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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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I stopped at a roadside stand selling tomatoes and picked the one that looked the prettiest and dumped them in a bag. I didn't notice until I got home that there was Mr. Gigunda tomato in there. The little one... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dazed and Confused
It's getting to be cut-out cookie season. Think about it. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the events that happen in December (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa). LET THERE BE COOKIES! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dazed and Confused
A few years ago, a friend of mine told me she suffered from SAD. That's Seasonal Affective Disorder. My first reaction was ... Yeah, right. Honestly, how can someone become light deprived? Well, I thought it was totally ridiculous ...... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dazed and Confused
Back in May, I wrote about how my thumb had stopped working. My GP (or whatever they're called these days) said (without looking at it) that I had arthritis. My gut feeling told me she was wrong. (And she was.)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
So what if the Stoneham, NH Chamber of Commerce decided to do a public service announcement to entice you to the village? Take a look. So, would you like to visit Booktown? Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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Breakfast all day long on National Pancake Day! I like to wonder what my characters do on such days. Katie Bonner, from the Victoria Square Mysteries, would go to Del's Diner to celebrate. Kathy Grant, from the Lotus Bay Mysteries,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
My Dad did a lot of crafty stuff. He framed houses, fixed plumbing, put on roofs, did just about any home repair you could think of--and always on a budget. But he also made jewelry, fixed watches and clocks, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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Poachers are still killing elephants in alarming numbers. But AirShepherd.org uses drones to follow poachers so that the good guys can stop them from killing these incredibly intelligent animals that experience strong emotions, including grief at the deaths of their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
I've always liked photography, even when I couldn't seem to take a picture of a friend with an Instamatic camera without chopping off her head. (Ooops.) When I was in high school, my brother bought an SLR camera. Some Japanese... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
I dislike Instagram. A lot. A REAL LOT. First, I'm not real good about uploading (or downloading, for that matter) stuff with my phone. I don't have one of those BIG iPhones. I have a tiny iPhone 4 with a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
As a writer, I don't only read what I write. Yes, I adore cozy mysteries, and yes, I read darker suspense, but I also read what I call "fun stuff." Sweet romance and YA books. (Harry Potter is considered YA... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Happy Teacup Tuesday. This is one of my collection of cups. It's called Narcissus, by Bell China, but I like it because of the tulips. But you know, I don't think I've ever used it to drink from. Must remedy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
For years, I was able to enjoy the very best quiche in the world at The Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles, NY. It was a quiche like I'd never had before. About 4 inches high with a thick custard center, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
You can have a wonderful tea party for not a lot of bucks -- when you hit the yard sales. Can you believe this hammered aluminum teapot and bone china teacup cost me just two bucks? It's always time for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
We moved into our home 24 years ago. At that time, the next-door neighbors had teenage boys. In the summer, they would be out in the driveway from about seven in the evening (along with a host of their friends)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
A writer never knows when inspiration is going to hit. Sometimes you get it from reading something in a newspaper (yes, I STILL read (and highly enjoy) newspapers, both the local rag and USA Today), or hearing something on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Even though it's summer, I still wear sweaters ... a lot. First, the house is often cold because of the air conditioning. Mr. L likes it around 72. I could be happier at 75, but ... I just put on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
One of my latest acquisitions. The tea tastes delicious out of this cup! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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My Victoria Square Mystery series has had a few ups and downs. It came out like gangbusters in 2011--and bam bam--two of the books hit the New York Times bestsellers list. But then ... there was a nearly four-year lag... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
YAY -- the 2nd installment in Life On Victoria Square series, A BASKET FULL OF BARGAINS, is now available! Iris Drake is an odd duck. She knows everyone at Artisans Alley arts-and-crafts arcade, but nobody knows her. When she walks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
The roses are just starting to bloom in my garden. This was supposed to be a climbing rose, but after a decade, I've given up hope. Three of my knockout roses are in bloom, with another two waiting in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, is in for a surprise when her ne’er-do-well father, John, comes to town—and promptly becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a woman with her own scandalous past. Even Tricia’s faith... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Haven't ordered it yet? What are you waiting for? Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in deck chairs while sipping colorful drinks and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
If you haven't already ordered, you can do it now! Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in deck chairs while sipping colorful drinks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Dazed and Confused