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December 11, 2018

Hi there, I just finished writing my first draft of The Secret Caves of Lost Gold and will now be working on the edits. It is the sequel to The Black Madonna…A Popes Deadly Obsession.

But right now I’d like to introduce you to my dear friend Tierney James who has writt...

December 7, 2018

You may be wondering why I have been blogging about forgotten historical women who have made a difference in making our world just a little bit better. Well, I am writing a book about a composite of a relative of mine who came from Ireland, suffered the voyage, lost a...

September 13, 2018

Osh-Tisch was leading bate (a woman who at birth is assigned to be a male in the Crow nation).

She held an esteemed position in her society. In the Crow nation, it was not only acceptable for one to be bate, but they were often regarded as highly as being the bridge bet...

August 4, 2018

Wine Fraud Has Many Victims

Counterfeit wines are sold at many stores, outlets, some unknowingly. eBay has had a  problem with people selling fake wines, for example, Chateau Petrus. But most of the fake wines are made in Europe as opposed to the United States, so far....

June 13, 2018

Counterfeit wines are sold at many places, auction houses, eBay has had a huge problem with people selling fakes but the vast majority of fake wine is made in Europe. There are at least five counterfeit wine rings working the circuit.

Though quite a few high-profile se...

May 8, 2018

I read in the Wall Street Journal that a few weeks ago the French police discovered a cache of fake Cotes du Rhone wine so large it would have equaled 15% of the output of the entire appellation over almost two and a half years-had it been real. It was bulk stuff of no...

April 9, 2018

In my book, “Death on the Vine,” I discuss the magnitude of wine counterfeiting. On April 7, 2018 I received my copy of The Wall Street Journal and came upon an article directly dealing with what my book is all about except for the murder, romance, and roses.

Just a few...

March 26, 2018

The Central Valley, a vast, hot, 300-mile-long expanse extending from the Sacramento Valley in the north to the San Joaquin Valley in the south, is one of the most fertile areas in the United States and this is where I base my book, ‘Death on the Vine’. The Central Val...

February 19, 2018

I decided I wanted to write a book about the Central Valley, where I’m now from which is a vast, hot, 300- mile-long expanse extending from Sacramento to the north and the San Joaquin Valley in the South, and has the most fertile areas in the United States for growing...

January 10, 2018

That Simple touch of Maui

This island paradise gives you the best of all worlds.

Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” played in my head as I watched the sunset from my dining room seat looking over to Molokai. From one side of the mountaintop, I could see the black sands tha...

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