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Our blog is meant to evoke fun with the magic of myths, folklore, movies and the mayhem of murder and madness. We have to keep it interesting so if you like different genres of movies and books then you're at the right blog. Our authors are a wide range of experts and our readers know what is top of the line in their favorite genres. Sometimes we post recipes that might be fun to try if a culinary author has one in her book that we think is especially yummy or one that Terri and I have created and want to share with you. Enjoy Guest Blogger Alice Duncan's monthly muse on her books and writing mysteries.
Plus you won't want to miss our book reviews, author interviews or our guest bloggers. So grab your favorite beverage then join us for some magic and mayhem! The good news is that you don't have to leave the house or your comfy chair. We have something for everyone's taste and every month we have a different topic for our bloggers: ones we feel that might be useful in your own writing and reader points of view. Not to mention, life in general. So join us and be sure to have a notebook handy as your to-be-read pile will grow as you add books, recipes, movies and t.v. series you won't want to miss. Not to mention folktales, myths or ideas you may wish to explore. Be careful what you wish for because on mayhemandmagic2 you just might find it.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Read their Declaration of Sentiments and look at it through today's eyes:
One of my favorite mystery series is the Seneca Falls Series by Miriam Grace Monfredo
From Berkley Prime Crime:
Miriam Grace Monfredo is a former librarian and a historian. Living in the small town of Seneca Falls on the eve of the Civil War, independent librarian-sleuth, Glynis Tyron is an advocate for women and slave rights. But in the midst of her fight for justice she can’t seem to stop enmeshing herself in murder.
Children of Cain, August 2003
Brothers of Cain, September 2002
Sisters of Cain, August 2001
Must the Maiden Die, August 2000
The Stalking-horse, January 1999
Through a Gold Eagle, July 1997
Blackwater Spirits, June 1996
North Star Conspiracy, May 1995
Seneca Falls Inheritance, October 1994
Unfortunately the books are out of print, but used copies are availabel on amazon. And of course, you can always check with your local library.
The major players of the movement and the convention are integrals to the stories and IMHO it weaves history and mystery together for wonderful tales.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
On the group last week, the question was asked, how do you know when Spring is here? The answers were diverse, from increasing greeness to the Yankees/Mets game. March Madness is a clue for some. For me, its the budding of trees and those little clover flowers starting to peak out. In DC - it is also the Cherry Blossom festival. Last year we were in major bloom at this time - this year, not so much... But the signs are there, we had some lovely days then some not so lovely ones.
I remember, every year around this time a former co-worker would complain about the majorly fluctuating temps and I would remind her around here we tend not to have CONSISTENTLY warm days until May. But every year she forgot that and expected it to be better. I found it amusing.
Spring is not, has never been and never will be a light switch that flicks from off to on. It will always bloom gradually like the new life it heralds. Blossoms, and baby animals... They may grow relatively fast but still they need to sprout and grow. And part of the excitement of spring is watching that unfurling of beauty.
Now - I DO hate the cold and really am not too fond of snow if I have to go out and drive in it like I did this morning. But honestly, it is not a major surprise. I have a picture of me as a kid standing in several inches of snow and holding an Easter basket. Winter doesnt come overnight. The leaves turn, then fall to the ground, it gets darker earlier, crisper air.... Spring is no different.
So I challenge you - instead of complaining or getting impatient, just take a moment daily to look for those signs and watch the gradual changes around you. Be aware, you might find a new enjoyment in life!
AND if you still want to have faith in the power of the Groundhog to herald spring - check out my college roomie's book: http://www.amazon.com/Its-You-Griffin-Susan-Pickford/dp/0870334468/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364232692&sr=8-1&keywords=susan+pickford
It's a fun story!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Once again, just keep going. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it since my mind’s always at work even when my fingers aren’t, but if I start worrying I just sit down and write or edit some more.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013