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A loaf of bread, a wheel of brie and thee…

This is Meg Riley’s interpretation of the famous line, “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine-and thou” from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  Meg is well educated but shuns traditional literature in favor of her own thoughts.  In preparation for … Continue reading

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My main character, Meg Riley, loves autumn because…

The changing season gets Meg thinking of romantic walks down country lanes awash in the cheerful colors of the changing leaves.  Back in her lakeside home, he builds a fire in the large stone fireplace where, if one looks closely, … Continue reading

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What songs are on your music device?

The main character in my novel, The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, has eclectic tastes in music.  Her iPod, iPhone and iPad contain a wide variety of tunes.  As a child of the 1970s, Meg’s musical foundation lies in Classic Rock.  … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy reading Linda Fairstein’s mysteries…

My closest friends know I’m a history junkie in addition to being a mystery and crime junkie.  I’ve read widely within the mystery genre and will admit to several favorite authors.   Authors vary as dinstinctly as do one’s closest friends; one chooses … Continue reading

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Friends

Friends are part of our lives from the very beginning.  For some of us, our first friend was a toy or stuffed animal or maybe even an invisible friend.  Regardless, we are aware of their importance from the start.  I’m … Continue reading

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Albany Slip clay/glaze

I was the kid at camp who avoided arts and crafts like it was the plague.  Fear gripped me when it was time for art class in school.  I’m the type of person who cannot draw a straight line with … Continue reading

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Lake water

I was fortunate enough to go swimming today.  The sky was blue with some cirrus clouds in the horse tail formation.  That denotes fair weather.  For anyone keeping track, the water temp was 77, very pleasant.  Once I grabbed a … Continue reading

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