  take in the museum of Medieval Armour contained within its  battlements.  Work your way down to the dungeons and marvel at the implements in the torture chamber.

Shown below is a Temple in the old Jewish Quarter. Below and at right  is the Gun Powder Tower, which was  part of the old historic  fortifications some of which still remain.

Contact me via my website joansbookshelf.com or email at writerjr1044@gmail.com if you wish to purchase these or other photos of interesting places I have visited.

Jewish Temple

Gun Powder Tower

Let’s Hear it for Girl Power


The following appeared in Keynotes published by NYC Romance Writers of America- #6

My heroine starts out open to love but guards her heart because of past experiences.  When a chance encounter with her former high school sweetheart goes sour, she vows never to let another man hurt her again.  She really cared for Rocco.  He stepped on her heart by trying to take away her dignity.  When Mark enters her life, she sets the ground rules for their relationship.  as she gains confidence in the work world and sees what her friends are giving up to have a man in their lives, my heroine is resolved to make her career her main priority.  She emerges as a women of substance who will not be taken for granted.