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CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

September 10, 2016
CINNAMON THE SWEET WOOD

ARTICLE IN KINGS RIVER LIFE MAGAZINE BY MARGARET MENDEL Today cinnamon is considered a common spice. But a long, long time ago the origin of cinnamon was a closely guarded secret and this spice was considered to be as valuable as gold or precious jewels. This spice was so important that the demand for...

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LAST DAYS AT THE BEACH

September 8, 2016
LAST DAYS AT THE BEACH

By MARGARET MENDEL It was finally the end of summer. Well, it was Labor Day weekend, that’s pretty much the end of summer. Though we knew there would still be a few hot and muggy days before we talked about the fall chill in...

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A COVER REVEAL FOR MY NOVEL “PUSHING WATER”

August 22, 2016
A COVER REVEAL FOR MY NOVEL “PUSHING WATER”

By MARGARET MENDEL Well, today I got the final version of the cover for PUSHING WATER my novel due to be published later this year. There is still the publisher’s galley to read. I’ll use that time to edit a few things that have slipped...

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ARTHUR AVENUE IN THE BRONX

August 19, 2016
ARTHUR AVENUE IN THE BRONX

By MARGARET MENDEL One of my favorite places to visit in The Bronx is Arthur Avenue, sometimes known as the other Little Italy of New York City. Last week my friend, Susan, and I hopped on a subway and headed uptown to do a bit of shopping...

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AN APOLOGY TO MY READERS!!

August 12, 2016

By MARGARET MENDEL   IT WAS ALEXANDER HAMILTON WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE DUEL WITH AARON BURR!! SORRY FOR THE MISPRINT!! THANKS TRISS STEIN FOR POINTING THIS OUT TO ME. TRISS STEIN IS A FANTASTIC MYSTERY AUTHOR WITH A NUMBER OF NOVELS...

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THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

August 11, 2016
THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

By MARGARET MENDEL Cemeteries are filled with history. I did not go to The Green-Wood Cemetery for a history lesson. I went to see the monk parakeets that have been nesting in the spires of the cemetery’s gatehouse since the 1960s. I wanted to...

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IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

August 1, 2016
IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

By MARGARET MENDEL It’s smack-dab in the middle of summer. New York City is miserably hot and sticky. And lately I’ve been writing so much my brain has gone numb. Even though my latest projects have been exciting and fun, enough is enough. Right now...

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