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Friday, December 2, 2022

December 2022 Newsletter – HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

There’s a lot happening in December. Pearl Harbor Day is the 7th, the Winter Solstice falls on December 21 this year, and of course, we have Christmas on December 25th.  I’m always happy when the Winter Solstice is behind me. It is the shortest day of the year, so every day thereafter is getting just a little bit longer. But to most, December is all about Christmas. However you choose to celebrate, I hope your holiday brings you peace and joy.

FREEBIES

Midnight in Montana (Risky Research Series Micro-read prequel ebook):  https://books2read.com/u/mgjR7K

A Formidable Foe (Risky Research Series novelette prequel ebook): https://books2read.com/u/b6MGE6

WRITING NOTES AND NEWS

Unfortunately, I don’t have anything new to report on the writing front. I continue to write as much as possible, but I have no news on any future release dates. In the meantime, eight of my novels are available in ebook and print from all the usual online book retailers.

AVAILABLE NOVELS

Risky Research Series (in order)

A Dose of Danger

A Taste of Tragedy

A Foundation of Fear

A Measure of Madness

Midnight in Montana (free series prequel micro-read ebook)

A Formidable Foe (free series prequel short story ebook)

Other Novels: Marked in Mexico; Big Horn Storm; Deadly Exodus; and Shrouded in Secrets.

Thank you for your interest and for continuing to be part of my fictional and real-life adventures. Merry Christmas!

Kim

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

December 2022 – December Days to Remember


Here are a just a few days in December to remember this year.

December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day

December 12 - Poinsettia Day

December 21 - Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year)

December 25 - Christmas

December 27 - National Fruitcake Day

December 31 - New Year’s Eve


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Happy #Thanksgiving 2022

It has become a bit of a blog tradition to share my Thanksgiving pumpkin cheesecake recipe since I’m not a huge fan of the traditional pumpkin pie. I hope you enjoy the cheesecake, if you choose to give it a try, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Crust: Crush 10 whole graham crackers and mix with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 3 tablespoons of butter. Press into a 10 inch cheesecake spring pan (bottom and 2 inches up the sides). Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove.

Filling: Beat together until smooth, 2 (8-oz) packages of cream cheese (works best if softened), 1 cup of light cream, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, ¾ cup of sugar, 4 egg yolks (save whites in a separate bowl), 3 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon each of ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Beat egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the pumpkin mixture. Pour over prepared crust and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Baking times vary, so make sure the center is set. I’ve found it often takes longer than the 1 hour noted in the recipe.

Topping: Gently mix 2 cups of sour cream, 4 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until well blended. Spread topping evenly over cheesecake and bake another 5 minutes. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Here is your Country

Over the years, I’ve posted Theodore Roosevelt quotes fairly often. I find he had a great deal of wisdom on a number of topics from conservation to patriotism to doing what’s right. Here’s one of my favorites.

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” Theodore Roosevelt 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

National Park #Free Entrance Day


In 2022, the National Park Service has five entrance fee-free days where all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Four have already come and gone, but the last fee-free day will be on November 11 for Veterans Day. For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm