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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
The South has long been famous for its Southern Hospitality. Hotels throughout Dixie vie with one another to offer their guests more service and more amenities. Many have guests that never depart.

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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 . 

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary

Story and photos by Kathleen Walls


Noah's Ark is a sanctuary in Locust grove, Georgia for abused, abandoned, neglected, or surrendered animals ranging from domestic livestock to exotic animals such as tigers, monkeys, wolves, primates, and bears. Basic tours are free but you can opt for a more close up paid tour. Volunteers, Patty and Mark, took our group on a Walk on the Wild Side tour. It’s 1.5-hour walking tour bringing us inside the first set of fences so we could get a closer look at some of their more than 1,500 animals.

iguanas at noah's ark

We started in the main stone building where we got our tickets and met George and Teva, a pair of iguanas. Just outside we met a group of gopher turtles and their peacock companions. In the distance we could see herds of grazing horses, some goats, and a zebra-donkey hybrid known as a zeedonk, named Zipper, and her best friend Doug the Donkey. There are even some bison, cattle, and a beefalo. Patty told us one of the bison became romantically involved with one of the cows.

Bushy tail trail table

 Next we crossed some grassland past their Bushy Tail Trail Table. Bushy Trail Tail Trail is an art trail in Henry County composed of small squirrel feeding tables uniquely decorated by local artists. Noah’s Ark table is called You are my Sunshine and created by Cindy Ellis. She created it with wood burning methods.

We met some fascinating big cats. Sheila and Suki are Bengal tigers who spent the first years of their life imprisoned in a truck trailer in a roadside circus. The cats had never been out of the metal trailer until they were rescued and brought here in 2009. It took hours before they would leve the truck and step on to unknown grass covered earth. Today, they have a large habitat and three dens to choose from. They usually prefer to share one.

Black bear and grizzley bear

The bears we met ranged from Little Anne, a female American black bear weighing about 200 lbs to Anna Lou, an eight-year-old Grizzly bear.

baloo at noah's ark

The most famous resident is Baloo the bear, the last living member of the regionally famous BLT (Bear, Lion & Tiger) family. The trio came to Noah’s Ark in 2001, after they were confiscated at a drug dealer’s home in Atlanta after a raid. Leo, the African lion, and Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger, passed away after some happy years here. They are buried at their habitat. Baloo was sleeping near Leo's grave.

monkee at noah's ark

There is a large group of primates. Calvin is a white-faced capuchin male who was rescued after his former owner brutal beat him and pulled all his teeth with no anesthesia. Costello and his best friend, Rusty, are rhesus macaque monkeys that came from a biomedical lab that used them for brain surgery research.

wolf at Noah's ark

There are many more animals at Noah’ s Ark. Each has a sad story with a happier turn after they came to live at Noah’s  Ark where they will receive the best love and care.