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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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It's only been 15 years in the making. Back in the day (which means before I was published in novel-length), I experimented with several different genres. I started out with hard-boiled suspense (the Jeff Resnick series), cozy mystery (the Victoria... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
Last week, I got a note from a reader of my Booktown Mysteries. She wrote: "I can't bring myself to read on. In every good series there are twists and turns, good & bad,,but killing off (SPOILER) has broken my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
Lately, I've been following an Instagram page called Indoorsystore. (Full disclosure: I've been watching their YouTube channel for about two years. It's called Knorp and South.) They've recently gone into the business of upcycling used furniture and reselling it. Some... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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It's Tuesday. I find that I'm forgetting to do stuff I want to do because--SQUIRREL!--I get distracted. Like I was going to post here yesterday, and then...I ended up emptying the cat box and did a few loads of laundry... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
A lot of people don't believe we have a problem with plastic. I don't happen to be among them. For years, I've been trying to cut down my use of plastic, and the worst offender of all is those plastic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Welcome to WONDERFUL Wednesday. Are you baking today? I think instead of baking, I'll be roasting (which is kind of the same thing as the oven is involved.) All last fall, I saved my squash seeds. Today, I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
Like most everyone else, we are in self-isolation. I feel so bad for the people in large cities because they're stuck in apartments. I live in suburbia. I have a backyard. It finally got warm enough for me to go... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
I must admit that since this whole social distancing began, I'm feeling just a tiny bit food obsessed. Twice last week we had "buffet" because we recently made two meals with lots of leftovers (cauliflower curry and corned beef and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Coming April 17th, A LOOK BACK, the 8th installment in the Life on Victoria Square companion series to the Victoria Square Mysteries. Don't you love that cover? Katie Bonner's hair reminds me of Captain Janeway from Star Trek Voyager. She's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
Recently on my Facebook Group (Lorraine's & Lorna's Perpetual Teaparty--feel free to join!), I asked my members (besides Facebook), what social media sites do they most frequent. I was surprised to find the answer was Goodreads. Here are the stats:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
I'm on a recipe roll. Mr. L and I save the newspaper to read in the evenings. After a day at the computer, we just want to chill out with an adult beverage and the paper. We don't read our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Happy Tuesday. On Sunday, I took out my handy-dandy paring knife and stabbed a 2 lb leg of lamb, filling the holes with garlic. OMG -- it was de-lish. But man, you wouldn't think it would grow overnight in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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COMING MAY 8th Ya-hoo! Victoria Square #7, A Murderous Misconception is now available for pre-order. Katie Bonner loses her lunch—literally—when her social media account serves up a shocking announcement. Her boyfriend Andy’s assistant manager, Erikka, is pregnant, and apparently with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Wouldn't you like to start the day with a flaky croissant? Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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What's your favorite beverage to have with corn chips and salsa? Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
A few weeks ago, Mr. L and I tried a new-to-us restaurant for lunch. I ordered a Cuban sandwich on our first visit. It wasn't the best I'd tasted. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed. Mr. L chose a brisket... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Sweet Sue's Confectionery is having a sale on Peanut Brittle today. Wouldn't you like to buy a package? Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
Posted Jan 25, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Wouldn't a homemade peanut butter cookie taste good on National Peanut Butter Day? Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Warm up on this last day of January with a nice hot mug of hot chocolate! De-lish! (Drop an Andes Candy in (or a little peppermint schnapps, and have mint hot chocolate!) What will you have with it? Cinnamon toast?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
Mr. L and I go out on a date for lunch at least once a week and the one thing we notice EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. is that most who go out to eat are seated and immediately whip out their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
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Are the squirrels in your yard welcome? Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at Dazed and Confused
My cat, Poppy, is a rambunctious little girl. Her favorite thing to do is to "flip and flop." She loves to roll around on the rug looking as cute as a button. Unfortunately, she likes to flip and flop on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at Dazed and Confused