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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 . 

Starr Hill Winery and Vineyard

Story and Photos
by Kathleen Walls

Starr Hill Winery

Starr Hill Winery is more than a winery and vineyard. It’s almost a one-stop-for-all place. The vineyard sits atop a hill in Curwensville in the Pennsylvania Wilds. We visited recently on a press trip and met with Kenn Starr who told us a little about Starr Hill Winery. It began with his father’s dream. He started making wine in the ‘50s when he returned from Germany where he had been stationed in the Air Force. He saw how they made wine over in Germany and started making wine in 1967. Kenn told us, “We have the original bottles here at the winery.”   

tasting room at starr hill

He explained that in the early ‘90s they planted 12 vines to see if they would grow in Curwensville. Those 12 did well and now they have over 3000 vines. They’re the 23rd largest producer of wine in the state of Pennsylvania producing over 40 varieties of wine.

wineny machinery

Kenn took us through the facility and showed us the state-of-the-art machinery they use process their wine. After we did a tasting, they presented us with a bottle of our very own wine. That is wine with our names on the label. How cool is that?

my own named wine

More than a Winery

part of tasting room at Starr Hill winery

They have their claim to fame. An episode of the TV show, Fireball Run, was filmed at Starr Winery. Plus, one of their wines is named for Rock House in honor of the Cleveland County native, Roland Welker, who spent 100 days surviving in the frigid Canadian wilderness to win on the season’s seventh episode of Alone. More about the Rock House here.

But it’s more than a winery. They recently began producing, Bumbershoot, a canned fermented fruit that is available in apple, raspberry, peach, and blackberry.

atttic apartment at starr hill

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Clearfield County, Starr Hill Winery is that too. Kenn showed us a lovely one-bedroom attic apartment with a queen bed in the bedroom and a couple of spare beds for a family stay. It has a full kitchen so you can prepare you own meal to go with some of the great wine. The apartment is named Juju's Inn. Juju is what Kenns’ kids call their grandmother.

If you’re an RVer, Starr Hill is a Harvest Host property, so you can park your RV there for free. What more can you ask. I said it was more than a winery.