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Four Of The Most Effective Herbs For Stress Relief

by Esme Addison My novel, A Spell For Trouble is set in an herbal apothecary. But I didn't choose that location because I thought it was cute and charming (I mean, it is all of those things, of course!). I selected it because I personally have an interest in herbal remedies. I use them all. … Continue reading Four Of The Most Effective Herbs For Stress Relief

Seven Enchanting Cozy Mysteries That Will Bring Magic Into Your Life

by Esme Addison Who doesn't need a little magic or otherworldliness in their life? I know I do - and that's why I love enchanting mysteries with fanciful elements of magic or the paranormal. Over the years, I've amassed a list of my favorite cozy mysteries with supernatural elements. The list includes witches who make … Continue reading Seven Enchanting Cozy Mysteries That Will Bring Magic Into Your Life

Introducing The Mermaid Of Warsaw

by Esme Addison Lately, I've been discussing my new book A Spell For Trouble, because... well, it's coming out soon. (May 12th! Wherever books are sold!) and the number one question I get is... So, why mermaids?" Okay, let's back up a bit. I've written a cozy mystery set on the beach in North Carolina … Continue reading Introducing The Mermaid Of Warsaw

Five Polish Desserts You Need In Your Life

by Esme Addison When most people think of Polish culture, they probably think of Polish food first. If you live near a large Polish community or have Polish family, you've probably had some great kielbasa, freshly made pierogis or zupa ogórkowa - creamy dill pickle soup (my personal favorite dish of all!!!) But I also think … Continue reading Five Polish Desserts You Need In Your Life

Expand Your Horizons With Five Cozy Mysteries That Explore Different Cultures

by Esme Addison One of my favorite elements of a cozy mystery is the ability to easily infuse a story with culture, heritage and history. How many cozy mystery readers have discovered an interest in learning about another ethnicity or nationality because their favorite cozy mystery series features  a character they love with ties to … Continue reading Expand Your Horizons With Five Cozy Mysteries That Explore Different Cultures

Carson, Alice, Flannery, and Me, Esme

by Esme Addison During college, it will surprise no one that I was an English major. But not at first. Initially, I was a drama major with a minor in creative writing. But later, and much to my father's relief I switched to a double major in English and Marketing. I enjoyed many of my … Continue reading Carson, Alice, Flannery, and Me, Esme

S.E. Hinton Was My Hero

by Esme Addison It's been such a long time since I read The Outsiders. But I remember reading it in middle school, probably sixth grade, and just being blown away by the story. I re-read the story just like a little kid watches his favorite cartoon over and over again. And each time I read … Continue reading S.E. Hinton Was My Hero