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15 Years of Mysteries: Part Five

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19 November 2019 • Mystery, Reviews

Welcome to Part Five of 15 Years of Mysteries! In 2008, my local library moved to a new location and the Mystery Book Club moved along with it. Since the move closed the library for two weeks in January, the club did not meet that month. Fittingly, when we resumed in February, the club read… Read More ›

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CNY Literary Festival 2019

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The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is hosting its 2nd CNY Literary Festival, featuring more than 30 local authors from the Central New York area. The event is for all ages with authors of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children’s books. On Friday, October 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the Library is hosting a reception… Read More ›

Mystery »

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Five

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Welcome to Part Five of 15 Years of Mysteries! In 2008, my local library moved to a new location and the Mystery Book Club moved along with it. Since the move closed the library for two weeks in January, the club did not meet that month. Fittingly, when we resumed in February, the club read… Read More ›

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Friday Cocktail: Chrysanthemum

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Looking for a fall-themed cocktail to try? This Friday, sample a Chrysanthemum. This classic cocktail dates back to an appearance in a recipe book by Hugo Ensslin published in 1916 and was apparently popular among American travelers on European cruise ships during Prohibition. Serious Eats has more details about this and a variation of the… Read More ›

Fantasy »

By Its Cover: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

A woman holds up a glowing martini glass in front of a green-lit bar. The mix of light and shadow draw the eye, but it’s the subject matter that piques interest: a novel of magic and mixology. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge is, according to the book blurb, an urban fantasy that “blends alcohol… Read More ›

Stories »

Just One More Day

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I suppose it’s impertinent to post photos (and stories) about one’s pets, expecting anonymous others to care as much as the pet’s owner, or thinking they’ll be moved by what they see or read. But pet lovers understand, and there is a catharsis in sharing. So here’s my tale. My little Pekingese Ming-Lee passed away… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 67

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It’s summer! What better time for catching up on some reading and writing? Whether indoors or outdoors, it’s sometimes a challenge to think up what to write. Why not spend some time by the water, enjoy a drink or two, and delve into your latest story or chapter. Perhaps this image might motivate you. Consider… Read More ›

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