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The Mystery of Mystery Hill, New Hampshire
Throughout New England
there are a number of sites where standing stones, stone circles,
underground stone structures, and stone “huts” can be found. Over
the years archaeologists and historians have debated their origins.
Some believe they were built by N...
Throughout New England there are a number of sites where standing stones, stone circles, underground stone structures, and stone “huts” can be found. Over the years archaeologists and historians have debated their origins. Some believe they were built by Native Americans, others say they are ...
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Nothin To It Coconut Pie #DomesticGoddess
I honestly don't know where I got this recipe but it could not be easier to make. I use low-carb baking mix and a sugar-stevia mix but it is delicious. Nothing To It Coconut Pie 1/2 cup Bisquick 3/4 cup sugar 4 eggs 2 cup milk 1 cup flaked coconut 1 tsp. va...
Nothing To It Coconut Pie 1/2 cup Bisquick 3/4 cup sugar 4 eggs 2 cup milk 1 cup flaked coconut 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tbs. butter, softened. Combine all ingredients and pour into 9 inch buttered pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until custard sets. Like magic it layers into crust, ...
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The Mystery of the Bearded Lady Continues
In August of 2010 I posted
on this blog about a very unusual photograph that I had come across
while doing research for one of my Marienstadt stories. It was an old carte de vista from around 1880 of a bearded lady in an
elaborate gown with the information ...
In August of 2010 I posted on this blog about a very unusual photograph that I had come across while doing research for one of my Marienstadt stories. It was an old carte de vista from around 1880 of a bearded lady in an elaborate gown with the information that she was a “Mrs. A Myers” from Elk ...
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Meet Tristan Hancock: #ImaginaryFriends
Tristan Hancock is a fisherman who is teaching himself to carve. He's always been known as a loner but when he takes his carvings to Minerva Light, who owns a popular shop on the waterfront, that changes. Tristan and Minerva are two very unique people who a...
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Ulysses S. Grant vs. the Vampire #AuthorLove
This excerpt from Roland Yeomans's The Not-So-Innocents Abroad  is guaranteed to draw you in! Enjoy! It
is 1867 in an America a layer of existence from this one. General
Sherman was denied his march through Georgia by forces beyond his
ken. Abraham Lincoln ...
It is 1867 in an America a layer of existence from this one. General Sherman was denied his march through Georgia by forces beyond his ken. Abraham Lincoln was never assassinated though he wishes he had been killed instead of his beloved Mary. The battered Indian tribes of America have a strange ...
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Meet Gibby Stauffer #ImaginaryFriends
Gibby is the mayor of Marienstadt. He never wanted to be mayor--he wanted to play professional basketball. In this excerpt from The Bucktail Cap in the Trunk , we see how things went awry. There were a lot of days when Gilbert Stauffer—known to everyone in ...
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Meet Henry Werner #ImaginaryFriends
Yes, this is British actor, Iain Glenn but I think in this picture he looks as much like my Henry as is possible. I have a confession to make: I'm in love with Henry. Chief of Police Henry Werner is the central figure in most of my Marienstadt stories in bo...
I have a confession to make: I'm in love with Henry. Chief of Police Henry Werner is the central figure in most of my Marienstadt stories in both The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall, The Christmas Daughter, The Bucktail Cap in the Trunk, and The Legend. He is a big, blond, handsome man whose rakish ...
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Meet Elizabeth Payne of Damselfly Studio #ArtistLove
I met Elizabeth Ann Payne through a mutual friend on Facebook. I was introduced to her lovely work when I received a set of stitch markers much like the ones shown here. She has two Etsy stores and I know you will love what she has to offer! I am a Central ...
I met Elizabeth Ann Payne through a mutual friend on Facebook. I was introduced to her lovely work when I received a set of stitch markers much like the ones shown here. She has two Etsy stores and I know you will love what she has to offer! I am a Central PA native, a graduate from Endicott ...
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The A to Z blogging has been completed for April 2016. I was involved...were you? Did you manage to complete the Challenge? It's a time for many of us to get some sleep, rest, no more checking to see if my posts are scheduled...
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For the Love of Rhubarb #DomesticGoddess
I love rhubarb--I always have. My birthday is in July and when I was a kid I'd ask for rhubarb pie instead of birthday cake. My Gram Werner had the best rhubarb plant. She said it was descendant of the rhubarb her father brought from the Old Country and for...
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Erie's #Vampire Crypt: #GhostStories #Paranormal
The story I am working on
these days, the third in my Halcyon Beach Chronicles , involves a lot
of local legends, something I am passionately fond of. All my Halcyon  Beach stories involve ghosts. My ghosts were once in love but they
loved the wrong person ...
The story I am working on these days, the third in my Halcyon Beach Chronicles, involves a lot of local legends, something I am passionately fond of. All my Halcyon Beach stories involve ghosts. My ghosts were once in love but they loved the wrong person and, consequently, now, ...
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Cheesy Vegetable Patties #DomesticGoddess
Vegetable patties are a delicious way to serve vegetables that even vegetable haters learn to love. These are made with cauliflower but I've made them with all kinds of squash, broccoli, corn, potatoes, asparagus, and vegetable mixtures, too. Be brave!!! Ch...
Vegetable patties are a delicious way to serve vegetables that even vegetable haters learn to love. These are made with cauliflower but I've made them with all kinds of squash, broccoli, corn, potatoes, asparagus, and vegetable mixtures, too. Be brave!!! Cheesy Cauliflower Patties ...
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Kathleen Valentine was born and grew up in the Allegheny Highlands of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in The Arts and worked for over twenty years in the art/marketing departments of high-tech corporations. Since 2003 she has run her own design business, Valentine-Design.com. She is the author of "Fry Bacon. Add Onions", a cookbook/memoir of growing up Pennsylvania Dutch, as well as 4 novels, several novelettes and short story collections, and knitting instruction books. She has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 Author in Horror. Her novellas, "The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic" and "Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter" were Amazon Top Ten Best Sellers in Horror and Ghost Stories for over 20 weeks. Her blog at KathleenValentine.com has been read by thousands of readers since its beginning in July 2005. She currently lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, and is writing every day.
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