Why Mata Hari wasn’t a cunning spy after all

Executed 100 years ago, the exotic dancer broke the rules in the early 20th century. But did that cost her her life? Mata Hari in 1906, soon after the Dutchwoman reinvented herself as an exotic dancer. Inspired by dances she had seen in the Dutch East Indies, she took a stage name that means “eye […]

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

I don’t believe in censorship or violence so this story has me arguing with myself. On the surface, I applaud the removal of Ramzan Kadyrov’s accounts, but I abhor the thought of censorship, it’s a slippery slope when you start down that road. Where do you draw the line? I don’t believe any group, government […]

Password Security

As someone who is technically savvy, I know the importance of a good password. I’ve seen first hand the damage that can be done by hackers and I’ve also seen friends loose everything on their personal computers. Passwords are important. I know they are a nuisance to remember but this should not prevent you from […]

The Moonglow Cafe

Title: The Moonglow Cafe Author: Deborah Garner Genre: Fiction Release Date: November 4, 2017 Pages: 262 New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area’s unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy […]

Bell, Book and Candlemas

Title: Bell, Book and Candlemas Author: Jennifer David Hesse Genre: Fiction Release Date: December 27, 2016 Pages: 352 “A new year has barely begun and Edindale, Illinois, family law attorney Keli Milanni already has her hands full at work. But her private practice as a Wiccan may cause her worlds to collide ” The Wiccan […]

Play Dead

Title: Play Dead Author: Lesley O'Kane Genre: Fiction Publisher: NYLA Release Date: December 1, 1998 Pages: 261 Meet Allie Babcock – The Audacious Dog Therapist with a Flair for Sleuthing At her brand new shop in Boulder, Allie’s very first client is a dejected collie whose previous owner allegedly took her own life. But with […]

A Shot in the Bark

Title: A Shot in the Bark Author: C. A. Newsome Genre: Fiction Release Date: August 1, 2015 Pages: 234 Would you recognize a serial killer if you talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn’t. Neither do her friends at the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into […]

Outlander

Title: Outlander Author: Diana Gabaldon Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Anchor Canada Release Date: July 1, 2014 SOON TO BE A TELEVISION SERIES Unrivaled storytelling . . . unforgettable characters . . . rich historical detail . . . these are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned […]