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NOTE: New columns will be posted on FMAM on the first day of each month. Columns will be kept on the website for one year.

1 /July/ 2017

Writing from a Woman’s POV (when you’re a guy)

“I wrote ten LeGarde Mysteries and three Green Marble Mysteries from a guy’s point of view.

It was easy, really. Because both Gus LeGarde and Sam Moore share many qualities with me. Sure, they have their own personalities and possess unique strengths and weaknesses, but I didn’t have to stretch to imagine Gus’s passion for Camille, or Sam Moore’s sensual memories about his wife in the early years before she got MS. It was easy to picture these charming women characters. Longing for them came naturally, and I pretty much used the feelings I’ve had all my life for my wife, Dale, who happens to have resembled these ladies at various points in her life. ...” More »


1 /May/ 2017

We say fond goodbye to Mary O'Gara and her STARFIRE column. Mary has decided to retire from astrology and focus on her writing and coaching. Mary had planned to finish in June but due to illness she is unable to complete her last columns. I'm sure that along with us at FMAM, all of Mary's followers will be sending prayers for a speedy recovery.

Mary...we wish you the best of luck and continued success wherever you may find yourself.

FMAM's Management and Staff

What They Say

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.”
― William S. Burroughs


Mary O’Gara, Ph.D., CVACC.

Mary O'Gara

Mary O’Gara is a financial astrologer and certified life/creativity coach who work with writers, artists and small business owners. Location and relocation questions are an important part of her work with small businesses. She lives in Albuquerque, NM, and consults internationally by phone and teleconference.


Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.

Contact Aaron at aaron(dot)lazar(at)


by Aaron Paul Lazar, author of the LeGarde Mystery Series.










Illustration © 2006 GinELF


July 2017 - Writing from a Woman’s POV (when you’re a guy)
June 2017 - Coping Skills for Writers in Hard Times
May 2017 - Writing Love Scenes
April 2017 - How to Convert Your Properly Formatted WORD document into eBook Formats
March 2017 - Thanks, Downton Abbey, for Making Me a Murderer
February 2017 - Audiobooks — how to get your novels into ACX, part II
January 2017 - What Scares You?
December 2016 - The Dreaded Synopsis
November - Writing From The Heart
October 2016 - How to Help Budding Authors (without killing their spirits)
September 2016 - Audiobookshow to get your novels into ACX, part I
August 2016 - Practical Advice for Writers

Starfire - Astrology
by Dr. Mary O'Gara, a writer and spiritual life coach from New Mexico







Illustration © 2007 A.M. Scott


March 2017 - FINAL COLUMN - When Life Gets Chaotic....
February 2017 - Behind the Scenes: The Presidency without Politics
January 2017 - 2017: New Year with Old Baggage
December 2016 - It’s the Not-So-Stupid Economy
November 2016 - Finding the Elusive Small Business Chart
October 2016 - An Election Too Close to Call?
September 2016 - Saturn’s Final Square to Neptune
August 2016 - Yikes!  I’m Alone with My Own Chart!
July 2016 - Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Show Up?
June 2016 - Is Neptune’s Fog Hiding the Real Issues in Your Life This Summer?
May 2016 - Double Retrograde: Mercury and Mars



Voodoo Summer (LeGarde Mysteries Book 11)
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VOODOO Summer by Aaron Paul Lazar