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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 . 

Walking with Patsy Cline

by Kathleen Walls

I saw Patsy Cline last night. Well, she looked like Patsy Cline. She talked like Patsy Cline. And boy, did she sing like Patsy Cline! Actually, it was Gail Bliss performing in the fantastic A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre and Dining.

Newpaper clipping of Patsy Cline's early appearances before she changed her name. Patsy Cline with Jimmy Dean and Dale Turner probabaly 1954

Gail Bliss portrays Patsy Cline from age 14, when the exuberant teenager begs for a chance to sing for free at her local Winchester radio station, WINC. Bliss follows Cline’s rocky career until her death at age 30. Bliss tells both the personal and professional triumphs and failures mainly in song. Ranging from cline’s own classics like “Crazy Dreams,” “Walking After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” to jazzy numbers like “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey.” Patsy Cine was a true Country Music legend but her songs crossed genre lines. She was one of the first Country artists to gain fame as a crossover singer in Pop. Her “I Fall to Pieces” made the Billboard Pop Chart at number 12. “She’s Got You” was a Country Music number one and hit the pop charts as number 14. “Crazy,” written by Willie Nelson, reached number two on the country charts and after her death it has become the number one jukebox hit of all-time.

Bliss is equally believable as the edgy teenager and the polished performer who plays Carnage Hall. The play moves along with support from a superb back-up person and a versatile band. Much of the story is told from the viewpoint of Little-Big Man, the narrator at radio station WINC, played by Dan Embree. He also does an excellent job as Opry comedian and Las Vegas stand-up comic.

I don’t want to put in a spoiler, so I won’t tell you how the ending scene goes when Little-Big Man is about to close his radio show for the day on March 5, 1963, then he receives a wire telling of the fatal plane crash that ended Patsy’s life. I will tell you it is done simply, yet it’s one of the most moving scenes you will ever see.

If you haven’t seen it yet, get to the Alhambra before February 5. Bliss told her audience, “This is my final year of doing A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. I’ve been doing it for 30 years. Patsy Cline was 30 when she died. It’s time.”

The Alhambra is a Jacksonville fixture. It’s one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating dinner theater. Ted Johnson opened it in 1967. Current owner Craig Smith recently gave the venue a sprucing up with new pretty much everything from carpet to tablecloths. One thing he didn’t change is the world-class shows that regularly perform here. Former owner Tod Booth handles production and ensures things run smoothly.

When you enter before you take your seat, there is a cozy Library Lounge. It has a roaring fireplace for cool days, and a fully stocked bar. 

Each play rates a different menu related to the play’s theme. All include a soup or salad, entrée, and dessert and a glass of champagne, all overseen by executive chef, DeJuan Roy, a graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, with over 20 years of culinary experience. He was formerly the Executive Chef at the Plantation Room at the Celebration Hotel in Celebration, Florida.

Editors note: We were not allowed to take photos during the play so the only photo I have is after when Ms. Bliss was explaining that this is the final season. Other photos of Patsy Cline were taken by me either at Patsy Cline's home in Winchester, or at the Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville.