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Halloween

by Pamela Ebel


Red Gentry pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant at 5:00 a.m. on the dot, smiling to note that he was, as always, the first one there. He parked in front of the building and revved the engine of his 1950 Indian Chief Black Hawk motorcycle. The sound vibrated the windows of the café, and the glass display case on the counter.

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Clovis Haunted Trail

IN THE October 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As we continue to cover local Halloween events, the Clovis Haunted Trail seems like a perfect one for 2021 since it is outdoors—-still the safest way to gather for a fun time in a pandemic world. We chatted with the creator and coordinator of the event Falina Marihart to learn more.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Carol J. Perry


When Barlett’s of Boston department store shuttered its doors after eighty-five years, their thirty-something Independent Retailers Ready-to-Wear Buyer of the Year Maureen Doherty knows that even a generous severance pay won’t help her for long with an apartment lease. So it’s an unexpected but very fortuitous time for her to receive a letter from the Estate Attorney of one Penelope Josephine Gray, stating that Maureen has been named as the sole heir of the Haven House Inn.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Kim Davis


Ten years ago Carissa Carmichael couldn’t wait to escape her hometown of Oak Creek Valley for a big city adventure in San Francisco where she honed her skills, knowledge, and experience with aromatherapy and reflexology through her association with friend and mentor Mari Kemp. However, nine months ago her adventure turned horrific ordeal that included accusations of “fraud” and an arrest all courtesy of her big city, now ex, boyfriend.

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by Mallory Moad



Halloween is on the way. Have you made plans for the spooky-ookiest day of the year? Trick-or-treating is fun for the kids, but if you’re a grownup who’s looking for something more age-appropriate and dignified than a been there/done that haunted house, stay with me.

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by Vicki Weisfeld


Tingles of anticipation coursed through nine-year-old Jen’s body as she unlocked her front door the day before Halloween. Upstairs on her bed was a shiny black box, and under rustling sheets of black tissue was a Halloween costume. Jen shrieked with disappointment.

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The Source Halloween Gala

IN THE October 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andCommunity,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Source LGBT+ Center’s 2nd Annual Halloween Gala, presented by Tucoemas Federal Credit Union, will be taking place on October 23. It is their fresh and inclusive update of the traditional nonprofit fundraising gala. The purpose of the gala is to raise funds to sustain operations of The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia, which is one of the nation’s fastest growing LGBTQ+ centers. Recently we chatted with their director of Development and Strategy, Nick Vargas, to learn more.

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by Sandra Murphy


The residents of Tinker’s Cove, the whole of Maine really, can be reluctant to accept strangers. Generations later, families are still known as ‘the new people.’ It’s no wonder Ty Moon and his wife Heather seem suspicious. They don’t mingle, visit with neighbors, or invite anyone over, and there were odd, flashing lights and loud noises coming from the house at all hours.

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by Joan Leotta


The toy crow I bought at the Halloween jumble sale at my middle school quickly became my favorite stuffed animal. Having just read Poe’s “Raven’ poem, I almost named him “Nevermore.” But after I got an A on the essay I wrote on the poem, I thought of my crow, as a lucky charm that would both inspire my writing and lead me to success. So, his name became “Cawse,” a pun on the cry of a crow and on the stuffed animals as the Cause of my success.

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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 Cynthia Chow
& Carolyn Haines


Following the death of her uncle Samuel, Tommy Sykes finds herself the unexpected heir of the historical Loftus Manor in Wetumpka, Alabama. The beautiful money-pit requires extensive upkeep and renovations, which is why Tommy is hiring a pair of HGTV stars to help her remodel her manor into an income-generating inn. Handsome, but unsociable, handyman Harley Jones hates the idea of change, but even he has to admit that an inn is preferable to it being sold, torn down, and replaced by a subdivision.

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by Sunny Frazier


Sample a slice of four new series and fill your candy bag with Halloween mysteries. Vampires, ghosts, and murders abound. Be careful out there and wear a mask—even when it’s not Halloween! Some of these are October releases, and some just fit the Halloween season!

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by Sunny Frazier


The heat has got us all down and fall can’t come soon enough. It seems publishers are impatient too as these witch mysteries can’t wait for Halloween. Plus, Kings River Life’s own Lorie Lewis Ham has started a new series as well!

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Happy Halloween From KRL!

IN THE October 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are on vacation this week here on KRL to do some much needed maintenance, however we have 5 brand new mystery book reviews and giveaways & a player for our bonus Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast episode that went up for Halloween over on KRL News and Reviews. But don’t worry we will be back November 7 with another full issue. We will still be posting some midweek articles next week.

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