Monthly Archives: January 2021

‘Tears for Llorona’ play made possible by many people


“Tears for Llorona” was performed in November at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa, Idaho. The play was written and directed by Patricia Marcantonio and is a retelling of the old Mexican ghost story about a creature who roams the night looking for her lost children. The performance was funded by a grant from the Alexa Rose Foundation and with support from the Hispanic Cultural Center.

It was also made possible by the efforts of many including the cast, crew, and center volunteers.

Want to watch a good movie tonight? Here’s my suggestion


My family and friends know I love movies, I mean love.

Once my sister Sylvia–also a movie fan–asked me to list my 100 favorites and I came up with more than that.

While many of us are isolated, I wanted to share some of these and why I love them. Some are well known, others not so much. I hope you enjoy these suggestions and check them out so you can add them to your list.

I’ll start with “A Face in the Crowd” (1957)

A still relevant story about the power of media to sell politicians like products. Andy Griffith, better known as the kindly TV sheriff, stars as a country bum turned media star megalomaniac and he’s mesmerizing. (forgive the alliteration.) The great cast includes Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau in a serious role. Directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. Still disturbing. Still very entertaining.

Felicity Carrol series Ebook on sale thru January


Amazon has selected FELICITY CARROL AND THE MURDEROUS MENACE and FELICITY CARROL AND THE PERILOUS PURSUIT for Kindle Monthly Deals priced at $2.99 and $1.99 through January.

Enjoy a good murder!

FELICITY CARROL AND THE PERILOUS PURSUIT : Amidst the heraldry of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a string of brutal murders rocks Britain’s upper crust—and could threaten the realm itself

“Marcantonio brings her characters to life through vivid storytelling [and] really does an excellent job of keeping her protagonist one step ahead of the reader.”—New York Journal of Books

FELICITY CARROL AND THE MURDEROUS MENACE: Heiress and amateur detective Felicity Carrol makes a perilous journey to apprehend a notorious murderer who has terrorized England–and now continues his vicious killing spree across the pond.

“Felicity retains her feisty spirit and wit and once again has to battle for acceptance and credibility in a male-dominated society. Readers will look forward to her next adventure.”  
Library Journal