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‘Angel Fire’ was published 25 years ago today

ByByRon FranscellJun 1, 2023

“Reminiscent of Charles Frazier’s ‘Cold Mountain’ … Ron Franscell’s themes involve a fresh approach to our rural roots as a font for the elusive American spirit.” — USA Today Twenty-five…

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How to recognize a toxic narcissist—and survive

ByByRon FranscellMar 7, 2023

According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder — related to sociopathy under the umbrella term Antisocial Personality Disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated…

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You might be surprised who’s reading DEAF ROW!

ByByRon FranscellFeb 21, 2023

Hollywood actor, comedian, and impressionist Jim Meskimen—the superb narrator on DEAF ROW’s audiobook—offers some insights on some beloved celebrities who might be reading my new mystery.

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Book clubs: 10 Questions about ‘Deaf Row’

ByByRon FranscellFeb 15, 2023

Does your book club feature a lot of awkward silences? Is the deepest question, “Did you like it?” Tired of meetings that are more about the furniture than the book?…

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Occasionally you'll find something to smile about in a graveyard. This week, while on a somber expedition to find a young murder victim's grave in an austere desert cemetery, we stumbled upon the grave of Curley the Rodeo Clown. We don't know when he was born or when he died or what he did in between, but we'll assume he made folks laugh, and that's something.#cemetery #rodeoclowns #rodeofamily ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re gonna have some fun!Come sit "in the stacks" on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30-6:30 pm for our monthly adult book discussion group. This month, we'll be reading and discussing “Deaf Row” by Ron Franscell. Plus we'll be Zooming in with the author himself! ... See MoreSee Less
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Mary and I have recently begun bingeing "Breaking Bad," which we never saw when it originally aired. Part of the attraction is the Albuquerque locations, but I've also begun to see it as a documentary about what it takes to be an entrepreneur while balancing family life.#BreakingBad #crimedrama #NewMexico ... See MoreSee Less
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I saw "The Exorcist" when I was 15. When Father Karras asked Regan what his mother’s maiden name was and she spews pea soup all over him, a guy in the theater yelled "his mother’s name was Green" ... and that's how I learned about comic relief. ... See MoreSee Less
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We harvested and crushed our 2023 grapes on Sept. 1&3, then let them ferment in big vats for about 10-11 days. On Thursday, we pressed the whole gloppy mixture (called "must") and filtered the juice into glass storage "barrels" (called carboys), where it is now continuing to ferment. This is what happening in the wine shed right now. Take a look! ... See MoreSee Less
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