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More Christmas Mysteries!

More Christmas Mysteries!

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews and giveaways of even more Christmas mysteries-A Christmas Candy Killing: A Killer Chocolate Mystery by Christina Romeril, Dashing Through the Snowbirds: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews, High Spirits: A Haunted Haven Mystery by Carol J. Perry, It Came Upon A Midnight Shear: A Riverbank Knitting Mystery by Allie Pleiter, and Christmas Scarf Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Maddie Day and Peggy Ehrhart.

<em>The Twist of a Knife</em> by Anthony Horowitz: Review/Giveaway/Interview

The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Twist of a Knife is the fourth book in Anthony Horowitz’s wonderful series featuring former Metropolitan police detective Daniel Hawthorne and Anthony Horowitz--yes you read that correctly, Anthony has put himself in the books as the Watson to Hawthorne’s Holmes. In this series, Anthony has been asked to write about Hawthorne’s cases, and against his better judgment, agrees.

Fresno Bully Rescue: Checkers & Sy

Fresno Bully Rescue: Checkers & Sy

by Terese Shaw


What exactly is a Pitbull? The fact is that there is no such thing as a “full-blooded" Pitbull. The majority of dogs labeled as Pitbulls are mixed breed dogs, however they are labeled a Pitbull due to a few of the following characteristics. A large broad head, eyes that set low on the skull and well apart, short hair, muscular build, and some physical traits commonly found in bully types such as a Bulldog or an American Pitbull Terrier.

Pipe On the Hob Bringing Celtic Holiday Music to Woodward Library

Pipe On the Hob Bringing Celtic Holiday Music to Woodward Library

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is filled with talented artists of various kinds--painters, musicians, actors, writers, etc. Here at KRL we enjoy putting the spotlight on them and this week we chatted with Karana Hattersley-Drayton who is the lead singer/keyboard/bodhran and business manager for local band Pipe On the Hob from Fresno, who happen to be performing a Christmas concert at Woodward Library next weekend.

The Mesdames of Mayhem’s Fifth Anthology, <em>In the Spirit of 13</em>

The Mesdames of Mayhem’s Fifth Anthology, In the Spirit of 13

by Linda Lovely



Ten years ago in Toronto, two separate writing critique groups came together to form the Mesdames of Mayhem, the brainchild of Madeleine Harris-Callway and Donna Carrick, with the purpose of pooling their talent and promoting the work of women authors. Originally, there were thirteen writers in total, all women, so naturally their first anthology was called Thirteen. Since then, they’ve grown to twenty-four authors stretched across Canada – and they now include three Messieurs.

Daughtry Rocks the Tachi Palace

Daughtry Rocks the Tachi Palace

by Steven Sanchez



Chris Daughtry, with the name of the band being Daughtry, who is remembered as being a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, came to the Tachi Palace Casino & Resort in Lemoore on Saturday, November 19, and completely rocked the joint. The American Idol alum may not have taken the award, but since then he’s released six studio albums and an EP, several chart-topping singles, and platinum record sales, proving that he forged a path all on his own.

How can I Find the Best Rolls Royce Rental Prices?

How can I Find the Best Rolls Royce Rental Prices?

by staff


Do you have a wedding, graduation, prom night, engagement, or an important business meeting coming up? Or maybe you have another important event that you would like to arrive at in one of the best rides out there? If so, you should consider hiring a Rolls Royce. This exotic car is not only a status symbol but also guarantees you safety, comfort, and excellent performance.

What skills do you need to be a leader in nursing?

What skills do you need to be a leader in nursing?

by staff


Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career that is critical to the healthcare industry. When you are looking to move up in your chosen career, becoming a nursing leader is the next logical step for a talented nurse who displays leadership qualities. After all, the next generation of nurses needs someone to mentor and guide them on their journey.

Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews and giveaways of 3 Christmas mysteries, with several more to come in the next few weeks-Bones of Holly: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines, A Dark and Snowy Night: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, & Blackmail and Bibingka: A Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery by Mia P. Manansala.

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

by Sunny Frazier


It's Christmas in Holiday Bay, Maine. Abby Sullivan, the owner of a mansion turned into an inn, is busy checking in guests. Among them is a Santa with a secret, a social worker with an orphan in tow, a new widow, and a scrooge of a travel writer. Ho-Ho-Hmm, what could possibly go wrong?

More Christmas Mysteries!

