The View from Here – Books from Colombia

Originally posted on BookerTalk:
Welcome to the world of books. In the last feature in this series we were enjoying the crisp snowy conditions of Finland. Now we’re heading to a country more associated with sun than snow. We travel to Colombia to hear from Laura Sesana ? ? Let’s meet Laura  I am originally from Bogotá, Colombia. …

30 book collage February 17

30 Stay-Up-All-Night Books | Arbiter News

Did we miss your favorite book? 30 Stay-Up-All-Night Books | Arbiter News.

Mona Rodriguez February 15

Meet the Author: Forty Years In A Day by Mona Rodriguez | Arbiter News

  Meet the Author: Forty Years In A Day by Mona Rodriguez | Arbiter News.

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Novelist Chris Orcutt Shares Insight With Writers

Chirs Orcutt, author of the Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, shares his insight on writing, inspiration, and selecting what to write about. Please check out his amazing article at our sister site, Arbiter News.   Read: “Paying Attention as a Fiction Writer”

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Fruity Ice Cubes for Punch

These colorful ice cubes will cheer up any garden party and are a great addition to punch or flavored waters. You will need: 2 mini cup cake tins 1 can peaches 1 bunch fresh mint 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 3 cups distilled water** tap or bottled water is ok, distilled just freezes clearer   Cut […]

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Top 10 Read in 2014

2014 was an interesting year in reading.  According to my Goodreads reading challenge, I read 56 books.  Many were read for the “Mysteries From Every State Challenge,” three (Carthage, Shutter Island, The Round House) made it to my top 10.  The books are not in any particular order.   Moloka’i, Alan Brennert This novel was […]

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Three little birds…

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Swampy Alabama: The Flood, Michael McDowell

*** Avon Books, 1983 ISBN 0380814897 (ISBN13: 9780380814893) Part of the Mysteries from Every State Challenge The Flood is book number one in Michael McDowell’s Blackwater series. Taking place in the town of Perdido, Alabama in 1919, the novel describes the mysterious appearance of Elinor Dammert on Easter Sunday, immediately after a large flood lays waste to […]

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Fall Creeps In

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A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore

***** William Morrow & Co., 2006 ISBN 0060590270 (ISBN13: 9780060590277) A lighthearted book about death and dying. Charlie Asher lives with his pregnant wife over his thrift shop in San Francisco, generally satisfied with his life. A regular guy, his fortune takes a dark turn the day Charlie’s wife, Rachel, gives birth to their first child. Rachel […]

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