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Kathleen Valentine
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Sign of the Green Dragon by C. Lee McKenzie #AuthorLove
Today we have a guest post by C. Lee McKenzie,  author of Sign of the Green Dragon. Enjoy! AMAZON I love Chinese dragons. European, fire-breathing nasties aren't so interesting to me. I mean, who would choose to hang with a subterranean, treasure-nesting, s...
I love Chinese dragons. European, fire-breathing nasties aren't so interesting to me. I mean, who would choose to hang with a subterranean, treasure-nesting, scaly critter like Smaug? Hobbits maybe, but I crave those luck-bringing, joyous ones from the East. And then, there's the history.
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The Liebster Award: A Blog Challenge
The
Liebster Award is given to anyone with a blog who wants to
participate. Since C. Lee
McKenzie tagged “anyone who wants to play” I'm taking her up
on it. To play you have to thank the person who tagged you with a
link to their blog, answer the questions,...
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Meet Fluff McDuff by Paula Langford #AuthorLove
Fluff McDuff is the creation of Paula Langford  whose work I have admired for a long time.  Fluff is quite charming--I hope you enjoy  him as much as I do.   Fluff McDuff is aimed at the pre-reader/early reader age group, with limited words but pictures tha...
Fluff McDuff is aimed at the pre-reader/early reader age group, with limited words but pictures that introduce pre-K children the ideas of environmentalism and things they can do to help threatened species to recover in nature. Fluff McDuff is a milkweed seed. He is a happy little guy who floats ...
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TMI Blog Hop: 26 Things About Me #TMIblogHop
The TMI Blog Hop is going around again and I decided to play along. Thanks to Debbie the Dog Lady and Yolanda Renee for piquing my interest.  This is me, from A to Z A: Age A lady never tells her age and, even if she did, she would tell the age she prefers....
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Crockpot Rosemary Focaccia #DomesticGoddess
I've been blogging a lot about my experiments with my new Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System and, naturally, I spend way too much time online looking for ideas. On Pinterest (which is highly addictive) I kept seeing recipes for crockpot bread so I got a bright ide...
I've been blogging a lot about my experiments with my new Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System and, naturally, I spend way too much time online looking for ideas. On Pinterest (which is highly addictive) I kept seeing recipes for crockpot bread so I got a bright idea. This could not be easier.
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Twenty Years of Fiesta: Viva San Pietro
One of the first things I
learned about Gloucester when I moved here twenty years ago is that
there is no point in making much in the way of plans for the last
weekend in June—unless you plan to be gone from Thursday to Monday
and who would want to do that....
One of the first things I learned about Gloucester when I moved here twenty years ago is that there is no point in making much in the way of plans for the last weekend in June—unless you plan to be gone from Thursday to Monday and who would want to do that. The last weekend in June is devoted to ...
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Jean Laffite: More About My Invented Ancestor
The always gorgeous Jason Momoa as Jean Laffite in Comedy Central's Drunk History My father was a
story-teller of the first order. In fact I come from a long line of
storytellers so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I turned
into a storyteller, t...
My father was a story-teller of the first order. In fact I come from a long line of storytellers so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I turned into a storyteller, too. But Dad... Dad was shameless and woe betide the most gullible of his children, because it has gotten me into trouble ...
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The Legendary Howard Blackburn: Gloucester Hero
As I am writing this on
Saturday, July 16, 2016, the Cape Ann Rowing Club's annual Blackburn Challenge is in progress. It is a grueling race that involves rowing
or paddling small sea craft on a twenty mile course circumnavigating
Cape Ann in the open sea. ...
As I am writing this on Saturday, July 16, 2016, the Cape Ann Rowing Club's annual Blackburn Challenge is in progress. It is a grueling race that involves rowing or paddling small sea craft on a twenty mile course circumnavigating Cape Ann in the open sea. Many people who live in coastal ...
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The Legendary Fisherman's Sweater
There are few items of
clothing more evocative and more distinctive than the legendary
fisherman's sweater. The two most common types are the Aran sweater,
first developed in the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland,
and the Guernsey sweater from the ...
There are few items of clothing more evocative and more distinctive than the legendary fisherman's sweater. The two most common types are the Aran sweater, first developed in the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, and the Guernsey sweater from the Channel Island by that name between ...
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A Difficult Anniversary: Gettysburg and Hemingway
One hundred and
fifty-three years ago today, the Battle of Gettysburg raged in the
fields surrounding a town not far from where I grew up. Fifty-five
years ago today, Ernest Hemingway, the man whose work has influenced
me more as a writer than anyone else, ...
One hundred and fifty-three years ago today, the Battle of Gettysburg raged in the fields surrounding a town not far from where I grew up. Fifty-five years ago today, Ernest Hemingway, the man whose work has influenced me more as a writer than anyone else, took his own life.
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Meet James Oliver #ArtistLove
Not long after I moved to Gloucester I noticed the most amazing drawings in various publications. They were so detailed and so beautifully rendered that I could not help but take note. Eventually I learned they were done by James Oliver. I've admired his wo...
Not long after I moved to Gloucester I noticed the most amazing drawings in various publications. They were so detailed and so beautifully rendered that I could not help but take note. Eventually I learned they were done by James Oliver. I've admired his work for such a long time that I'm ...
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Syd & Tempest Do Fiesta! #ImaginaryFriends
In honor of Fiesta I am posting a selection from my novel  Depraved Heart . Art curator Tempest Hobbs has been hired by convicted killer and former NFL star Syd Jupiter to catalog the art collection his daughter has inherited from her great-grandfather. Tem...
In honor of Fiesta I am posting a selection from my novel Depraved Heart. Art curator Tempest Hobbs has been hired by convicted killer and former NFL star Syd Jupiter to catalog the art collection his daughter has inherited from her great-grandfather. Tempest knows about Syd's past but is still ...
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A Teller of Tales
Introduction
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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Author of four novels, two short story collections, novellas, cookbook/memoir, and knitting books
Education
  • The Pennsylvania State University
    Art, 1976