Author Archives: Marion

Visiting San Rafael

Earlier this week I took the SMART train to San Rafael to meet friends Donna and Margaret for lunch. Donna was driving up from San Francisco and Margaret lives just outside of the San Rafael city limits. Margaret recommended Sol … Continue reading

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Birthday

My birthday was on Friday. Any day is a great day to have a birthday but one bonus about Friday is that it’s the start of the weekend, so you can extend your birthday celebration if you want. On Friday … Continue reading

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Remember Me

Remember Me aired on PBS, an import from BBC filmed in 2014. The show comprised three one-hour episodes as a disillusioned detective and a young caregiver tried to solve the mystery of a missing old man and two suspicious deaths. … Continue reading

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“Party Girl Jake” and the Private Eye Tour

WARNING: One instance of foul language. I went on the Prohibition-era tour of Seattle my last night in town. Private Eye Tours offers ghost tours, true crime tours and the “Booze, Broads and Jazz” tour. These are all vehicle tours, … Continue reading

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Superstition Everywhere (Except on Syfy; They Cancelled it)

Superstition aired for one season, in 2017, on Syfy. It’s already been cancelled or at least not renewed, and I watched it On Demand. If more episodes were available I would watch them. The show, co-created and co-produced by Mario … Continue reading

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The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankell; It’s Nordic, What Did I Expect?

The Fifth Woman is the probably-not-coincidentally fifth installment in Swedish author Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallender police procedural series — or, as some critics choose to call it, Scandinavian noir. Published in the USA in 2000, the book is set in … Continue reading

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Beyond the Stars; Unimagined Realms is Available Now

Beyond the Stars; Unimagined Realms is out now, available on Kindle for ninety-nine cents. It dropped on Friday; It’s now Sunday evening and the book is: #8 in Kindle Store, ebooks, SFF, Science Fiction, Anthologies #16 in Books, SFF, Science … Continue reading

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Tea at the Olympic Hotel

The Olympic Hotel opened in 1924. It was a grand, opulent place meant for the wealthy movers and shakers of Seattle. Since the novella I’m finishing up  research on has a scene in the Olympic and one nearby in an … Continue reading

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Pike Place Market

I went to Pike Place Market twice today. Actually, I went to the waterfront and Pike Place Market twice today. I’m all about habit. The second time I decided to ship something from the fish market to a certain person … Continue reading

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Under the Streets of Seattle

There are two tours that lead people though the underground streets of Seattle. Bill Speidel has the most famous one that is in all the guidebooks, Seattle Underground. There is a new company  called Beneath the Streets and I took … Continue reading

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