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San Diego

by Kay Kendall



The year 2013 burst like a supernova upon the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in California. This year, not only did Mysterious Galaxy win the 2013 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America on May 8, but three days later, it celebrated its twentieth anniversary!

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by Diana Hockley


We planned our trip for months, starting with a huge map which Andrew pinned to the wall in the hallway which was the only place large enough for it. The next job was to stick pins in all the towns where my writer friends lived, but unfortunately I had to trim down my wish list. The insurance company was only going to give us 62 days and after that the cost would be too much for us. Reluctantly, I had to trim down my numbers of friends to visit, so Florida, Georgia and some areas south had to be scrapped. Likewise, Maine had to go as there was just not enough time to go there and fit Boston, Hudson and New York in as well.

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by Marilyn Meredith &
Lorie Lewis Ham



We are so excited this week to have a review of Spencer Quinn’s (aka Peter Abrahams) latest Chet the Dog book, A Fistful of Collars, an interview with Spencer, and some great opportunities for you the reader. First off, a portion of all sales of this book using the link below to Mysterious Galaxy will go to SNAP, San Diego’s Spay and Neuter Action Project. Secondly, there are instructions after this post on how you can win a copy of the book, & lastly Spencer is doing a book event at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on September 17 at 7 p.m. together with SNAP–more details below. If you can’t attend the event, you can use the purchase link to even get a signed copy of the book!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Wee Companions is a small animal rescue in San Diego, California. Their president Fenella Speece took some time to talk to KRL about the wonderful work they do.
I became aware in 1998 that here in San Diego there was no formal rescue group for rodents. I adopted a guinea pig (I had them as a child) from a dog rescue group and that introduced me to the rescue community. I talked with the volunteers and got some contact names and began to make ties to the local rescue folk.

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