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews and giveaways of even more Christmas mysteries-A Christmas Candy Killing: A Killer Chocolate Mystery by Christina Romeril, Dashing Through the Snowbirds: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews, High Spirits: A Haunted Haven Mystery by Carol J. Perry, It Came Upon A Midnight Shear: A Riverbank Knitting Mystery by Allie Pleiter, and Christmas Scarf Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Maddie Day and Peggy Ehrhart.

The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Twist of a Knife is the fourth book in Anthony Horowitz’s wonderful series featuring former Metropolitan police detective Daniel Hawthorne and Anthony Horowitz--yes you read that correctly, Anthony has put himself in the books as the Watson to Hawthorne’s Holmes. In this series, Anthony has been asked to write about Hawthorne’s cases, and against his better judgment, agrees.

Fresno Bully Rescue: Checkers & Sy

by Terese Shaw


What exactly is a Pitbull? The fact is that there is no such thing as a “full-blooded" Pitbull. The majority of dogs labeled as Pitbulls are mixed breed dogs, however they are labeled a Pitbull due to a few of the following characteristics. A large broad head, eyes that set low on the skull and well apart, short hair, muscular build, and some physical traits commonly found in bully types such as a Bulldog or an American Pitbull Terrier.

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More Christmas Mysteries!

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur, & Sandra Murphy

This week we have reviews and giveaways of even more Christmas mysteries-A Christmas Candy Killing: A Killer Chocolate Mystery by Christina Romeril, Dashing Through the Snowbirds: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews, High Spirits: A Haunted Haven Mystery by Carol J. Perry, It Came Upon A Midnight Shear: A Riverbank Knitting Mystery by Allie Pleiter, and Christmas Scarf Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Maddie Day and Peggy Ehrhart.

More Christmas Mysteries!

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur, & Sandra Murphy

This week we have reviews and giveaways of even more Christmas mysteries-A Christmas Candy Killing: A Killer Chocolate Mystery by Christina Romeril, Dashing Through the Snowbirds: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews, High Spirits: A Haunted Haven Mystery by Carol J. Perry, It Came Upon A Midnight Shear: A Riverbank Knitting Mystery by Allie Pleiter, and Christmas Scarf Murder by Carlene O’Connor, Maddie Day and Peggy Ehrhart.

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

by Sunny Frazier

It's Christmas in Holiday Bay, Maine. Abby Sullivan, the owner of a mansion turned into an inn, is busy checking in guests. Among them is a Santa with a secret, a social worker with an orphan in tow, a new widow, and a scrooge of a travel writer. Ho-Ho-Hmm, what could possibly go wrong?

Lost Coast Literary By Ellie Alexander: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Kathleen Costa & Ellie Alexander

Emily Bryant is excited about pitching her first book at a major New York publishing house. Growing up she loved editing her favorite books making notes and even suggesting new endings, so it’s a dream come true. However, her boss has dashed her hopes: Pass. Maybe next time. Could the day get any worse? She’s been ignoring calls from her estranged uncle, so he decided to give her the bad news via text.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions & More: November

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

Hard to believe that another year is almost over. A lot has happened personally and on the national and global stage which I could go into but it is better mentally heading into one of the most stressful seasons of the year by focusing on the positive. ReQueered Tales has published quite a few books in the last few months and that makes me very happy.

Christmas Mystery Short Story: Police Navidad

by Josh Pachter

Behind the apartment door, Eartha Kitt was singing “Santa Baby” about twenty-five decibels louder than was sexy. No wonder a neighbor had called in a complaint.

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AcornTV Streaming: Kiwi Delight My Life is Murder

by Kathleen Costa

AcornTV is a great entertainment option: wide variety of classics and new programs, set all over the UK universe and beyond, easy access on any device, excellent video and audio quality, a reasonable membership fee (monthly $6.99; special annual $69.99), and a free trial.

Q & A With Local actor/director/film maker Robert Jerome Pagan

by Lorie Lewis Ham

KRL interviews a lot of actors and others involved in local theatre and film, and during Pride Month we especially like to highlight artists in the LGBTQ+ community. This week we are interviewing Robert Jerome Pagan who has done a little bit of everything in the theatre and film world and has won awards for his work.

Pipe On the Hob Bringing Celtic Holiday Music to Woodward Library

by Lorie Lewis Ham

This Valley is filled with talented artists of various kinds--painters, musicians, actors, writers, etc. Here at KRL we enjoy putting the spotlight on them and this week we chatted with Karana Hattersley-Drayton who is the lead singer/keyboard/bodhran and business manager for local band Pipe On the Hob from Fresno, who happen to be performing a Christmas concert at Woodward Library next weekend.

