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THE CHRISTMAS TREE – FRIEND OR FOE?

Holidays are made of memories – some good. Some challenging!   When I was a kid I couldn’t wait to travel “over the hills and through the woods” to my Grandmother’s house.  Unfortunately, our journey was over slushy freeways in wind chills below zero, to Grandma’s brick bungalow in Chicago.  I’d enter her house hoping for…

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Dying for a Daiquiri – Uncovered

Congratulations to contest winner Jaci Muzamel. Who knew choosing the cover for a book titled Dying for a Daiquiri would be more controversial than the debate over the location of the Kings’ basketball team? After reading the blog and Facebook comments regarding my four diverse cover selections, I have far more sympathy for Congress. And…

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My Dream Date – Fiction vs. Reality

Every year as Valentine’s Day approaches, my thoughts turn to romance. Well, to be honest, they turn to chocolate then to romance. As a single woman, and card-carrying member of the AARP, what are my expectations for the love interest in my life? I used to go for the tall, dark, silent type but lately…

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The Popsicle Syndrome

Written by Guest Blogger Terry Ambrose Today I welcome Terry Ambrose, author of two very funny mystery series. Terry and his protagonists seem to have something in common. Find out if you do as well. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It’s not easy being a smart ass. There are days when it’s as simple as falling off a paddleboard.…

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You Don’t Know Jersey

Written by Guest Blogger Lois Winston It’s my pleasure to introduce my Guest blogger today, award-winning romance and mystery author, Lois Winston. If you’ve watched Jersey Shore or read about New Jersey in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you may think you know all about it. But according to Lois: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••   I live in…

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Death By Spanx

Congratulations to contest winner Karen Lange. For those readers who consumed the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, please note this blog post is not about a physical relationship which incorporates any form of bondage or discipline. Or is it? I recently had an encounter that left me tormented and imprisoned. I’ve never felt such anguish…

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Trick or Treating Is Not for Sissies

Congratulations to contest winner Cathy Ann Adkins. Written by Guest Blogger Heather Haven I love Halloween. 1. You get to dress up in crazy costumes, even when you’re giving speeches at the office! Anyone notice a similarity to the clown costume Laurel wore in DYING FOR A DATE? What detective wouldn’t want to smooch with…

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Killer Recipes Even a Klutz Can Cook!

Congratulations to contest winner Linda Lovely. There’s a nasty rumor going around that I can’t cook.  I’m not sure where this rumor started, but I’m guessing it began somewhere in my kitchen. Maybe near that burner that ignited the last time I tried to sear a salmon. Possibly it originated in the microwave. Have you…

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Behind the Scenes at Left Coast Crime

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a mystery convention? Shaking your head no? That was my initial response in March, 2009, when Robin Burcell asked me to co-chair LCC 2012 in Sacramento. I don’t know whether it was a lack of caffeine or too many piña coladas but I said yes,…

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