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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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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
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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
I'm absolutely thrilled for my friend and fellow member of The Cozy Chicks, Karen Rose Smith. A movie of one of her books, A VERY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, will be shown on Sunday. Watch the trailer first, and don't miss the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Well, not much more I can add except ... what would go well with that wonderful cup of tea? How about a nice slice of pumpkin bread (with walnuts). What would you like with your nice cuppa tea? Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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How big is your To Be Read pile? I buy a lot of books and sometimes it's years before I get to read them. I bought a book at Barnes & Noble a while back ... it must have been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
It's that time of year ... Soup Time. When the weather turns colder, is there anything more comforting than a nice, hot bowl of soup. (Don't answer right now) A few years ago, I made my very first turkey vegetable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
I'm a fiction writer. And when I'm working on a book, I find it hard to read fiction so I rely on non-fiction or tried- and-true novels that I've read half a million times. (I can practically recite some of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
Happy Teacup Tuesday! My cup is filled with English Breakfast tea. What's in your cup? Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Dazed and Confused
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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 Oct 19, 2017 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 Oct 18, 2017 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 Oct 16, 2017 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