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<em>She Left</em> By Stacie Grey: Review/Giveaway/Interview

She Left By Stacie Grey: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by J.M. Landon


She Left is a locked room mystery, with a limited number of characters that the reader gets to know intimately. In a special nod to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, the characters are invited to a remote location by a well-known journalist who wants to interview each of them about a mass murder that happened 20 years ago. Upon arrival, they don’t find a journalist, they find the crazed mother of the young man that confessed to the crime of setting off a bomb then knifing survivors.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: June 2024

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: June 2024

by Matt Lubbers-Moore


Welcome to Pride 2024!! Be safe! Be vigilant! Celebrate who you are!!
On a book-related topic, I am a part of a lot of book Facebook groups and one question that consistently comes up is what to do about bad smelling books. Most of the time it’s a book that belonged to their nine-pack-of-cigarettes-a-day grandmother and they just can’t bear to part with it.

Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Mark Luzania

Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Mark Luzania

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Over the last few months, we have interviewed several of the board members of Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC). This week is the last of those interviews as we chat with Mark Luzania, who is a past board president, and current member. Those who live in Reedley may also know Mark as a local dentist.

A Deep Dive into Anxiety and the Paths to Light

A Deep Dive into Anxiety and the Paths to Light

by Staff


Anxiety is a silent whisper in the lives of many, an unseen force that shapes actions, thoughts, and experiences. It's the common thread in many stories, often hidden behind a mask of normalcy. This exploration into anxiety is not just a discussion about its pervasiveness but an earnest effort to understand its roots, myriad manifestations, and, importantly, the avenues for help and healing.

How to Properly Keep a House Clean with Pets?

How to Properly Keep a House Clean with Pets?

by staff


It's hard to argue with the fact that pets fill the home with life. They are fed, cared for, but most of all, they are loved. As a rule, four-legged friends reciprocate. So, it comes as no surprise that owners willingly turn a blind eye to the additional costs of time and effort appearing on cleaning. The thing is that pets can create plenty of dirt that spreads throughout the house.

<em>Molten Death</em> By Leslie Karst: Review/Giveaway/Mother’s Day Recipe

Molten Death By Leslie Karst: Review/Giveaway/Mother’s Day Recipe

by Sandra Murphy
& Leslie Karst


Valerie and her wife Kristen are in Hawaii as a way for Valerie to begin to recover from the death of her brother, Charlie, in a fiery car wreck. Kristen visited years before she met Valerie and made friends with Isaac. Now the couple are Isaac’s houseguests.

Rattie Ratz: A Tribute To Hansel

Rattie Ratz: A Tribute To Hansel

by Daria Filimonova


In February of last year, I wrote an article about my personal experience owning rats. It was sort of a memorial piece for my first official mischief (a group of rats) that really solidified my identity as a rat owner. Towards the end of the article, I stated that I was having a hard time bonding with the new boys I rescued because of the heartbreak of losing the last boy of that first mischief.

<em>The Band</em> By Christine Ma-Kellams: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

The Band By Christine Ma-Kellams: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow


The Band begins with a breezy narration full of footnotes covering the rise – and fall? – of a female Korean pop band attempting to forge their success in the States. They hope that connecting with another Korean idol who has found popularity in America will give them a boost up, but ominous hints would indicate that it’s about to go wrong.

Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Mark Luzania

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Over the last few months, we have interviewed several of the board members of Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC). This week is the last of those interviews as we chat with Mark Luzania, who is a past board president, and current member. Those who live in Reedley may also know Mark as a local dentist.

A Deep Dive into Anxiety and the Paths to Light

by Staff


Anxiety is a silent whisper in the lives of many, an unseen force that shapes actions, thoughts, and experiences. It's the common thread in many stories, often hidden behind a mask of normalcy. This exploration into anxiety is not just a discussion about its pervasiveness but an earnest effort to understand its roots, myriad manifestations, and, importantly, the avenues for help and healing.

How to Properly Keep a House Clean with Pets?

by staff


It's hard to argue with the fact that pets fill the home with life. They are fed, cared for, but most of all, they are loved. As a rule, four-legged friends reciprocate. So, it comes as no surprise that owners willingly turn a blind eye to the additional costs of time and effort appearing on cleaning. The thing is that pets can create plenty of dirt that spreads throughout the house.

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Red Beans and Rituals By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Sarah Erwin

Red Beans and Rituals is book two in The Witches of the French Quarter mystery series by Jen Pitts. While readers can easily devour this delicious mystery on its own, book one (Mardi Gras and Magic) is equally delightful and reveals some excellent back story.

