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The World is a Book

My husband and I just returned from an excellent Danube River cruise. (This is a picture of us when we saw our free minibar in Amsterdam, stocked with beer and wine, perhaps some other stuff, too.) We started out with a few days in Budapest, then sailed to Vienna, Durnstein, Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, where … Continue reading

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Pie not?

My Cajun Country Mystery series contains recipes, but I’ll be honest. Sometimes coming up with them, whether as originals or adaptations, is the hardest part of writing the books. Still, when KCRW, our local public radio station, announced their tenth annual Good Food Pie Contest, hosted by Good Food‘s Evan Kleiman, I decided to be … Continue reading

Guest Chick Peggy Townsend: In Praise of Kick-Ass Women
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Guest Chick Peggy Townsend: In Praise of Kick-Ass Women

Today we are thrilled to host acclaimed author, Peggy Townsend, who pens the Aloa Snow Mysteries, the newest of which, The Thin Edge, was released just last week. Take it away, Peggy! I’ve always loved kick-ass female protagonists: feisty, smart, complicated women who don’t give two cents about polite society. Think Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone … Continue reading