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Friday Cocktail

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17 March 2017 • Martinis

St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday? The perfect time for a cocktail. And though it’s not green, a Black and Red cocktail is a quick and easy drink to serve up to toast the holiday (and the after 5:00pm hour). The Black and Red is a variation of a Manhattan with the key difference being… Read More ›

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Syracuse Mysteries on Sale

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The Poisoned Martini celebrates its anniversary this week. In honor of the event, both books in the Syracuse Mystery series will be on sale. This week, get Death on Stoneridge, the first book in the Syracuse Mystery series, for 0.99¢ on Amazon. Find out what happens when shots ring out on a seemingly quiet neighborhood… Read More ›

Mystery »

By Its Cover: The Death of Kings

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Imagine a classic film in black-and-white flickering on a screen in a darkened room. For an instance the frame freezes. A woman stands holding a glass of champagne in a room, reminiscent of an English manor, with a gentleman seated before her and two faceless men behind her. This cover seems to reflect such a… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday? The perfect time for a cocktail. And though it’s not green, a Black and Red cocktail is a quick and easy drink to serve up to toast the holiday (and the after 5:00pm hour). The Black and Red is a variation of a Manhattan with the key difference being… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Top 10 Fantasy Novels of 2016?

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After looking at last year’s top mysteries, it’s time to check out which fantasy novels were the most popular in 2016.  The following list includes a mix of high fantasy, urban/paranormal fantasy, and steampunk titles, all of which are shelved in the Fantasy section at the library where I work.  Based on circulation figures, these were… 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 61

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“Into the woods you go again, you have to every now and then…” Just like the characters in Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 musical, Into the Woods, writers should journey into the proverbial woods “every now and then.” Such sojourns refresh the soul and feed the mind, inspiring writers’ imaginations and thoughts. Just consider Henry David Thoreau… Read More ›

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