Hanukkah Memories

When I was in first grade, I recall being envious of my best friend Rachelle because she and her siblings received a present for each night of Hanukkah. I wasn’t shorted at Christmas but EIGHT presents–Wow! Rachelle’s parents always welcomed me to family celebrations. I remember watching her dad light a candle on the menorah each evening and eating potato pancakes that her mom had fried in oil. When her family moved to a different area of town, Rachelle and I were heartbroken. In reality, their new home was less…

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October Special

The days are growing shorter and it’s time to curl up by the fire with a good book. Looking for an exciting thriller? Please check out Amazon bestseller Instrument of the Devil ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $1.99 ALSO AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS The power grid is under attack. When beautiful widow Tawny Lindholm receives a new smartphone, the device confounds her with its mysterious, unpredictable functions. She doesn’t know dashing terrorist Kahlil Sharivar has rigged it to track…

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OF BLESSED MEMORY

Neither of us was where we were supposed to be when Nissan Krakinowski and I met. He should have been in Spokane, delivering a speech about the Holocaust to an audience of 900. I should have been home in Montana, fast asleep. Yet because of missed plane connections, we both found ourselves stuck in Salt Lake City, sitting together on an airport shuttle. Although our flights did not connect, Nissan and I did connect during our chance meeting. Ten minutes together was enough to seal our…

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The Best of the Best and Much, Much More

  This picture is the dry-erase board on my refrigerator to remind me of things I need to do. A couple of days ago, I wrote “Call Nissan.” Last June, I wrote Chance Meeting with History about a friendship that was born during a ten-minute airport shuttle ride when I had the great good fortune to sit next to Holocaust survivor Nissan Krakinowski. Sometimes someone reaches straight into your heart and you instantly know this person will impact your life…

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Books, Food, and Friends

What a great way to spend a hot July afternoon! Bad Rock Books recently hosted a lovely signing for four Montana authors. Debbie Burke, Karen Wills, Marie Martin, and Dr. Betty Kuffel chatted with old friends and new readers. Visitors dropped in to share adventures about hikes, bike rides, and raft trips in Glacier Park…and sought leisure reading after all their strenuous activities!       Bad Rock Books is a delightful shop where you can browse more than 30,000 beautifully displayed used books, along…

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