Happy Birthday, Mark Twain
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain Mark Twain was born 176 years ago today. He died in 1910, long before I was born. Yet his writings live on and have inspired many. Including myself. I still remember reading the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a child. The imagination, the adventure, the excitement in one book. I...
Happy Birthday, CS Lewis
Novelist, Clive Staples Lewis commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as “Jack”, was born 113 years ago today. He is known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy. Below are some great quotes from the author. You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. ...
All I want is what I… I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.– Sally from A Charlie Brown Christmas
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The Special Deals Aren't Over
Just because Black Friday is over, doesn’t mean the deals are gone. Head over to my Author’s Den site and pick up a personally autographed copy of FALLING ANGELS or STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY at crazy prices. A signed paperback of Falling Angels is only $1.99 and a signed paperback of Stranger is only $3.05 (plus shipping and handling). Pick up your copies today before the...
Happy Thanksgiving to my lovely fans and followers. I hope you are able to spend the holiday with family, friends and loved ones. I wish you a wonderful start to the crazy shopping season. Be safe this Thanksgiving and be sure to thank all those people in your life that have made it special and memorable. Enjoy the football games, and let’s eat!
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation...– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Re-opening of the Natalie Wood Case
LA Sheriffs have re-opened the 1981 accidental drowning case of Natalie Wood. For those of us too young to remember the case, here is a recap: On Saturday, November 29, 1981, Natalie Wood, her husband and actor Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and yacht captain, Dennis Davern were aboard the Splendour off of Catalina. There had been an argument on board. Wagner and Walken argued and...
Sentence first—verdict afterwards.– Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Ripped from the Headlines...
I just learned skinning and eating a bobcat is not illegal. Luckily killing a bobcat without a permit is a fish and game violation. The San Jose Mercury News reported that a man high on meth shot and killed a bobcat that had been preying on his roosters. He then skinned it and ate it. But that’s not what got him arrested. Authorities state the man was arrested last week after deputies...
Way Past Time to Change PA Law
After the recent scandal over alleged child sexual abuse at Penn State, Pennsylvania is now considering changing its law to make sure reports of alleged child sexual abuse are made to government authorities. Currently, the law states that when the person is required to report “as a member of the staff of a medical or other public or private institution, school, facility or agency, that...
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My revenge has just begun! I spread it over centuries and time is on my side.– Dracula by Bram Stoker
All About "STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY" by...
ABOUT THE BOOK: There is a dead body in room 110 of the Death Valley Motel, and the evidence points to murder. Managers Ric and Alex Delgado, siblings with police work in their blood, chose this small Death Valley city specifically because it appeared to be a...
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The U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted” fugitives
Is Conrad Murray Guilty?
Deliberations begin today in the Conrad Murray case. Conrad Murray is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop icon Michael Jackson. It is coming down to whether Conrad Murray or Michael Jackson himself is responsible for the drug overdose. The case has brought up two very important issues. Whether propofol is safe to be administered at home and whether Dr. Murray waited too...
All About "FALLING ANGELS" by Melissa M. Garcia
ABOUT THE BOOK: After a panicked call from his best friend, Mattie Hardwin, Luc Actar must return to Los Angeles and the life he fled three years earlier. Mattie’s husband, a prestigious lawyer named Spencer Hardwin, has mysteriously disappeared. Desperate for...
‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ - that is all ye know on earth, and...– John Keats
Today is...Well, Take Your Pick
Most people know that today is All Saints Day, a holy day of the Church honoring all saints, known and unknown. On All Saints Day, we celebrate these saints of the Lord, and ask for their prayers and intercessions. The whole concept of All Saints Day is tied in with the concept of the Communion of Saints. But today, is also, National Family Literacy Day. First held in 1994, National Family...
FBI's Ten Most Wanted →
Every now and then, it’s good to review the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted criminals. This past year, one was captured and one was killed, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the other eight. Hopefully, the rest will be located soon.