AcornTV Streaming: Kiwi Delight My Life is Murder

by Kathleen Costa

AcornTV is a great entertainment option: wide variety of classics and new programs, set all over the UK universe and beyond, easy access on any device, excellent video and audio quality, a reasonable membership fee (monthly $6.99; special annual $69.99), and a free trial.

Mini-Rogue Is Back!

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Mini-Rogue is back and we took a moment to chat with one of the producers of the event, Grant Knutson, to learn more about it. Grant is co-producer of the Mini-Rogue, along with former Rogue Festival producer Jayne Day and current Rogue board member Tina Jones.

Missing Persons: A Ghost Short Story

by Ellyn Siegel

I handed my friend Graham a print out of the portrait I’d just taken of him and he burst into tears. He was sitting in the tapestry chair with his elbows resting on the wooden, carved lions head armrests, gazing into the near distance, exactly as I’d asked him to pose.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Checkers & Sy

by Terese Shaw

What exactly is a Pitbull? The fact is that there is no such thing as a “full-blooded" Pitbull. The majority of dogs labeled as Pitbulls are mixed breed dogs, however they are labeled a Pitbull due to a few of the following characteristics. A large broad head, eyes that set low on the skull and well apart, short hair, muscular build, and some physical traits commonly found in bully types such as a Bulldog or an American Pitbull Terrier.

Fresno Bully Rescue: Checkers & Sy

by Terese Shaw

What exactly is a Pitbull? The fact is that there is no such thing as a “full-blooded" Pitbull. The majority of dogs labeled as Pitbulls are mixed breed dogs, however they are labeled a Pitbull due to a few of the following characteristics. A large broad head, eyes that set low on the skull and well apart, short hair, muscular build, and some physical traits commonly found in bully types such as a Bulldog or an American Pitbull Terrier.

Feral Paws Rescue: 4 Cats & 2 Dogs Find Rescue

by Paula Hunsaker

Our rescue over the years has seen and been through so much that is heartbreaking and joyful at times. But there are times when you have to stop and question the human race. I have learned over time that there is a huge difference between the mind of the public and the work of rescue. I have found over time that there are some very heartless humans. We get so attached to our rescue pets and some even become forever pets with the rescue.

Rattie Ratz: Through Loss, a New Beginning is Made, The Story of Fern & Juniper

by Stephanie Cameron

With every ending there is hope of a new beginning and a second chance. Today’s feature follows the story of Fern and Juniper. They were very much beloved by their previous owner, but sadly, the owner was chronically ill. With their condition worsening, they no longer felt that they could care for the girls as they deserved, so they reached out to Rattie Ratz, a rescue located in the Bay Area of Northern California who specializes in fostering and rehoming domestic pet rats.

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BooBoo Bean Bakery and Café

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here at KRL we love to find unique places whether they be shops, cafes, or coffee shops. Recently we discovered one that also had a very unique name—BooBoo Bean Bakery and Café located in Fresno. It opened in January of 2018. I took some time to chat with the Café’s owner Jenny Rivera and the timing couldn't have been more perfect as they also offer holiday meals you can take home for the family--all of the great home cooking without any of the work.

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What skills do you need to be a leader in nursing?

by staff

Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career that is critical to the healthcare industry. When you are looking to move up in your chosen career, becoming a nursing leader is the next logical step for a talented nurse who displays leadership qualities. After all, the next generation of nurses needs someone to mentor and guide them on their journey.

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Benefits of Living a Natural Life

by staff

There are many benefits of living a natural life. We are talking about eating what is fresh and organic and living a more balanced lifestyle. That includes getting enough sleep, exercising, and using natural products. Take care of yourself with a healthy diet. Most people would agree that a natural lifestyle is easier to live and does not put as much stress on the body. So if you have ever thought of changing your life to go along with the "natural" path, here are the top five benefits of living a natural lifestyle.

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Reedley College Instructor Spotlight: David Hicks, Ceramic Artist

by Jim Mulligan

While his full-time job may be passing along the basics of his artistic and practical craft to students of all ages at Reedley College, David Hicks relishes in taking the bits and pieces of organic inspiration found in the Central Valley and creating both monolithic pieces and conglomerations of smaller parts with his medium of choice, inorganic clay.

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