C’mon Down–Downtown, That Is

First Friday Night Walk brings out the best in St. Augustine. What a wonderful, casual way to enjoy this amazing town. Stroll the streets, visit the shops and don't forget to stop at Anastasia Books and say hi ...
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Come For A Stroll!

First Friday Night Walk is  the idea time to enjoy St. Augustine's unique atmosphere. While you're out and about, be sure to stop by  Anastasia Books on King Street next to the Zorayda Castle. I'll be there fro...
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First Friday Fun

Stop by Anastasia Books on King Street next to the Zorada Castle on Friday between 5 and 7 and I'll be happy to sign copies of Deadly Listings and Above the Fold. If you think northing ever happens in St. Augus...
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Seven Ways Out of Writer’s Block

What's a writer to do when her main character's knee-deep  into a messy situation and can't find a way out? Here are seven possibilities for breaking th logjam (none guaranteed to work).

  1. Write a let...
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Tea and Bourbon

When Margery Kinnan Rawlings poured tea for her guest, Zora Neale Hurston, she had a heavy hand with the bourbon. Zora was no slouch either when it came to good talk and good whiskey. It'ss a don't-miss perf...
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The Bridesmaid’s Question

In my Mystery series set in St. Augustine, reporter Day McKelvey  not only tangles with criminals, she's also involved in a romantic tangle. Maybe at some point I'll give her the role of bridesmaid as in the fo...
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Hooked!

Am I the only one--a crossword puzzle addict who can't break the habit? Here's how bad it is--I've got to do the NY Times daily crossword in ink and finish it by the time I'm through breakfast. The only  except...
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Fat Tuesday and Fastnachts

No, this isn't about dieting--au contraire. On this Mardi Gras day we think of carnival and riotous celebrations. Did you know, by the way, that carnival translates as "goodbye to meat" since during Lent the fa...
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Where Have All the Crooners Gone?

The Ames Brothers, the Drifters, the Four Aces--throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s they serenaded us with  sweet, romantic melodies via  TV,  radio and records. On February 5th and 6th, The Und...
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Time Travel in the Alcazar Cafe

Lunch at the Alcazar Cafe in the basement of the Lightner Museum is always a  treat. Soft music, good food and pleasant service are part of the cafe's ambience, but what makes it special is knowing I'm seated i...
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