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Latest Goodreads review: Cocktail for a Lady Killer

Posted by on March 5, 2014 in Cocktails | 1 comment

Lady Killer by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a delightful fast read and such a glorious period piece. It seems like every noir writer working in the 40s had to write a twisted thriller set on board a cruise ship, which leads me to believe that they all let themselves get talked into cruising out of New York and down to the tropics in the winter, found themselves bored and in a bit of a constant dark drunk stupor, and invented bizarre murder plots set on cruise ships and tropical islands to keep themselves...

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Announcing the New Book!

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Book Tour/Events, What's New | Comments Off on Announcing the New Book!

Announcing the New Book!

Hey folks!  I’ve got some news!  I just worked out a book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a series of novels based on the true story of a woman in the early 1900s who, through a series of strange and interesting events, became one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, and then went on to do other great things, including forming a detective agency with her sisters.  I’ve been absorbed in the research for two years, and now it’s official. While I’m finishing the edits on the first book...

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Phone Break in Bryant Park

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Phone Break in Bryant Park

Phone Break in Bryant Park

  Without really meaning to, I’ve done a whole series of New Yorkers with their phones. This guy was reading something on his phone after lunch in Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. I love it that his shoelaces matched his phone case! See this and other paintings at my DailyPaintworks...

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Manhattan from Newark

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Manhattan from Newark

Manhattan from Newark

            The Manhattan skyline as seen from the Newark airport. Who knew they had such interesting views? 6 x 12, oil on cradled wood panel with sides painted black.  See this and other paintings at...

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Ladybird

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Chickens, Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Ladybird

Ladybird

  8 x 10 oil on cradled wood panel. See this and other paintings at DailyPaintworks. Ladybird is a Buff Orpington with a sweet disposition and an amazing capacity for egg-laying. She’s also very eager to sit for...

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Rogues’ Gallery

Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Rogues’ Gallery

Rogues’ Gallery

  Available for sale through DailyPaintworks Gangsters!  And assorted other criminals and associates. This is my attempt to get better at painting faces.  All 8 x 8, oil on cradled art board.  If you want to see the paintings, they’ll be at  Eureka Studio Arts in December.  The show opens Saturday, December 7 from 6-9 PM. I’ve been painting for over ten years, thanks to Linda Mitchell’s weekly class, but I’ve always avoided faces. I found them frustrating and, to be honest, not as interesting as cityscapes, which is...

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Margaritas in Denver, and a Contest

Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | Comments Off on Margaritas in Denver, and a Contest

Margaritas in Denver, and a Contest

Hey folks!  I’m headed back to Denver this weekend for the Douglas County Library’s Books, Bites, and Brews event. I’m going to give a little botany lesson on margaritas and you’ll get to drink a very well-made specimen.  Don’t you feel smarter already? And in other news–The Drunken Botanist is up for an award over at Goodreads.  If you’re at all interested in voting, here’s the link.

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October road trip!

Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | 1 comment

October road trip!

Hey people!  It’s just about time for the last farmers market cocktails of the year–and it’s time for me to hit the road.  I’ll be all over the country this month.   Here’s what’s coming up– see you there?   October 03 2013 06:00 PM — Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA An evening of botanical cocktail wonderfulness. Advance registration required. October 08 2013 07:30 PM — Rae Dorough Speakers Series, Livermore, CA The Drunken Botanist. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street,...

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More Drunken Botanist Tour Dates, and Two Plants You Should Totally Grow.

Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | 5 comments

More Drunken Botanist Tour Dates, and Two Plants You Should Totally Grow.

Okay! A few more tour dates for you. See you out there? Go here if you want to see everything that’s coming up. And as always, check these venues for full details.   April 24 2013 — Culinary Arts & Letters, Chapel Hill, NC Special cocktail event with The Crunkleton and Fearrington Inn. Details coming soon. April 27 2013 02:00 PM — Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN Flower Confidential   And now, I’ve got just a couple more drink/plant recommendations for you. Plants you probably aren’t...

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Drunken Botanist Tour Dates: Southwest, East Coast, and Where is the Gin?

Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Book Tour/Events, Cocktails | 1 comment

Drunken Botanist Tour Dates: Southwest, East Coast, and Where is the Gin?

Yes, I am still on the road! It’s hard to believe, I know. I can hardly believe it myself. So here are some tour dates, and the complete list, if you’d like to see it, is here. As always, check details with the venue before heading out. April 17 2013 07:00 PM — Changing Hands Books, Tempe, AZ Join us for a talk about The Drunken Botanist–and a fabulous cocktail made with Dripping Springs Vodka. April 18 2013 06:00 PM — Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ This is a private event for Director’s Circle...

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