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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My Bests of the Year!

Dear Readers, Thank you for another amazing year. This will be my last post for 2019. Great things happened. I had a short story, ‘School Daze’ published in Landfall: New England’s Best Crime Stories. My novel PRAY FOR THE GIRL … Continue reading

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Of Course We’re Giving Books for Christmas

Group Post:  Today, we’re sharing the whats and whys of some of the books our writers will be giving for Christmas this year. Hope you’ll chime in with some of yours as well. Kate Flora: Recently, at an event for 826 … Continue reading

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O Tannenbaum!

Our neighborhood is especially bright with holiday lights this year, a reflection, perhaps, of a shared yearning to lessen the darkness in our world. Before the recent snow, we strung some white lights around the yard, but it was far … Continue reading

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What…Still No Dog?

Darcy Scott, again, determinedly ignoring the upcoming holiday to answer this most pressing of questions—one we’ve been getting a lot now that almost twenty years have passed since our dog, Harley, died.  Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I … Continue reading

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Nostalgia, Comfort Food, and Cherry Tomatoes

If nostalgia is the comfort food of memory, what do we make of the fact that memory is so slippery? For the first thirty years of my life, I believed wholly in the memory I had of waking up in … Continue reading

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Prowling Through the Cookbooks

Kate Flora: It is December, and I realize that with Thanksgiving so late, I am giving my annual Christmas party this weekend and must shove that turkey aside to make room for party food for fifty. We’ve been giving the same … Continue reading

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Time for Thanksgiving – and Crime.

Ah, the week of Thanksgiving. Time for family, friends, food—and crime? It’s true. According to the Journal of Criminal Justice “Crimes of expressive violence were significantly more prevalent on major holidays ….” (2003, vol. 31, pages 351-360). Sad to say, … Continue reading

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