J is for the Jupiter Mount: Reflecting an Attractive Personality

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 9, 2017

Mounts are significant in the study of palms because the influence of mounts causes different lines to form and develop. Named after the planets, mounts reveal their special features. Interestingly, the planet which is more prominent in the horoscope is also prominent in the palm.1 I’d like to thank the talented professionals from which much…

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Join Us For A Cup Of Java And Mystery

By Lizbeth Hartz | March 31, 2017

JOIN US – for the Sisters in Crime book signing. Meet the authors, hear their stories and get a copy of their latest books-signed. For the 1st 5 books purchased, each day, we’ll buy you a cup of coffee. The authors: Dawn Casey on the left, Vicki White (new SINC President) in front of the…

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Left Coast Crime Conference 2017: Honolulu Havoc

By Lizbeth Hartz | March 15, 2017

I’m happy to say I’ll be attending and presenting at the “Honolulu Havoc”, the Left Coast Crime Conference in Honolulu on March 16-19. I’m excited to be meeting some fabulous new authors and look forward to reconnecting with old friends from the Sisters in Crime Honolulu Branch, who worked so very hard to make this conference happen. To…

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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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