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Halloween

by BJ Wingate


She stepped off the bus at the usual place, waving to the driver as he took off. Then she turned in the opposite direction and started walking. It was later then her usual time and, since it was fall, it was darker than normal.

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by Kathleen Costa


I am always excited about the release of the annual “magical” mystery anthology. The Curses and Cauldrons collection, released in September, highlights many of my favorite authors and some new ones I have begun to explore. I was able to connect with a couple of my favorite authors and ask a few questions about writing.

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Halloween at Gazebo Gardens

IN THE October 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Still looking for something special to do on Halloween? Why not head over to Gazebo Gardens in Fresno! On Halloween night they will have a special performance by local band Scats on the Sly. We took a moment to chat with Brian Guerrero Buchheim, event coordinator at Gazebo Gardens, and Mallory Moad of Scats on the Sly about this event.

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by Sandra Murphy


In three short months, Carrie’s gone from Goth Girl to the person in charge of special events at the library. She’s enjoying the job except for Dorothy’s attitude. Dorothy’s the research librarian but thinks she should have gotten Carrie’s job. Dorothy has a sour attitude about everything.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson


The Darkest Gateway is the fourth and final book of the Booke of Hidden series by Jeri Westerson. The third book, Shadows in the Mist, left us hanging so I was anxiously awaiting this one.

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Grilled Apple Crisps for a Hungry Halloween

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by Dylan Bartlett


When autumn comes around each year, Halloween is on everyone’s mind. We all look forward to dressing up with friends and family for a night, especially when there’s a party involved.

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by Elaine Faber


“If I’ve told you once,” Papa Red Warty Thing said. “I’ve told you a dozen times not to stray so far way. Look at you. You’re already at the end of your tendrils and into the road. The tractor is coming. You’ll be smashed flatter than a fritter!”

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by Sandra Murphy


Val Deniston runs the café inside the local gym. Members go for the burn and then for smoothies, lunch, and dessert. Off hours, she caters for dinner parties. Dorothy, an old friend of Val’s granddad has opened a bookstore and asked for catering for the store’s Halloween party. It’s a fun night, vampire filled, with customers dressed like characters from favorite books.

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by Jim Mulligan


It’s full steam ahead for the Hillcrest & Wahtoke Railroad in Reedley, opened to the public along with the Hillcrest Pumpkin Patch on September 28 for the 2019 fall season. Most people don’t realize how much work goes into keeping the railroad in tip-top shape, ready to welcome passengers. While the locomotives, train cars, and track are all just a fraction of the size of a standard railroad, it is a real railroad.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Nancy Cole Silverman


Once the Psychic to the Stars with a celebrity client base built over thirty years, Misty Dawn’s business has diminished from its lofty status as a consultant to both the FBI and the First Lady. Relying on one of her most frequent customers Darlene Thorne, Misty takes up the realtor’s offer to housesit her late brother’s Southern California home until it can be sold.

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by Sunny Frazier


This month we celebrate Halloween. Several authors put out seasonal books ahead of time, but I saved them up for this column. Have scary fun with them!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson


Deadly Rising is the second book in Jeri Westerson’s new fantasy Booke of the Hidden series featuring tea and herb shop owner Kylie Strange. The series takes place in Moody Bog, Maine.

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by Nancy Brewka-Clark



When Lemuel Kittredge came to, he was high, high up, lying in a drafty cage of planks and rusty pipes.
Weak sunlight drifted in like smoke through cracks in three of the walls. The fourth wall had been mostly window but now it was just a giant, rectangular hole, paneless and raw where birds and small climbing animals had chewed and pecked at the rotting wood.

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