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Due an unanticipated family emergency—Don’t worry, everyone is okay and healthy—there won’t be a newsletter this week.

Please take this time to rest and spend time with your community and loved ones. Here’s a previous newsletter that talks about the importance of good friends and a strong community to help all of us to live happy, healthy, and long lives: moai.

Have a great weekend!

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My book THE CRIME WITHOUT A NAME will be released on October 12, 2021!

The book has received glowing reviews and Publishers Weekly says that THE CRIME WITHOUT A NAME is one of the top books of Fall 2021.

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