Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Scots-Irish Healer in the Alleghenies Finds Herself Accused of Witchcraft–Beth Trissel

Can she entrust her future to him, or will fear keep her locked in the past? 1765—Full-blown spring has finally come to the hazy ridges of the Allegheny Mountains and the clannish Scots-Irish settled here can relax a bit. The recent … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Butternut Squash Bread–Beth Trissel

This recipe is made with our homegrown butternut squash, but you can buy some in the fresh produce section of your grocery store or from a farmer’s market. Canned pumpkin may be substituted but the consistency will be a little … Continue reading

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A Haunted Garden Halloween Hop–Beth Trissel

On my stop in this haunted hop with fellow Wild Rose Press Authors, I’m sharing the eerie account of the poltergeist in our old farm-house and giving away my ghostly romance novel, Somewhere My Love, OR my new ghostly Christmas … Continue reading

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“If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs” –Beth Trissel

An eclectic mix of shared wisdom from some great minds. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) “There’s a limit to how many times you can read how great … Continue reading

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Autumn on our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia–Beth Trissel

An excerpt from my nonfiction book about gardening and country life,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPIC eBook Award Finalist: “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Snippet from Scottish Time Travel Romance–Beth Trissel

AN ANCIENT RELIC, A MEDIEVAL CRYPT, A MAD HIGHLANDER AT THEIR THROATS AND TIME FAST RUNNING OUT.  MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, ROMANCE…SOMEWHERE MY LASS Excerpt from Chapter One: How in the name of— Stunned beyond oaths, Neil gaped down at the slender … Continue reading

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Lincoln was the first President to have ‘this’ in the White House–Beth Trissel

A Cat.  Which gets back to my ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get kittens’ adage.  The going was definitely tough for Lincoln.  And for General Robert E. Lee, who, interestingly enough, also loved cats.   If only love of cats … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Listening?–Beth Trissel

Do you sometimes feel you’re shouting into the wind?  How do you make yourself heard? Here are some excellent quotes. If these don’t work, I suggest barking loudly as that gains a response from our dogs. Although, in their defense, … Continue reading

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Fear of Witches in Colonial America and Today–Beth Trissel

My fascination with the supernatural, whether real or imagined, played an important role in my new historical romance novel, Kira, Daughter of the Moon. Murmurings against the unusual, young Scots-Irishwoman, Kira McClure, grow into accusations of witchcraft. Never a good … Continue reading

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Our Frosty Autumn Garden in the Shenandoah Valley–Beth Trissel

“Just before the death of flowers, And before they are buried in snow, There comes a festival season When nature is all aglow.” –   Author Unknown “I saw old Autumn in the misty morn Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening To … Continue reading

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