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The Tenant from Hell
Book 1 in the Realtor Mystery Series
Casey Clark, property manager, is just trying to evict a bad tenant. Instead she is over her head in murder and mayhem

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Double Duplicity
Book 2 in the Realtor Mystery Series
Trouble  follows Casey like a raging fire.

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Missing-- Gone but not Forgotten

Based on the unsolved abduction of a little girl in a rural  Florida Community.

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Under a Bloody Flag

Kansas and Missouri were a "no man's land" in the days before the War between the States.

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Under a Black Flag
Kansas and Missouri heated to the boiling point during the War between the States. 

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For Want of a Ship
John Roy came to New Orleans looking  for peace instead he found war.

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Last Step
Last Step will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you gasping in surprise at the ending

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Kudzu shows you a different part of the South, past and present. Mystery with a touch of romance and a smidgen of paranormal.

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Wild about Florida: South FL
The Everglades swarm with wildlife from birds,  to mammals, to reptiles.

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Wild about Florida: Central FL
Central Florida has the ocean and gulf beaches much like other parts of Florida but in many other ways it is distinct and unique. 

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Wild About Florida: North FL
Come explore caves, hills, whitewater falls and lots of other fun things you didn't expect to find in Florida.

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Georgia's Ghostly Getaways 

Who is not fascinated by mysterious things that go bump in the night? Are there some places where departed souls still linger?

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Hosts With Ghosts
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Finding Florida's Phantoms
Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. But even the Sunshine State has its dark secrets. Places where centuries old spirits remain tied to earth. Beneath the facade of fun and make believe lurks the real Florida.

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Color Saint Augustine
This is a way to virtually visit Saint Augustine. It's a coloring book for grown ups (but kids will love it too.)  with an actual photo of the attractions in Saint Augustine. The opposite page is the same photo converted into a black and white line image for you to to color. It's 64 pages with 30 photos and 30 pages for you to color. On each photo and each color page there is a little about the story of the image . 

Manifest Distilling

Story and photos
by Kathleen Walls

If you’re visiting Jacksonville and want an adult beverage at a fun location, visit the taproom at Manifest Distilling. They’re located in the heart of the sports district and since Jacksonville worships the Jaguars that is a good place to be. It began in 2016 as a dream of David Cohen, a graduate of the brew school at the Siebel Institute. He brought in Scott Kennelly, Trey Mills, and Tom Johnson at first. Today it has grown to 11 staff people and one territorial cat.

Corey Gros, bar manager, took me for a tour. We met in the Cocktail Room. It’s a modern styled bar with soft lighting that uses a lot of fresh herbs in the cocktails. There are racks of their products displayed. He showed me each of their products, rye whiskey, vodka, gin and explained what was in it and the proof. They currently have two vodkas, Florida Citrus Vodka and potato vodka. There are three gins, a traditional gin, barreled gin that has been aged in a barrel similar to aged whiskey, Florida botanical gin that has different citrus varieties: orange, lemon, and grapefruit and flavors of sumac, elderberries, orris root, rosehip, and blackberry leaves, all Florida products. For their rye, there’s straight rye whiskey and 100% rye whiskey. Both aged in American-grown White Oak barrels. They also produce Single Origin Coffee liqueur and Fernet Manifesto. They have recently begun a new product, canned cocktails. And a bourbon is currently aging in barrels.

Manifest’s rye whiskey was the product I found interesting. Few other distilleries I visited in the south do rye whiskey.  Corey explained the rye as well as the experimental whiskeys, malt whiskeys, brandies and liqueurs, begin in the distillery as grains and fruit, they ferment and distill them. Rye was the whiskey of choice back in the 1700 in the colonies and then the new United States. It sparked the Whiskey Rebellion when the new government taxed distillers to pay for the recently fought Revolution. Wars cost lots of money. The rebellion, which distillers claimed was against taxation without local representation, began in 1791 and ending in 1794. Washington himself rode at the head of an army to suppress the rebellion. They repealed the whiskey tax in the early 1800s under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Ironically in 1797, George Washington opened one of the nation’s most successful distilleries at Mount Vernon.

Manifest Distillery is certified organic. The Potato Vodka and Citrus Vodka are the only two products that aren’t certified organic. The potatoes used to make the vodka are non-GMO, and the citrus is grown organically, although it isn’t certified.

Corey led me back into the distillery and introduced me to the distillery cat, Ginnie. She’s a beautiful calico. Corey told me they adopted her about five years ago when they found her wandering around outside. She was just a kitten.

I love that the still and other machines are named for Gilligan’s Island characters. The cooker where they break down the initial grains is “The Skipper.” The fermenters are “The Professor,” “Ginger,” and “Lovey.” Of course, the still is “Gilligan.” They are rightly proud of their rye whiskey. They have won numerous awards for their spirits.

The Cocktail Room is a comfortable spot to enjoy mixed drinks and taking a Distiller’s Tour is a great way to learn about craft distilling. If you have a group of 10 or more, you can take a private guided tastings tour.