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Fresno Bully Rescue: Soleil

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Terese Shaw


’After watching a pair of Bullies that had obviously been cruelly dumped a few weeks prior, a caring Fresno water district employee contacted Fresno Bully Rescue. It wasn’t the first time dogs had been intentionally abandoned in the area, we found the corpse of a deceased dog on the same canal.

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Careless Whiskers: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery By Miranda James: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


The last time Charlie Harris got involved in a murder investigation, he almost got himself killed. He’s under strict orders from everyone who knows and cares about him to stop investigating. He’s promised—but will he be able to keep his promise?

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Books, Beers, and Buddies

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


We’ve all heard of book clubs, and often see photos of people enjoying books and coffee, or books and tea, but what about books and beer? Marissa Raigoza is part of a group that asked that same question and came up with Books, Beers, and Buddies in Fresno who meet at Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen. KRL took some time to sit down and chat with her about this interesting idea.

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Buried to the Brim By Jenn McKinlay: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Jenn McKinlay


Scarlett Parker may have been made infamous by a viral video depicting the furious destruction of her married boyfriend’s anniversary cake, but she is now gloriously happy and engaged to her Mr. Right. While she would be more than happy to bask in her joy while helping her cousin manage their Mim’s Whims hat shop in Notting Hill, the arrival of fiancé Harrison Wentworth’s aunt makes that impossible.

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Acorn Streaming: Midsomer Murders (21) & Murdoch Mysteries (13)

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa



So many streaming options are available nowadays, each varying in type of programming, devices needed, and membership requirements. I have been a member of AcornTV for over two years, and with a reasonable monthly fee and annual payment option, I have been thrilled with the diversity of genre, original air date, country of origin, number of episodes, and length of availability.

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Death Bee Comes Her By Nancy Coco: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Wren Johnson owns a specialty shop in Oceanview, Oregon. Everything is about bees, from a hive viewing post to lip balms, lotions, candles, cookies, and candies. Wren is eco-friendly and wants customers to enjoy her handmade products but also understand the importance of bees in the world.

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Three More Rogue Performer Previews: Portrait of the Heretic as a Young Woman, Climbing My Family Tree, & What They Said About Sex

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Rogue Festival SECTION

by Candice Holdorf,
Les Kurkendaal, & Steve Budd


“The first time Jesus made love to me, I was twelve years old.”
This was the original opening line of my new solo performance show, Portrait of the Heretic as a Young Woman, debuting at the Rogue Festival this year. And while this line now makes its appearance two-thirds of the way through the show, it still encapsulates the driving force behind my journey in Portrait.

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Bakersfield Boys Club: Old Murders Inspire a New Thriller

FROM THE February 22 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Anne Da Vigo


Forty-two years ago, a gardener working in a Bakersfield back yard spotted blood creeping under his client’s door. Police discovered the beaten and stabbed body of Tommy Tarver, owner of an exclusive beauty salon.

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Rogue Performer Preview: Victorian Seance Revisited

FROM THE February 19 ISSUE

IN THE Rogue Festival SECTION

by Christopher Alocern


Victorian Seance Revisited is a theatrical representation of a traditional nineteenth-century seance. I created the show in order to share with the general public what it feels like to be in a traditional seance. The seance as we perceive it today was born in the United States in the 1850s and is an important piece of American history. I attended my first seance with my grandparents when I was five.

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Puffs on Stage at Selma Arts Center

FROM THE February 19 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Harry Potter fans rejoice, we may have to drive all the way to San Francisco to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child but we can still enjoy some Harry Potter fun on stage right here in the Valley! Puffs, which is a Harry Potter inspired comedy, opened on the Selma Arts Center stage this past weekend and it is so much fun!

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Rogue Performer Preview: The Jewish Wife

FROM THE February 19 ISSUE

IN THE Rogue Festival SECTION

by Tracy Hostmyer
& James Phillip Gates


Roust Theatre Company is based in New York City, and we are very excited to be part of The Rogue Festival for the first time as it celebrates its eighteenth anniversary. We have always had a strong and special connection with Fresno. Roust’s co-founder, Tracy Hostmyer, grew up here, went to Fresno State with one of Rogue’s founders, Marcel Nunis, and started her acting career with Good Company Players & Second Space.

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Jackie Dale-The CatMother/Cat Trapper: Phone Calls/Foster Freeze TNR

FROM THE February 15 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



I get lots of phone calls, emails, and texts about cats. So many in fact that when I received a call from an unknown phone number, I fully expected it to be about cats. When the call turned out not to be about cats, I started laughing which then forced me to explain to my caller. I’m pretty sure she was wondering if I was just a bit nuts. However, I do receive many calls.

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And Dangerous to Know By Darcie Wilde: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE February 15 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


It’s London. It’s the early nineteenth century. It’s a time of stark differences, upper class privilege, and women a century away from emancipation. Miss Rosalind Thorne, daughter of a baronet, had been a member of the upper crust of English society enjoying position and wealth prepped to be matched in a relationship that would strengthen her stand in society…until her father’s penchant for bad investments cost the family it’s fortune.

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The Last of Hamish Macbeth (Almost) & A Fond Farewell to Marion Chesney Gibbon

FROM THE February 15 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


I have been saddened at the passing of Marion Chesney Gibbon. I have only begun to process these feelings by actually writing an article about her and the last Hamish Macbeth books written as M.C. Beaton. Surely it is because Hamish is my favorite of her characters in her more than 160 books although there have been many characters and books from which to choose.

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