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Book 8 in my zoo cozy mystery short story series

Book 8 in my zoo cozy mystery short story series is going live! This one’s set at the Tampa zoo; I visited there with my sister. The cutie is a bontebok. Next up in this series will be the trip I made with Bob and James (and James’ girlfriend) to the Capron Park Zoo in Massachusetts :). That’s where Bob took that award-winning snake photo. Hmmm … maybe the plot should feature the snake …

FREE Massachusetts murder mystery

I just made a minor tweak to my FREE Massachusetts murder mystery. One of the benefits of self-publishing is you can tweak for as long as you wish :). It’s loading live! I’ll give a free ebook of mine of your choice to any of the readers who have the existing copy, if they can spot what geographical mistake I made somewhere in chapters 1-10 :). It’s probably something only Suttonians would spot …

http://www.amazon.com/Aspen-Allegations-Sutton-Massachusetts-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00BO0K7ZI/

Wax Tablets in Medieval Times

Did you know wax tablets were used from 2000BC through to the 1800s for note-taking? They were heavily used in the medieval era. I have a few of my reviews lambasting me for including this “anachronistic” item – which baffles me. The steady, continuous use of the wax tablet is well documented. I’m now updating my book’s initial description, intro pages, and appendices to cover the wax tablet usage in more detail, if there are really people out there who feel strongly that wax tablets weren’t in use for some reason. It just baffles me – I didn’t think this was something I’d have to explain in this level of detail.

Here’s the book, where a character does use a wax tablet …

https://www.amazon.com/Knowing-Yourself-Medieval-Romance-Glastonbury-ebook/dp/B006JDEK0I/

Here’s just one of countless historical images showing people from all time periods using wax tablets –

And a whole article about wax tablet usage in Medieval times –

https://www.bl.uk/eblj/1994articles/pdf/article1.pdf

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