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The Tenant from Hell
Book 1 in the Realtor Mystery Series
Casey Clark, property manager, is just trying to evict a bad tenant. Instead she is over her head in murder and mayhem

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Double Duplicity
Book 2 in the Realtor Mystery Series
Trouble  follows Casey like a raging fire.

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Missing-- Gone but not Forgotten

Based on the unsolved abduction of a little girl in a rural  Florida Community.

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Under a Bloody Flag

Kansas and Missouri were a "no man's land" in the days before the War between the States.

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Under a Black Flag
Kansas and Missouri heated to the boiling point during the War between the States. 

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For Want of a Ship
John Roy came to New Orleans looking  for peace instead he found war.

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Last Step
Last Step will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you gasping in surprise at the ending

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Kudzu shows you a different part of the South, past and present. Mystery with a touch of romance and a smidgen of paranormal.

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Wild about Florida: South FL
The Everglades swarm with wildlife from birds,  to mammals, to reptiles.

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Wild about Florida: Central FL
Central Florida has the ocean and gulf beaches much like other parts of Florida but in many other ways it is distinct and unique. 

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Wild About Florida: North FL
Come explore caves, hills, whitewater falls and lots of other fun things you didn't expect to find in Florida.

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Georgia's Ghostly Getaways 

Who is not fascinated by mysterious things that go bump in the night? Are there some places where departed souls still linger?

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Hosts With Ghosts
The South has long been famous for its Southern Hospitality. Hotels throughout Dixie vie with one another to offer their guests more service and more amenities. Many have guests that never depart.

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Finding Florida's Phantoms
Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. But even the Sunshine State has its dark secrets. Places where centuries old spirits remain tied to earth. Beneath the facade of fun and make believe lurks the real Florida.

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Color Saint Augustine
This is a way to virtually visit Saint Augustine. It's a coloring book for grown ups (but kids will love it too.)  with an actual photo of the attractions in Saint Augustine. The opposite page is the same photo converted into a black and white line image for you to to color. It's 64 pages with 30 photos and 30 pages for you to color. On each photo and each color page there is a little about the story of the image . 

Catty Shack Offers Help for Homeless Animals

Story and photos
by Kathleen Walls


There has been a lot in the news lately about the homeless. Yes, that’s a sad situation, but at least people can try to get help. What about animals who cannot ask for help or go apply for a job? Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jacksonville, Florida helps those homeless. Animals that have been abandoned, confiscated by law enforcement due to abuse, or just cats that are unwanted at bigger zoos can find a “forever home” here.

I visited recently and Kurt Lessenthien, Adoption Coordinator, took me on a tour. There are so many beautiful animals that might have been put down had it not been for this wonderful shelter. Kurt explained the expansion program that will give these precious animals an even better habitat.

It’s volunteers that keep the facility in great shape. I saw several working around enclosures. Kurt explained they take every safety precaution. Obviously, it works. The animals there are healthy and happy looking. They have enrichment objects to keep them from being bored. There were old Christmas trees, large balls, and other play objects in all  the cages.

Dolly, the resident cougar, is about six years old. She has several playthings but seemed to be enjoying her “tunnel” aka large black pipe. She came from a private facility.

The cute bobcat looked like he wanted to play.

Three of the gorgeous tigers in one area caught my eye. Kurt explained they had come from Wisconsin at just a few weeks old and had not been named. They named them after cheeses, Monterey, Colby, and Brie.

The resident lion, Abu, seems to know he is king of the jungle. He was sleeping peacefully atop his shelter but did open his eyes long enough to greet us then went right back to sleep. No mere humans can interfere with his beauty rest.

There are so many beautiful creatures here you’ll want to stay all day and watch their antics. There’re even some coatimundi and foxes that have been named “honorary cats.”

To assure that these refugee animals get the best possible care, Catty Shack Ranch has it’s own medical facility on the property. They have a group of very dedicated veterinarians and dentists. Along with caring, Catty Shack teaches. They offer school tours where children learn about the animals and how environmental factors effect their habitats and push some to become endangered.

You can see for yourself by taking one of their tour choices: Daytime Tours from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Night Feedings on Friday and Saturday, and Enrichment Tours Sundays 1:00 to 3:00 PM.