Monthly Archives: July 2012

House of Cards by Theodore Jerome Cohen – A Review by Michel Violante

House of Cards begins with the murder of the CEO of a financial investment Wall Street company. Detective Lou Martinelli is in charge of the case. During his investigation he discovers immediately who did it. You would think it is … Continue reading

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The adventures of a first time publisher

I have always been a ‘hands on’ person. Somehow I learn faster when I tackle things directly instead of just studying the theory first…this is why I decided to experiment with my picture book Tuma: The Tribe’s Little Princess. It’s … Continue reading

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Fried Avocados Tacos? Only in Austin!

Izzoz Tacos is another mobile restaurant we visited here in Austin. Being a Mexican and South Western food enthusiastic, I always look for new Mexican places to try here in Austin. But one look at their menu, and I knew … Continue reading

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Football or Futbol? By Irene M.

Summer soccer season is here! The European championship is underway with the final game on July 1st. My whole life I have been surrounded by soccer or “football” as the rest of the world refers to it. My dad is … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Keeper, A Book Review By Irene M.

My Sister’s Keeper is a young adult novel that tells a compelling story of a family that has to struggle with conflicting needs and put their love above all else. Anna, the younger of two sisters, by age thirteen has … Continue reading

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Summer Snackin’ By Irene Minderhoud

As the weather reaches unbearable temperatures over 100 degrees and Barton Springs pool becomes crowded, I find it hard not to give in to the temptation of ice cream and junk food. So what is the key to maintaining a … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction, the best source of reality? By Susan Violante

All of my life I have been a different kind of History nut. I have collected antique furniture, jewelry, books, and have enjoyed all of my History classes during my school years.  I’ve always invested in older houses instead of … Continue reading

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