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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 /February/ 2018

Getting Mileage Out of Your Older Titles

“We writers have to start out somewhere. Our first books, whether published or not, can sometimes make us shudder when we go back years later to re-read them. Some writers don’t like to look at that early stuff, it just destroys their egos. I know how I felt when I took a look many years after writing my first novel. “Oh man, how could I have been that bad?” I’d used some of the “forbidden” words and had too may “to be” verbs and dialog tags in that first novel.” More »


1 /March/ 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

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― William S. Burroughs


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)



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.


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










Illustration © 2006 GinELF


February 2018 - Getting Mileage Out of Your Older Titles
January 2018 - The Ultimate Reward

December 2017 - The Power of Dogs
November 2017 - Cheap Therapy
October 2017 - So, Your Heart is Broken…
August 2017 - Your Preface: what it is, and when to write it
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

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

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