In Memorium of My Beautiful Mother Ruby

By Lizbeth Hartz | January 16, 2017

  My mother lost consciousness one year ago tomorrow. Somehow I’ve made it to one day short of 365 days—she had a massive stroke on Jan 17th, 2016—without hearing her soft, soulful voice (except for occasionally listening to a saved voicemail phone message my brother Mike sent me). Mike and I phoned her every day,…

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A Hodgepodge of Poems from the Heart

By Lizbeth Hartz | September 13, 2016

A Medley of Poetry While wrestling today with what to write for Susannah Conway’s Blogging from the Heart assignment, the idea to write poetry pounced on me. So I pulled out some old poetry and spiffed it up, and scribbled down some new. And then, as is my wont, I edited and reedited, and now…

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Hawai’i Changes the Law on First-Degree Murder Again – Part 1

By Lizbeth Hartz | August 14, 2016

While attending a Sisters (and Misters) in Crime meeting during May of this year, the topic of first-degree murder in Hawai’i raised its grisly head. Actually, I raised it. My intentions were good. I wanted my fellow SINCs (Sisters in Crime) to get their facts straight when they wrote about murder. Since I’m the only…

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Hawai’i Changes the Law on First-Degree Murder Again – Part 2

By Lizbeth Hartz | August 14, 2016

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, two months after my Sisters in Crime Meeting at Makiki Library, the law changed yet again. That’s when Governor David Ige signed a bill into law that broadens the offense of first-degree murder once more. From 2013 to 2016, the offense has been limited to rare cases in which there…

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Kwill Publishing Company Launches Angel Hero July 22nd!!!

By Lizbeth Hartz | July 23, 2016

Hallelujah! Hip, hip, hooray! Today is Publication Day for Angel Hero, a true tale of crime and courage and love that lives past the grave. I’m sitting at my computer in this vintage redwood house in the green hills above the University of Hawaii, listening to songs I wrote honoring a firefighter I grew to…

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Upcoming publication of my book Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai'i, A True Story

By Lizbeth Hartz | July 10, 2016

Dear readers, I’m announcing the upcoming publication of the third edition of my e-book Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story. This new version will launch on 22 July. Also (drumroll) a demo of my song Angel Hero is being recorded in Nashville (using the lyrics I recently updated) by talented Azalea Music Group.…

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