Red Beans and Rituals By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Sarah Erwin

Red Beans and Rituals is book two in The Witches of the French Quarter mystery series by Jen Pitts. While readers can easily devour this delicious mystery on its own, book one (Mardi Gras and Magic) is equally delightful and reveals some excellent back story.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: June 2024

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

Welcome to Pride 2024!! Be safe! Be vigilant! Celebrate who you are!! On a book-related topic, I am a part of a lot of book Facebook groups and one question that consistently comes up is what to do about bad smelling books. Most of the time it’s a book that belonged to their nine-pack-of-cigarettes-a-day grandmother and they just can’t bear to part with it.

How I Failed My Way into Writing Books

by David Aljuni

March 24, 2021. My family and I were enjoying dinner after a show. I was working two jobs at the time, plus making my first feature film. After years of planning, I had shot most of it with the best cast anyone could have asked for, and magic had been made. I had brought my laptop and hard drive with me, hoping I could get some more editing done in the three-and-a-half-hour drive both to and from the show, but we were all in the moment and enjoying each other's company, so no editing had been done thus far on the trip.

KRL Staff Favorite Books of 2023

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur, & Sandra Murphy

It’s that time of year again, a time to look back at the books we reviewed here at KRL over the past year and share with you some of our favorites! We reviewed a LOT of books last year. All of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2023, except for me. To find my list click here and you can also enter to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Mystery Short Story: Who Squawked?

by Maddi Davidson

“This is Chet Armor. I need to dispose of a parrot.” “Thanks for your call, Chet,” Jake replied. “I’m sorry, but we don’t––” “You have to take him. I’ve called every bird and animal adoption place within an hour of Sacramento. No one will take a parrot. Snakes, pot-bellied pigs, and rats are welcome, but not parrots.”

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Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Mark Luzania

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Over the last few months, we have interviewed several of the board members of Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC). This week is the last of those interviews as we chat with Mark Luzania, who is a past board president, and current member. Those who live in Reedley may also know Mark as a local dentist.

Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Mark Luzania

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Over the last few months, we have interviewed several of the board members of Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC). This week is the last of those interviews as we chat with Mark Luzania, who is a past board president, and current member. Those who live in Reedley may also know Mark as a local dentist.

The Band By Christine Ma-Kellams: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow

The Band begins with a breezy narration full of footnotes covering the rise – and fall? – of a female Korean pop band attempting to forge their success in the States. They hope that connecting with another Korean idol who has found popularity in America will give them a boost up, but ominous hints would indicate that it’s about to go wrong.

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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Feral Paws Rescue: Betty and Fox

by Lupe Gore

This month we feature two outstanding cats who recently came from the CCSPCA - Fresno. They both are gorgeous cats who were surrendered from different owners who were unable to keep them. Feral Paws Rescue was asked by the shelter if we would take them in. Of course we did!

Rattie Ratz: A Tribute To Hansel

by Daria Filimonova

In February of last year, I wrote an article about my personal experience owning rats. It was sort of a memorial piece for my first official mischief (a group of rats) that really solidified my identity as a rat owner. Towards the end of the article, I stated that I was having a hard time bonding with the new boys I rescued because of the heartbreak of losing the last boy of that first mischief.

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Red Beans and Rituals By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Sarah Erwin

Red Beans and Rituals is book two in The Witches of the French Quarter mystery series by Jen Pitts. While readers can easily devour this delicious mystery on its own, book one (Mardi Gras and Magic) is equally delightful and reveals some excellent back story.

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New Theatre Opportunities For KCUSD Middle & Elementary Schools

by Lorie Lewis Ham

While Reedley High School has been well known for its theatre productions for quite some time, I recently became aware that theatre was happening at some Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) K-8 schools in Reedley, so I set out to learn more. Little did I realize that this actually began last year and somehow slipped under KRL’s radar, with the first show, a production of High School Musical Jr., performed by TL Reed students at Silas Bartsch.

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Master Gardener Spring Garden Tour

by Mallory Moad


Winter is over and spring is finally here. So if you’re in the mood for an adventure in the great outdoors after emerging from hibernation (and who isn’t?), perhaps something affordable and close to home that will delight and possibly inspire you, listen up.

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Q & A With River City Theatre Company Board Member Mark Luzania

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Over the last few months, we have interviewed several of the board members of Reedley’s very own theatre company, River City Theatre Co.(RCTC). This week is the last of those interviews as we chat with Mark Luzania, who is a past board president, and current member. Those who live in Reedley may also know Mark as a local dentist.

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