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Friday Cocktail Original

Will you test the sting of this Friday cocktail original, the Blue Wasp? One night, I discovered a wasp–a blue wasp–in my house flying about.  Strangely, this occurrence inspired an idea: an attempt to make a cocktail replicating the black-blue-green appearance of said wasp with a little bite or should I say sting?  I considered… Read More ›

Meet Edith Baxter

“At first glance, Edith Baxter seemed a tiny, fragile septuagenarian with slightly stooped shoulders.  Wrinkles lined her pink complexion, and wisps of white dominated the auburn strands of her hair like clouds on a sunny day.  However, these signs of age could not mask the vitality in her sky‑blue eyes.” Edith Baxter, née Pontmercy, married… Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini VII

It’s long past time for Part VII of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly. To protect his grandson, Thaddeus Alcott will investigate a murder… Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him to a party at her sorority.  The next morning, Rick woke up and discovered a young co-ed… Read More ›

The Tragedy of Whitehall

Here is the prologue of The Tragedy of Whitehall, the fantasy novel I’ve decided to work on as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2012.  I’ve long had the concept for this prelude novel to a fantasy trilogy, which is in turn part of a larger fantasy series that I’ve yet to come up with… Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini – VI

It’s time for Part VI of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly.  With the introduction of Thaddeus Alcott in the last installment, the focus of the story begins to shift.  To protect his grandson, Thaddeus will investigate a murder… Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him… Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini – V

It’s time for Part V of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly.  Have you been following this serialized eStory? Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him to a party at her sorority.  Jump forward to early the next morning, Rick wakes up and finds… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail Original

This week’s Friday Cocktail features an original creation honoring my hometown, a Syracuse Cocktail. Invented in 2012, this sweet cocktail is perfect for toasting the Salt City or celebrating our college team’s successes. What you’ll need: Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Cointreau (or Triple Sec), Orange Juice, Grenadine, and Sugar. Lightly coat your cocktail glass with lemon… Read More ›

When the Rains Came…

Yet again, I’m skipping ahead to introduce the prologue to my planned seventh novel, When the Rains Came…  Unusual, at least for me, in that it’s the first book or story to be told in first person, something I’m not a huge fan of.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading books with first person narration.  It’s… Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini – IV

Leap Day brings Part IV of the serialized original eStory written by yours truly exclusively for this website.  Future installments won’t be as long in appearing.  Although when’s the next Blue Moon…? Set in Syracuse, New York, in 1987, in The Poisoned Martini, Rick Gray is about to get a rude awakening.  He’d met an intriguing… Read More ›

Friday Cocktail

The Poisoned Martini whips up a new creation for this week’s Friday Cocktail.  Perfect for cold winter nights and apropos for January 6th, it’s the Twelfth Night cocktail. In Shakespeare’s time, the Tweflth Night marked the last bout of merrymaking before the long, cold winter settled in.  One of Shakespeare’s most famous and popular comedies, Tweflth Night,… Read More ›

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