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A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott

A Page Marked For Murder, by Lauren Elliott Review by Julie S., ePen staff reviewer. A cozy village, a winter festival, and sizzling secrets waiting to disrupt the peaceful nature of Greyborne Harbor all come together in a mystery needing to be solved. A Page Marked...

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Tea, a Good Mystery, and Ursula Marlow

   Tea and Mystery and Ursula Marlow By Clare Langley-Hawthorne It's so delightful when authors stop over to visit. When Ms. Langley-Hawthorne dropped by, I couldn't decide whether to serve English Breakfast or Earl Grey. Which would you serve? When my...

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Murder at the Marlowe Club and Edwardian Manners

What a treat to have Kate Parker stop by and impart some manners! Well, Edwardian manners. Have you ever thought about how it would be for you to live during that era? Historical Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Publisher: JDP Press Edwardian Manners Imagine every man...

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Paul Bunyan, Two Old Men, and a Wizard: Bob May

Paul Bunyan, Two Old Men, and a Wizard Introducing Fifteen New Plays for Your Reading or Production Award-winning playwright, Bob May, has been produced all over the world with his popular plays Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine, Elson, the First Christmas Elf,...

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Julie’s Coffee Cup with a Dollop of Granny

Julie's Coffee Cup.  And Granny. by Julie Seedorf, Author of the Fuschia, Minnesota, Mysteries I can’t imagine a life without coffee. I remember my first introduction to coffee. I was nineteen years old and held my first job as a receptionist in an office. Coffee...

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Connie Berry talks about dreams deferred.

LATE BLOOMERS & DREAMS DEFERRED by Connie Berry Author of The Kate Hamilton Mystery Series I remember the first time I heard the term late bloomer. My mother and I were meeting my second-grade teacher in the new school I'd be attending that fall. I was supposed to...

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Dialogue Techniques, One Dead, Two to Go

Elena Hartwell VisitsI love meeting fellow playwrights and chatting about stage vs. books. Today Elena Hartwell, author of One Dead, Two to Go is my guest, and I brewed a new selection of black tea. I also had some fresh coffee on hand just in case. Come on in and...

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Drops of Cerulean

     A story of love, loss, and rebirth Skye, Staff Reviewer Spanning the years 1930–2014, Drops of Cerulean chronicles the lives of Ilona, the daughter of a Greek restaurateur, who marries into a prominent Houston family; her son, Cadmus, who becomes a...

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The Delicate Art of Collaboration

Pull up a chair, pour some Irish Cream (or tea), and let's listen in on a conversation between two authors who cowrite a series. Authors Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne stopped by the ePen and shared some insider tips and tidbits on collaboration. And they also have...

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Scottish Adventures by Sherrie Hansen

The Romance of Wildflowers and Scottish Adventures by Sherrie Hansen Thank you to Annie at the Editing Pen for inviting me to write a post about Scotland. As a hostess gift, I’d like to present Annie with a weekend stay at Blair Atholl Castle on the occasion of their...

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The Golden Peacock – by Lauren Grossman

Through the Barriers of Time by McKenna S. The Golden Peacock tells the story of Jana Ludken, a young German Jewish girl who was able to escape the horrors of concentration camps after she was shipped to an adoptive family, but it also meant she was separated from her...

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Nanci Rathbun’s Truth Kills, Cash Kills, Honor Kills

Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun Honor Kills (Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries) Hard Boiled Mystery 3rd in Series Dark Chocolate Press LLC Paperback: 284 pages ISBN-13: 978-0998755748 Digital ASIN: B07BH61872 In most mysteries, the pleasure of reading is not only found in the...

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