What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest

How do women experience the vast, arid, rugged land of the American Southwest? The Story Circle Network, a national organization dedicated to helping women write about their lives, posed this question, and nearly three hundred women responded with original pieces of writing that told true and meaningful stories of their personal experiences of the land.

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Death on the Lizard – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 12

Guglielmo Marconi’s new wireless telegraph is making news and wreaking havoc in the telegraph industry, so it’s no wonder that someone is out to steal his secrets and put him out of business. Charles Sheridan is on the case, while Kate has another mystery to solve. The book features the young Marconi, Oliver Lodge, and the gorgeous landscape of Cornwall.

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Death At Blenheim Palace – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 11

Kate and Charles visit the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough at Blenheim Palace. But all is not well, for the guest list includes the exotic, erotic Gladys Deacon, the Duke’s lover, and the party ends in an apparent kidnapping and murder. Featured: the Duke’s cousin, Winston Churchill, and a young Ned Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia.

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The Tale of Holly How – The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter – Book 2

Everyone in Sawrey likes Ben Hornby. So when Beatrix finds the shepherd dead in the meadow and suspects foul play, while the village animals are deeply concerned about the fate of Old Ben’s missing sheep. Although she’s distracted by duties at the farm and the sad plight of the young girl who lives at Tidmarsh Manor, Miss Potter must get to the bottom of this.

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Death in Hyde Park – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 10

A bomb meant for England’s new King Edward and Queen Alexandra reveals a terrorist plot and raises the urgent question: in a world of spies and counter-spies, who are the real terrorists? When Jack London, American author and known Socialist, is drawn into this multi-layered plot, Kate and Charles have plenty of untangling to do.

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The Tale of Hill Top Farm – The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter – Book 1

Spiced with gentle mystery and peopled with earthy and endearing villagers, The Tale of Hill Top Farm introduces Miss Beatrix Potter at a time of crisis, just after the death of her fiancé, Norman Warne. With help from her little family of animal friends, Beatrix sets out to win the human hearts of the village she plans to make her home.

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Indigo Dying – Book 11

Colors to Dye For, a deep-dyed mystery, and a true-blue China & Ruby collaboration that helps to save historic Indigo from destruction.

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Death at Glamis Castle – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 9

When Kate and Charles journey to legendary Glamis Castle in Scotland to rescue a Royal who has been thought dead for nearly ten years, they find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation and a plot to topple the monarchy. Their inquiry takes place amid rising British tensions with imperial Germany, adding an espionage angle to the murder.

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Death at Dartmoor – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 8

Dartmoor, 1901. Lord Charles is conducting a fingerprint project at the prison and Kate is finding inspiration for her new Gothic novel. Arthur Conan Doyle is there, too, working on his soon-to-be famous thriller, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Sheridans team up with Doyle to stymie a prison escape and solve a murder of supernatural proportions.

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Bloodroot – Book 10

Bloodroot takes China on a difficult journey into her past, and into the bloody roots of her family’s Southern history.

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Death at Epsom Downs – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 7

Lord Charles Sheridan has launched an investigation into a jockey’s recent (and mysterious) death, while his wife, Kate, puzzles over the long-ago theft of Lillie Langtry’s jewels. But soon the Sheridans can’t help wondering if the two events are connected. Horse-doping, theft, and murder among the Fast Set.

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Death at Whitechapel – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 6

Kathryn Ardleigh Sheridan and her husband, Lord Charles, are called on when scandal threatens Jennie Jerome Churchill. Her son Winston’s political future is jeopardized by a blackmailer who claims that his father Randolph was the notorious Jack the Ripper–and that the Royal Family was behind the crimes.

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Death at Rottingdean – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 5

Kate Ardleigh Sheridan and her newly-titled husband Charles are seeking the calm of a seaside holiday in Rottingdean. But when a coast guardsman’s body is found on the beach, the town is suspected of plying its ancient trade of contraband smuggling. A writer named Rudyard Kipling helps them discover a more dangerous contemporary truth.

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Death at Daisy’s Folly – A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 3

The Countess of Warwick, known as Daisy, is the subject of endless rumors about her unladylike ways and temperament. But what happens during a weekend party at her Easton estate is uglier than any rumor. Two bloody murders prompt the Prince of Wales, Daisy’s lover, to tell Charles Sheridan to discover the truth–quickly.

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Writing From Life

From the book: “Our stories must be told, so that the women who come after us will know that their foremothers were more than just the characters in men’s tales, that we are dimensional, intentional beings with minds of our own, wills of our own, dreams of our own. Our stories must be told. My story, your story, women’s stories. And you and I are the only ones who can tell them, because we are the only ones who have lived them.”

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Rueful Death – Book 5

China learns about forgiveness and discovers some hard truths about her own limitations. Grace, forgiveness, and the mystery of community.

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Death at Bishop’s Keep- A Robin Paige Victorian Mystery – Book 1

Kate Ardleigh–an outspoken, free-thinking, Irish-American writer of penny-dreadfuls–has inherited the family estate: Bishop’s Keep, in Essex, England. Soon after her arrival, a recently-dead body is unearthed in a nearby archaeological dig, giving Kate an idea for a novel–and an introduction to amateur detective Sir Charles Sheridan.

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Work of Her Own: A Woman’s Guide to Creating a Right Livelihood

If you feel discouraged about your worklife, Susan’s book will help you. It tells her own personal story—the career she left, the reasons why, the contentment she found in new work and a new life. It also tells the stories of over a hundred other women who left positions of leadership and authority to create work that expresses more deeply who they are as women. You will be inspired by these career-leavers and find in them the practical guidance you need to take this courageous step on your own.

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An Unthymely Death

These are the China Bayles short mysteries originally written for the Country Living Gardener web site, complete with recipes, crafts, herb lore, and other herbal goodies!

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Murder Most Crafty

15 new stories of criminal handiwork, featuring 14 popular sleuths and a China Bayles short story, “The Collage to Kill For.” With craft instructions for every crime!

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