2023 Articles

November Events Recap

by Steven Sanchez



We had a lot to be thankful for during the month of November because of the variety of events offered. People rushed to them as if they were a Black Friday sale. They ranged from Fresno State football, to holiday themed concerts, to a jersey retirement ceremony. With the holiday season approaching, these events were great gifts for all those that attended.

The Proof of the Pudding By Rhys Bowen

by Terrance McArthur


Georgie is 35th in line to the throne of England, pregnant, and living with her husband in the manor owned by her globe-exploring godfather/former stepfather. It’s past time for her to begin entertaining as hostess, but she now has hired a real French chef...whose cooking she has never tasted... in The Proof of the Pudding, a Her Royal Spyness mystery by Rhys Bowen.

The Setting as a Character

by Devon Delaney


By way of introduction, I am the author of Serving Up Spite, book eight in my cooking competition, cozy, murder mystery series. I live in a quaint town on the coast of Connecticut. I like to think my town is keeping step with the times. In fact, we are relatively modern here. The intersections have talking pedestrian crossing detectors. Our police force has one electric vehicle. On the other hand, our most congested traffic spot has an archaic four-way stop sign that holds up traffic for an unbearable amount of time. Baby steps.

6 Factors to Consider Before Picking an Online Program

by staff


If you’re planning on enrolling in an online program or want to start a new online course, there are many factors you must know about and consider. Online programs have become more accessible than ever due to the advancement of technology and the ease of access they provide. With so many options available, it is important to consider all factors before choosing one program over another.

Bulletproof Barista By Cleo Coyle: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle


Whenever I pick up one of Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries, I feel like I’m hanging out in my favorite coffee shop with old friends! I can practically smell the coffee brewing, and my mouth waters thinking about their delicious goodies. I love hanging out with manager Clare Cosi and the Village Blend staff. I can’t believe Bulletproof Barista is the 20th book in this wonderful series that shows no signs of slowing down. Some series start feeling stale by this point, but not this one! It is just as fun and well done as the 19 books before it.

December Mystery Catchup!

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow & Joan Leotta


As 2023 winds down, we are busy playing catchup with mysteries we have not yet had the chance to review. Here are four more delightful mysteries-Murder Uncorked by Maddie Day, Spoon To Be Dead: A Shake Shop Mystery by Dana Mentink, Knitmare On Beech Street by Peggy Ehrhart, and Murder in Drury Lane By Vanessa Riley.

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno: Tollhouse Cookie, A True From Rags to Riches Story

by Debbie Crisp


Have you ever looked into the sad eyes of a forlorn dog and wished they could tell you what happened to lead to their current circumstances? As rescuers, we see this way too often. However, when we found Tollhouse Cookie, she was a very extreme case. Cookie was spotted off and on for about a year in the mountains near and below Shaver Lake. She was spotted several times running across a four-lane highway. In the heat of summer, and in the cold of winter, she tried to survive alone.

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