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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur

Marilyn Meredith interviews mystery author Sally Carpenter, whose first book was just released. Terrance Mc Arthur reviews the book, The Baffled Beatlemaniac, and at the end of this article is a chance to win a copy.


by Lorie Lewis Ham &
Terell Byrd

Lorie Lewis Ham interviews mystery author and Jazz singer Barbara Reed and Terell Byrd reviews her new book Harmonic Deception. At the end of this post is a chance to win a copy of the book.


by James Garcia Jr.

I first met brother and sister, Nicholas and Kara McIntyre, in Reedley, California, where we attended Community Christian Fellowship Church together. As often happens, life intervened and my family and I began attending church near our home in Kingsburg. However, I “bumped” into both of them once again on Facebook as they began doing PR for the band that they had put together, The Autumn Lo.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham

Fresno actor and director Karan Johnson has not only been a big part of the local theatre community for years, but also has a heart for animals—working not only with therapy dogs but also the local zoo.


by Amanda Hager

Joyce Funda a junior at RHS and the smartest person I know. She said in our interview that if she could change her past she would have joined more clubs and sports earlier in high school. I laughed because I think she is involved with enough already! But that is Joyce for you, she never gives up, she is constantly involved and nothing is too big or too hard for her. She is an academic inspiration and I can’t wait to see what she does later in life.


by Tom Sims

If you ask the Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley to describe Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM), prepare to hear stories. For Stanley, it is the story that makes the ministry, the story of short term assignment that became a life time labor of love, stories of the aspirations of new Americans, stories of hopes and dreams, and stories of the struggle to adjust to a new culture, language, and land.


by Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith interviews Lemoore mystery author Sunny Frazier and reviews her second book, Where Angels Fear. At the end of this article are details on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of both of her books!


by Marilyn Meredith & Stephanie Barnett

Marilyn Meredith interviews mystery author Robert (RJ) McDonnell and Stephanie Barnett reviews his latest book, Rock & Roll Rip-Off, the latest in his Rock & Roll mystery series. At the end of this article are details on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book!


by Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith interviews Victoria Heckman, Sisters in Crime-Central Coast Chapter President, Author of the K.O.’d in…Hawaii Mystery Series, & the Ancient Hawaii Mystery Series. She also reviews one of her latest mystery novels, Kapu Sacred. Details on how to win copy of this book at the end of this article!


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Not only is the Fresno area graced with very talented performers, but also talented people behind the scenes that make it all happen, the people without whom those performers would have no show. David Pierce, with Good Company Players in Fresno, is one of those people.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

This Valley is filled with incredible talent that often is overlooked. It can be easy to forget that there is great theatre, music, literature, and film right here where we live. At KRL, we desire to raise that awareness and one way is by doing profiles on local actors, directors, writers, and others.


Sherlock in the 21st Century

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Lorie Lewis Ham

“I am not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high functioning sociopath. Do your research.” That is a quote from Sherlock Holmes in the new Sherlock series from the BBC currently playing on PBS on Masterpiece mystery.


by Kristalyn Patzkowski

Where did you go to school? I bet you went to a school in Reedley, or at least somewhere in the Valley. You’ve gone to the same school as generations before you and the generations that are yet to come. You’ve probably even had the some of the same friends that you had as a child. Same here!

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by Marilyn Meredith & Lorie Lewis Ham

Interview by Lorie Lewis Ham, book review by Marilyn Meredith, and contest to win a copy of Dance On Fire by James Garcia, Jr.
Recently we had the privilege of talking to local vampire author, James Garcia Jr. from Kingsburg. It seemed a fitting interview for Halloween weekend.


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