Mary Birk’s Blog: Most Gracious Advocate released!

Just a quick post to announce that Most Gracious Advocate, the fourth book in the Terrence Reid/Anne Michaels mystery series (Kindle and paper version) is finally out! This might be my favorite cover so far. (Thanks to JT Lindroos, my wonderful cover designer!) The Audible version should be released any day now, once again read […]

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Mary Birk’s Blog: French Lessons

This summer, David and I are going on a splendid adventure with our wonderful granddaughter. Morgan’s not only our only granddaughter, but our only grandchild! She turns fourteen and graduates from middle school in the same month. So it’s the perfect time for a celebratory trip! She picked where she wanted to go: London and […]

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Mary Birk’s Blog: Love Letters

In this age of email and texts, do lovers still send love letters? One of my friends recently recounted the story of her grandparents’ romantic correspondence, and it got me to thinking about love letters. Of course, I went to the internet and found there are entire books written on the subject! Not only that, […]

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Mary Birk’s Blog: Joy in the Morning

Who hasn’t felt it when you’ve opened your eyes in the morning? That feeling of hope, of a new chance, a new day, a new beginning? “Weeping may spend the night, But there is Joy in the Morning.” The proverb seems a little dark, seeming to require suffering before happiness. We want to skip the […]

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Game of Thrones in the Garden

My husband calls our garden Hell’s Two-and-a-Half Acres. I choose to ignore this insult to our little Colorado Westeros, as he does the (mountain) lion’s share of the hard work. Secretly, I totally get it. All winter, though, everything looks great, so long as it snows and covers everything with a marshmallow fluff blanket. I […]

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Perfect Fall Weekend – Roasted Green Chiles

Today David and I made our annual trip to Nick’s Garden Center, our favorite place to get our yearly supply of roasted green chiles. (We usually get five to six bushels, mixing up the varieties each year, though our favorite are probably Ancho chiles.) Skipping breakfast in favor of piping hot ears of Olathe sweet […]

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