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C.J. Shane

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I'm an artist and a writer, and I alternate between writing and painting. My paintings are abstract landscapes in oil, and I also do mixed-media work. I write mystery-suspense: Letty Valdez Mysteries, and Cat Miranda Mysteries. Sometimes I combine words and images in my artist's books. Learn more and see my art here: http://www.cjshane.com/
I publish a monthly newsletter that covers Art, Books, and the Natural World. Sign up here: https://www.cjshane.com/contactnewsle... Also I have small artworks, jewelry, malas, and autographed paperback copies of my books at my Etsy site: Baja Arizona Treasures here:
Find me on Twitter: Twitter @CJShaneArtBooks and on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/CJShaneinTu.

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Cat Miranda Interview

Cat Miranda, gallerista and amateur sleuth in Bisbee, Arizona, is interviewed in Anastasia Pollack's latest blog post, Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers, https://anastasiapollack.blogspot.com...

Feel free to ask Cat a question...or make a comment

Cat is the protagonist in the first Cat Miranda Mystery, "Kissed," which is a cozy mystery with a big spoonful of romance. (Hint: His name is Miles.)

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Published on August 19, 2020 14:33 Tags: catmirandamysteries, cozy-mysteries-romantic-suspense
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“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
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T.S. Eliot
“If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent
If the unheard, unspoken
Word is unspoken, unheard;
Still is the spoken word, the Word unheard,
The Word without a word, the Word within
The world and for the world;
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Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the center of the silent Word.

Oh my people, what have I done unto thee.

Where shall the word be found, where shall the word
Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence”
T.S. Eliot

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