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Holiday Traditions, Fish, Mysteries & More!
Each year, I decorate my house just before the Thanksgiving Holiday. My husband and I put up the tree, place stockings on the mantle, fill the house with holiday decorations, and add outdoor lights to top it all off!
I do this so when my family visits on Thanksgiving Day we can take our annual holiday family photo and it is all festive.
On Black Friday, I finish my holiday gift shopping, wrap the gifts that evening and place them under the tree. That way, I do not feel as much stress during the holiday season and can focus on family gatherings and dinner with friends and co-workers.
Three days before Christmas, I begin soaking Salty Herring Fish so it’s not too salty for Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve, I cook a large pot of Oyster Soup and homemade hot chocolate. Of course, there is always wine, cheese and other tasty treats for family and friends to enjoy.
I get up extra early on Christmas day to start frying the fish and cook a country ham. It is a tradition that I’ve done for longer than I can remember. Family members come over throughout the day to eat fish and ham with us each year. Its’ a wonderful tradition!
Even with all the busy cooking, decorating, and other traditions during the season, I still find time to write mysteries and catch up on all things writing. I write blogs, announce book releasesand promotion, register for writer’s conference, update my website, and think about the new year ahead.
The 17 stories in Murder by the Glass are Cocktail Mysteries that range from light-bodied puzzles to edgier tales with bitter consequences. No matter what your taste, these stories pair well with any beverage, each blending a baffling mystery, a glass and a murder.
Teresa Inge grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Today, she doesn’t carry a rod like her idol, but she hotrods. Love of reading mysteries and writing professional articles led to writing short fiction and novellas. She is president of Sisters in Crime Mystery by the Sea Chapter and author of short mysteries in To Fetch a Thief, To Fetch a Scoundrel, To Fetch a Villain, To Fetch a Killer, Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Coastal Crimes: Mysteries by the Sea, and Murder by the Glass.
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