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Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit by Amy Stewart

This historical novel was a freebie given to me by the author at the 2018 Bouchercon Literary Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. The protagonist is based on New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff in the early ninetieth century. The Kopp … Continue reading

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The Vampire Effect Applies

The narrator in Sacred Fount by Henry James, published in 1901, applies the theory that as one party to a relationship gains, either physically or intellectually, the other loses, is drained by the “sacrificer” until depleted; thus, the vampire effect. … Continue reading

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Hometown Spook Light

  Recently, I revisited my research on the spook light phenomenon in southwestern Missouri because I wanted to share a scary story based on some truth and folklore at a book signing. My mother told a story about seeing a … Continue reading

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Who Drew SunBonnet Sue?

Primers and quilts go together to me. The SunBonnet Sue drawings have quite a history, and quilts are on my mind as the air grows cooler in the mornings. I’m thankful to the women who made the quilts in collaboration … Continue reading

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After The Performance Glow

laughingsquid.com For some people the endorphins kick in and the high lasts for a couple of days after a performance. For me my body’s engine keeps running while I am physically and mentally exhausted. My sleep patterns and eating patterns … Continue reading

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My Spirit Is Dance

  While working on a piece for the upcoming Altered Book Project performance about sisters, these thoughts bubbled to the surface. When I am gone No epitaph for me. Instead, give me a little dance in your garden With the … Continue reading

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Cat Tips on Being Neighborly

Kyle Brooks & Black Cat Tips                      Pete the Cat Artist James Dean Kyle Brooks is a Lithonia artist who leaves his art around town for the public to enjoy. If … Continue reading

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Review: White Leopard by Laurent Guillaume

Solo Camara is a former cop from France with a dark past and now, a P.I. in Mali. He takes an ordinary missing-person case and ends up dealing with murder and corruption. The translation of French into English hasn’t diminished … Continue reading

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Miraculous Random Rain

There is a weather line about halfway between my home in Stone Mountain, Georgia and  where my sister lives about 30 minutes north of Macon. It is not uncommon for rain to fall on one side of this visible line … Continue reading

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MY SWEET ICED TEA and ME

Traveling can be tricky for me if the region or hotel doesn’t serve sweet-iced tea. Headaches ensue, and I find I am more disagreeable. Because I am not a bubbly happy gal at my best, I can in a withdrawal … Continue reading

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