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Lone walker on Carlsbad Beach at sunset

Meet the Beachtown Detective Agency setting of Carlsbad, CA

On October 18, my new Beachtown Detective Agency series launches with the release of The Case of the Amorous Assailant. The main character is Jade Cavendish, who is twenty-six, spunky, and not quite ready to call herself a grown-up. But after inheriting the family business, Jade figures she’d better hurry up. In honor of Jade’s […]

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On October 18, my new Beachtown Detective Agency series launches with the release of The Case of the Amorous Assailant. The main character is Jade Cavendish, who is twenty-six, spunky, and not quite ready to call herself a grown-up. But after inheriting the family business, Jade figures she’d better hurry up. In honor of Jade’s […]

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summer road trip

Let’s hit the road!

Summer’s in full swing. It’s a great time to take in the great outdoors. In fact, according to a survey by The Vacationer, about 80% of us will hit the road for summer road trips. Count me in! We’ve already taken one trip to Avila Beach, which is about 280 miles north of where we […]

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Summer’s in full swing. It’s a great time to take in the great outdoors. In fact, according to a survey by The Vacationer, about 80% of us will hit the road for summer road trips. Count me in! We’ve already taken one trip to Avila Beach, which is about 280 miles north of where we […]

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Bakersfield

On the road again…

Today, we were supposed to be on the road somewhere between Bakersfield and King City, California. I say supposed to be because I strained a ligament in my right knee six weeks ago and am still in physical therapy. As a result, the trip this post was based on has been postponed. However, I’ve decided […]

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Today, we were supposed to be on the road somewhere between Bakersfield and King City, California. I say supposed to be because I strained a ligament in my right knee six weeks ago and am still in physical therapy. As a result, the trip this post was based on has been postponed. However, I’ve decided […]

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Edvaldo LL Souza, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Ain’t it funny how time slips away?

It seems like it was yesterday that I was beginning the process of plotting Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise, the sixth Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery. But calendars don’t lie, and mine says it was actually October when I started. Early October. Here I am, six months later, scrambling to finish edits. Where […]

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It seems like it was yesterday that I was beginning the process of plotting Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise, the sixth Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery. But calendars don’t lie, and mine says it was actually October when I started. Early October. Here I am, six months later, scrambling to finish edits. Where […]

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Міністерство молоді та спорту України, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Talking about the Winter Olympics

Are you a Winter Olympics fan? I tend not to be much for watching sports on TV, but somehow I found myself caught up by some of the sports. The half pipe competitions, slaloms, even ice skating were exciting and fun to watch. Curling? No go. Cross-country skiing, ditto. The last one is odd because […]

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Are you a Winter Olympics fan? I tend not to be much for watching sports on TV, but somehow I found myself caught up by some of the sports. The half pipe competitions, slaloms, even ice skating were exciting and fun to watch. Curling? No go. Cross-country skiing, ditto. The last one is odd because […]

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Posted on December 9, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

Perfect holiday moments by Terry Ambrose It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I’m glad we’re fully into the holiday season now. Christmas is my favorite holiday Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who remembers very little about my childhood. So even though we lived in Connecticut when I was really young, I […]

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Posted on October 21, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

Favorite Places and Their History by Terry Ambrose Have you ever visited a place for years and eventually learned something fascinating about it? In my case, that place was Hawaii and the something fascinating was the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893. The events of 1893 were nothing short of a coup designed to […]

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Posted on September 2, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

Labor Day Celebrations by Terry Ambrose “A lovelier day for a national holiday could not have been asked for. The smoky haze that filled the air kept off the hot rays of the sun, but it was still warm enough to make out-door life attractive.” — The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., September 3, 1894. Next […]

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Posted on July 15, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

From a historic flight to a necessary evil by Terry Ambrose If you were to check the calendar for what happened on July 15 in history, you wouldn’t find a lot of good news. There was the Mars Mariner 4 flyby in 1965 that gave us our first look at the red planet. As a […]

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Posted on May 27, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

Scam tip savvy by Terry Ambrose The phone call. This afternoon, my phone rang from a number I didn’t recognize. I almost didn’t answer, but I had sent my doctor a request for a prescription refill, so I felt compelled to take the call. Cautious, I answered. A pleasant, male voice greeted me. “Hello, I’m calling […]

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Posted on April 8, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

National Library Week by Terry Ambrose Did you know that this is National Library Week? That’s right! Those places with thousands of books and magazines and computers and… I love libraries and my connection to them goes back many years. I got an early start with libraries because my mother was a librarian in her […]

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Posted on February 18, 2021 by Terry Ambrose

A socially distanced Valentine’s Day By Terry Ambrose Valentine’s Day, aka The Day of Love, is in our rearview mirror. And in the good old days, like maybe two years ago, many couples would have celebrated in the traditional fashion—fancy dinners, candlelight romance, candy and flowers. But, coming on the heels of 2020, and with […]

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Let’s Talk about Resolutions

Posted on December 31, 2020 by Terry Ambrose

We hereby resolve to… by Debra H Goldstein, Nancy J Cohen, Lois Winston, Cheryl Hollon, Diane A.S Stuckart, and Maggie Toussaint I’ve given up resolving to do things like exercise, lose weight, or be a kinder person; so, my resolutions for 2021 (beyond hugging family and friends again) are 1) embrace my tendency to procrastinate […]

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Let’s Talk about Light

Posted on December 24, 2020 by Terry Ambrose

Happy Holidays to All! What a strange year 2020 has been! And there’s good news-we’ve all survived the pandemic thus far. Keep up the great work of protecting yourself and your family by wearing masks and social distancing until we get through the vaccination process. Meanwhile, your friends at Booklover’s Bench want to help shine […]

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Holiday Let’s Talk

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Terry Ambrose

Happy Holidays! Today, we’re sharing how holiday traditions changed over the years. New birth and Hanukkah for Nancy. December holidays for our family in the earlier days meant gathering around the menorah each evening in the dining room, lighting the candles, and then watching our kids open one of eight or more gifts for Hanukkah. […]

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