Saturday Serendipity, 9 September 2017


Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

Serendipity makes a life worth living.


The Serendipitous Part

Good advice on where to send financial help for Hurricane Harvey victims

Paris thieves steal valuable wine by breaking in via the Catacombs. Sounds like a movie.

We lost two country music stars this week: Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry, and legend Don Williams. And yesterday was Patsy Cline’s birthday.

A piece about Walter Becker, the less vocal half of Steely Dan. He died this week too. One of my favorites.

Happy music makes us more creative. Love this!

Your Zodiac sign ranked by the likelihood that you could be a murderer. You’re safe with me. I’m a Cancer.


Book Bits

Check out my bestie J.T. Ellison’s new thriller, LIE TO ME. It’s wonderful! You know I wouldn’t lie to you!

What To Do When Your Reader Is Broken. Advice from the divine historical mystery author, Ariel Lawhon.

We’ve talked Myers-Briggs personality profiles before. Here’s some advice on books to read based on your personality type. Via Modern Mrs. Darcy. (Color me skeptical…)

Who Should You Fight: Austen Heroine Edition. Self-explanatory, if you’re in a fisticuffs kind of mood. Don’t forget to wear your lace fichu.

In January, I’ll have a new cozy mystery out. It’s a part of Carolyn Haines’s black cat detective series, Familiar Legacy. The first fun book of the new series, Familiar Trouble,  is free in ebook form for the next little while.


On The Blog This Week

Since I’m just back, I’ll only put up one post…Yes! You can make pizza from scratch. Let me help you.


7 thoughts on “Saturday Serendipity, 9 September 2017”

  1. Priscilla says:

    I checked out the Books to Read Based on Your Personality Type. Freakishly accurate.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Oh, my! That’s cool, Priscilla.

  2. skyecaitlin says:

    Laura, I have to read more of the links, today, but I wanted to say two things: first, I can’t wait to read JT’s Lie to Me; I just need to wait until B and N has a used copy ( it will be soon). The airport where Troy Gentry crashed is where I live. When I was first married, we live in the country in Medford, and within walking / bike riding distance of the Flying W Ranch. My husband was on a softball team next to the ranch, and Mr. Gentry was pronounced dead in the hospital up the road from me, in Marlton. Sad!

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      That is very sad, Skye. It must be strange to know that it was so close. Momentous things happen, just outside our reach, and we rarely know until much later.

      I’m excited to hear what you think of LIE TO ME!

      1. skyecaitlin says:

        Her books have been on my TBR for a very long time; before I knew you were
        best friends. I recently won on her books on a blog site; it hasn’t arrived. I love the premise of Lie to me.

  3. skyecaitlin says:

    I have been donating to the American Red Cross and they are collecting at two stores in my areas as well as during Mass. You are so right, there are many scammers; I also know the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities are reputable. Corpus Christie’s Catholic Charities is asking for financial donations. My state of New Jersey sent first responders ( local EMT’s and Fire fighters to Houston last week, and yesterday, NJ’s Army and Air Force national guard was dispatched to Texas, Florida, and the Pacific NW ( fires).).We remember 9/11 up close and personal as well as Hurricane Sandy

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Thank you for this terrific list. That’s what I call helpful. 😊

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