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Lorraine Bartlett
Rochester, NY
I'm the author of the Jeff Resnick Mysteries, The Booktown Mysteries, and the Victoria Square Mysteries..
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Today on my Facebook Group Page we're discussing the first three novels in the Jeff Resnick mystery series. As the author, I know a lot more about the characters than gets in the novels and short stories. Did you know... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dazed and Confused
March came in like a LION. A big, stinky, ROARING lion. We woke up to at least 4 inches of snow, when just yesterday the was clear. Depressing. But -- there are always cheerful flowers in my house. Right now,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dazed and Confused
Ever since I can remember, my parents had "traveling rugs." What's a traveling rug? 1. cloth having a crisscross design 2. blanket When I was small, we only had a red-and-black traveling rug. It was 100% wood and SCRATCHY. They... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dazed and Confused
When I'm doing non-thinking work on my computer (uh, goofing off. But still work--like graphics, or spreadsheets), I often have Youtube on in the background. I went through all seasons of The Unsellables on New Year's Day. Lots of times... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
I guess it shouldn't come as a (rather recent) surprise to me that I have an addiction to jewelry. I mean, I'm a person who wears 15 rings (including on both my thumbs). For a few years, one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
Apple Tree Girl Back in the 1970s and 80s, Hummels were hot! At every antique or collectibles establishment you went, there they were--and they weren't cheap. In fact, a cheap one might be about $75. My ex-sister-in-law loved Hummels, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
Other people's cats do cute stuff and love to pose for pictures. I tried to get my cat, Fred, to do a photo shoot yesterday and he wouldn't cooperate--wouldn't hold still, or when he would, he wouldn't look at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
It's not my fault! I've been trying to get all my websites straightened out with a new provider. Part of that has meant being on the phone for hours on end or waiting for (yet) another call. So what are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
And another Teacup Tuesday rolls around. I found this little paper beauty on Pinterest. It's similar to the Christmas box I found at a yard sale several years ago. I posted that on ,my Facebook Group (which you can join... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
Back in October, I put my latest Life On Victoria Square story, It's Tutu Much, for pre-order. But oddly enough, readers didn't seem interested in the story. I wondered if it was just the fact that the holidays were coming... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
This time last year, Mr. L and I were snowbirds for the first (and possibly last) time. Of course, the recent weather (with temps as low as the 30s) in Clearwater, would have made it rather unpleasant. When you have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
It's gloomy in Rha-cha-cha this time of year, so I thought a little cheerful color and reminders of a sunny place would be a good way to celebrate Teacup Tuesday. A year ago today, I was a snowbird in Florida.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
I made Yorkshire pudding last week using Gordon Ramsey's recipe. I never made them in a muffin pan before (usually in a cast iron skillet), and while they look great, obviously Gordon's oven runs hotter than mine. I think they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
It's National Bird Day. It's so cold, I haven't seen many birds this past week, but this morning I saw a blue jay jumping around the branches of the arborvitae outside my kitchen window. He (or she) looked COLD. Heading... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
Was Santa good to you last week? He was to me. He brought me something I have wanted since I was 11 years old. A lava lamp. YES, a Lava Lamp! My friend Cherie either got one for her birthday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
Darn. No saucer. Maybe there never was one, but this is seasonal without being holiday specific. I'd take it. How about you? UPDATE: Thanks to one of my readers, it's been identified as Snowman Afternoon and a single mug like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Dazed and Confused
And so last week I made some chocolate truffles. NEVER AGAIN. I'd always heard that chocolate truffles were divine. I'd never had one. Oh, I've had (and made) bourbon balls, but never chocolate truffles. I looked at a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
It's been quite a long time since Mr. L and I entertained people other than family. We used to host a holiday party every year, but that kind of fizzled out. But last week we invited our neighbors for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Every year Mr. L and I watch a DVD of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. I've seen it every year since I was 9. I can recite almost all the dialogue. And you know what? It's NOT a heartwarming tale. Not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Due to complicated circumstances, Mr. L and I took our Christmas tree down early last year. A LOT earlier than we normally do, so this year, I decided to put our tree up early so we could enjoy it longer.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
If I was Katie Bonner, I'd head to Tanners on Victoria Square for a nice slice of (or maybe a whole) pie. What's your favorite? Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Happy Black Friday, everyone. Today on The Cozy Chicks blog I'm talking about Black Friday and why I don't participate. What I will be doing later today is starting to read the holiday magazines that have been coming to my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Happy National Red Mittens Day! Red mittens will keep your hands warm on a snowy day! (Whew! Not supposed to snow here today, though!) Do you wear mittens or gloves? Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
My publisher, Berkley, is teasing readers of the Booktown Mysteries by not showing the cover for #12 in the series, POISONED PAGES, on the websites of popular book retailers. The color of the title and author name is right, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Dazed and Confused