Monthly Archives: July 2012

Battling Werewolves and Vampires?–Beth Trissel

A blog visitor recently inquired whether lavender would ward off vampires. No. It won’t. But if you’re plagued by them you might give the beautiful but deadly herb Aconite, also known as wolfsbane, or monkshood, a try. And then run … Continue reading

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True Love Quotes and Images–Beth Trissel

“They do not love that do not show their love.” ~Shakespeare ” Love from one side hurts, but love from two sides heals.” ~Shakespeare “So long as I can breathe or I can see, so long lives your love which … Continue reading

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New Children’s Book from Emerging Talent Elise Trissel–Beth Trissel

My daughter has finally completed her highly imaginative and wonderfully illustrated children’s book, Skaritch Skaratch Munch: A Cautionary Tale. A perfectionist, Elise labored over every detail, as I do words, and the result is well worth all the toil she invested. Of … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Sample from Historical Romance Enemy of the King–Beth Trissel

August 1780, Low Country, South Carolina Dreadful screeching, like the cries of an enraged cat, tore through the muggy night and into Meriwether’s chamber. She sat bolt upright in bed. “Demented owl,” she muttered and pushed back the short lengths … Continue reading

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My Writing Journey and A Nugget of Wisdom–Beth Trissel

Why be a writer? Because you’re burning up with stories and ideas you just have to get down on paper (virtual paper these days) or you’ll go mad–probably are a bit crazy anyway. I have this theory about writers, those … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Sample From Historical Fantasy Romance The Bearwalker’s Daughter–Beth Trissel

Autumn, 1784, the Allegheny Mountains of Western Virginia Instinctively, Karin reached out to trace the glowing stone, warmer now. A blue-green light radiated from it at her touch. She sucked in her breath. Tearing her eyes from the phenomenal gem, … Continue reading

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Sleep or the Lack of it–Quotes and Witty Commentary–Beth Trissel

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.  ~Carrie Snow *This is so true. The world would be a far better place if everyone took a nap. “Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.”  ~JoJo … Continue reading

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Why It Matters–The Battle of Kings Mountain–Beth Trissel

October 7th, my niece Cailin’s birthday, is the anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, an epic conflict that took place in what is now North Carolina, then South Carolina, and one that many Virginians took part in.  Also a sadly … Continue reading

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The Perfect Sign Post for my House–Beth Trissel

From Crown Publishing page on FB. Go and like them at: https://www.facebook.com/CrownPublishing  

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How To Make Fragrant Potpourri–Beth Trissel

“It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.” ~William Carlos Williams For gift giving, fund-raising, or just plain fun, consider making fragrant potpourri. Begin in the spring or summer  by drying rose petals, an essential ingredient. Other flowers such as bachelor buttons, asters, … Continue reading

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