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The 12 Slays of Christmas Recipe Book

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The 12 Slays of Christmas Recipe Book Have Yourself a Scrumptious Merry Christmas! Companion to our Christmas-themed cozy mystery boxed set, 
The 12 Slays of Christmas, this recipe book is filled with family favorite foods the authors love to make during the holidays. We've got Hungarian Kolach, Brandy Alexander Pie and Christmas Yam & Cranberry Surprise just to name a few! 
And we're donating the sales from this book to help pets displaced by hurricane Harvey and Irma, and to a no-kill animal rescue shelters.
This is a great gift idea and helps rescue animals in need.  All the recipes are from the 12 Slays of Christmas ebook boxed set stories—minus the poison—of course!
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELP ANIMALS. 
You can order this book and our 12 Slays of Christmas ebook of stories by 12 Authors atwww.12SlaysofChristmas.com or on these links:
Amazon: 12 Slays of Christmas Recipe Book  https://tinyurl.com/y8zm5w3n
(What a great idea for Christmas gifting!)

12 Slays of Christmas

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12 Slays Titles and blurbs
1.  Baby Its Cold Outside.  Abby Vandiver It's a family affair. Cousins, Brigitt and San finally start their dream business - an event planning company! And what better time to open then at Christmas. But it looks as if the only event they may be hosting is a murder investigation after a body is found in their basement.
2.. The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year.  Judith Lucci  Faced with the recent death of her husband Medical Examiner Kinsey Zee and her black lab Solomon investigate a death by bear mauling on the Massanutten Mountain only to learn her holiday wouldn't be so bad after all.
3.    Stollen Time: A Pineapple Port Novelette. Amy Vansant                             When a Pineapple Port resident is found face-down in her Christmas fruit stollen, Charlotte knows this case won't be cake. Was it an accident? The ungrateful granddaughter? Or the person who baked the stollen?
4.  Death by Rum Balls.  Colleen Mooney Guests to a neighborhood Christma…

National Dictionary Day by Lois Winston

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Noah Webster was born on this day in 1758. If his name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you have one of his dictionaries sitting on a bookshelf. Among his many accomplishments, Webster was an author, editor, lawyer, and political writer. Known as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”, his Blue-Backed Speller taught generations of American school children to read and spell.
If you’ve ever wondered why English words are often spelled differently in the United States than they are in Great Britain, you have Noah Webster to thank. He disliked the complexity of English spelling rules and streamlined them for American use. Thus, for example, we have “color” instead of “colour.”
As an author, I owe much to Noah Webster. His dictionary sits an arm’s length from my desk, and I use it often. But Webster is also important to authors for another one of his accomplishments. He helped establish the Copyright Act of 1831, which extended copyrights from fourteen to twenty-eight year…

Friday the 13th--and Fun News Ahead

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If possible, I'll have a new release of an old book ready in time for Halloween! It'll be tough, because it's been edited and I must approve the changes. It's a fairly long book--and I have a lot on my plate right now. 
Back to the book, it's called Cup of Demons and it falls into the horror category, but it also has Christian elements. This is a great scary book for the season.
And yes, good friend Lorna is doing the heavy work getting it ready for publication, and her husband has come up with a great idea for a cover. I can't thank they enough.
All this is happening because I got my rights back for several of my books--now we'll see how well they do the second and sometimes third time around.
Don't forget that my historical family sage, Trail to Glory is available on Amazon now for Kindle and also as a print book.

The Astral Gift is back again too, freshly edited. This one is a mystery with some interesting supernatural overtones.

And of course, my all…

Trial to Glory--Revived!

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Trail to Glorywas my first published book. Though I am known for writing mysteries, this is an historical family saga based on the genealogy of my mother's ancestors.
My sister did all the genealogy research and presented everyone in the family with a booklet with all the data she'd discovered. Back then, there was no Ancestor.com or any other such Internet resources--in fact, not Internet at all.
While reading her research, so many questions popped up. I wondered why people moved from one place to another, what happened to those who seemed to disappear. Of course, over the years, we'd heard lots of family stories: about a twin girl who disappeared in her teens, never to be found, her brother who in his grown-up years became a gambler, though nothing more was shared.
I decided to try and figure out what actually happened to all these people. To do this I researched the places and time periods these people lived. Of course, I didn't find out the answers, but I did learn…

ENDGAMES by Richard Paolinelli

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The third and final book of the Jack Del Rio political mystery-thriller series, Endgames, is set to be released by Tuscany Bay Books on October 30th. The explosive conclusion to the series, and sequel to Reservations and Betrayals, sees the FBI’s star in counter-terrorism battle an international conspiracy to overthrow the United States government.

The book is currently available for pre-order, along with new releases of the first two books of the series under the Tuscany Bay Books banner. There will also be an all-in-one print and e-book edition of the series at the following links:



RESERVATIONS:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764D261B

BETRAYALS:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07646WQZG

ENDGAMES:    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07642PV8B

3-in-1:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076477X5X


Bio:

A native of Turlock, California, Richard Paolinelli began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Co…

A Cookbook is Resurrected

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Through the years, I've always had to cook for a big family and crowds.
I raised five kids and we always had other kids there at dinner time, and sometimes friends of ours. 
When each of my children married, I always prepared all the food for their wedding receptions.  When my mother had her 80th birthday party 100 people came and I prepared most of the dishes for that event too.
Hubby and I bought, lived in, and ran a six bed facility for developmentally disabled women for over twenty years. Besides cooking meals for them, we often had grandkids living with us, and sometimes their friends stopped by at dinner time.
At this time, a granddaughter, her husband and two kids, plus my son and his wife, share our home. I usually do the dinner time cooking, but sometimes we trade off. 
And of course, there are the many church potlucks--and I always bring a dish.
When I had my residential care home, I created a simple cookbook to share with other providers, and I used many of the meals t…