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Jean Rabe – Dead of Summer Blog Tour

Excerpt: Dead of Summer Zeke pulled into the back of the strip mall lot, nosing his 1974 Chevy Nova under a light at an end cap space. Less risk of scratches away from the bevy of cars parked closer to the store. He’d purchased the vintage auto a few weeks ago from a retired chiropractor …

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Andi Anna Jones Mystery # 2!

Andi Anna Jones, reluctant travel agent/amateur sleuth, friends, and pesky relatives are on the way back! Here's an excerpt to wet your whistle! Somewhere in the bayou Luther woke up raring to go, for a change. Wasn’t sure why ‘cause he hated…hated the job! It was nasty. He stunk to high heaven by mid-morning. Hells …

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In Search Of Augustus Bulleit, Boilliat, Beoyoolat…

My family has been on a search for the ancestors of my g.g.grandfather, Augustus, for almost fifty years. My cousin, Betty, began the search in his suspected place of birth, Luxembourg, Belgium, in the early 1970s. Although, some accounts say he was born in Paris, France. Her digging in both countries led only to a …

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Ups & Downs Of Hoosier Fans

I grew up in basketball country. Let me rephrase that. I grew up in Indiana Hoosier country. I was probably about six-years-old when I first remember my dad listening, intently, to the radio during IU basketball games. He’d moan and groan or cheer along with the commentator describing the action on the court. I even …

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I Have Famous Ancestors! …or not

Like many of you out there, I decided to have my DNA tested. I used Ancestry, but there are many others out there. I had hoped for some surprises like...I'm 9% Native American, or 11% West African. Alas, I'm 46% England, Wales, Northwest European and 41% Germanic Europe. There were a couple of mild surprises, …

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Miserable Boss Inspires Great Writing!

My worst job was as a travel agent in Miami, FL. I was so bad, I’d hide behind my computer screen to keep from waiting on customers. Reflecting on my latest mystery, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder and main character, Andi Anna Jones as my alter ego and equally pathetic travel agent, I asked some of …

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Mom Hated Fudge!

Pan of fudge for two people! My mother hated fudge. She had a valid reason. When my dad retired, he entertained himself by making his homemade, Hershey’s Chocolate Fudge for the kids and grandkids. My sister-in-law, Sherri, and I would stand just inside the kitchen door, waiting for the moment Dad poured the gooey “magic” …

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Toe the Line – Madeline McEwen

My worst job was as a travel agent in Miami, FL. I was so bad, I’d hide behind my computer screen to keep from waiting on customers. Reflecting on my latest mystery, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder and main character, Andi Anna Jones as my alter ego and equally pathetic travel agent, I asked some of …

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It Was the Best of Jobs and the Worst of Jobs – Author, Alison Bruce

My worst job was as a travel agent in Miami, FL. I was so bad, I'd hide behind my computer screen to keep from waiting on customers. Reflecting on my latest mystery, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder and main character, Andi Anna Jones as my alter ego and equally pathetic travel agent, I asked some of …

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A Confession From the Author

A confession from the author: Andi Anna Jones, mediocre travel agent, with an inferiority complex about her job, her looks, and her single status, discovers her “inner sleuth” in Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder. Keeping with some excellent advice I got years ago, to “write what you know’, her character and job are loosely based on …

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