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Winner, 2017 San Diego Book Awards

I am gratified to announce that I took first place in the Best Unpublished Short Story category at the San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10. I won with By the Light of the Moon, a story about a … Continue reading

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New Book: Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men

What did Rocky Mountain fur trappers eat? Not tofu, nor kale wraps Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men offers glimpse of 19th century frontier diet 3rd edition expanded to 80 pages, color cover, three new chapters, 50+ illustrations SAN … Continue reading

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Larry Edwards to Speak on Impact of Violent Death, Feb. 11

Larry Edwards, Connie Saindon to Speak at  San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime, February 11 Partners in Crime, the recently reestablished San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes Larry Edwards, author of several books including the true-crime memoir Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss, and Connie […]

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Book Review: “Charcoal Joe” by Walter Mosley; Hypnotic

I love this hypnotic book, the 14th in Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series—best book I’ve read in ages. Easy’s childhood friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe, for reasons unclear at the outset, … Continue reading

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Good Yule, Good Health

Good Yule (and Happy Holidaze) Waes Hael — Drinc Hael       Wishing you good health and joy in the coming new year. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. ♩ ♫ … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife Offers Hope and Inspiration

In Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving, by Barbara K. McNally, you will meet wives and partners who drew upon their inner resiliencies and prevailed when faced with daunting challenges. Each of these military spouses shares an … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Eden” Fresh Spin on “Intelligent Design.”

“If this is Paradise, how bad could Hell be?” Summary: In Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella by Martin Roy Hill, an American army patrol is sent to investigate ancient ruins in Iraq. When an enemy mortar shell blasts an opening into … Continue reading

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