Monthly Archives: September 2015

New Dragons in the Collection

In the past two months I’ve done a lot of traveling, including a vacation trip to Italy and then a journey to Indiana to help out my daughter and her three kids.  No matter where I go, I always keep … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries

I live in a neighborhood that borders on the campus of the UNC-Greensboro. It’s a nice modest, suburban area with well-maintained homes, sidewalks, and interesting neighbors. My husband and I walk a mile or so each day, weather permitting, and … Continue reading

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The Gothic Romance Chapter of RWA

I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime, and have found a great deal of support for my writing and help over the years from those organizations and their sub-chapters. For several … Continue reading

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Day 12 Last Day of the Trip – Varenna Day 3

For our last day of our vacation, we were ready to do something a little less strenuous. Getting on a boat across Lake Como was just what we needed. We made a point to get on a passenger ferry, covered … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Varenna Day 2 – The Castle and Feet in the Lake

After breakfast at the hotel we headed for a ruined castle that sits on the top of a hill high above Varenna. It’s a considerable hike and climb to get to it, but well worth the effort. As ruins go, … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Varenna Day 1 – Florence to Varenna

We reluctantly bid goodbye to Florence, walked to the train station, and got the train to Milan. There we transferred to the train to Varenna, a small, charming town that sits on the eastern side of Lake Como, right at … Continue reading

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