Friendship Pins, the Silly Bandz of 1980s

Twenty-five years ago, friendship pins adorned kids’ tennis shoes across America. When I was in elementary school back in the mid-1980s, I proudly displayed the safety pins, decorated with small colorful beads, attached to my shoe laces. Today the hot trend is Silly Bandz, a brand of silicone rubber bands with shapes including animals, objects,…

Susan Whitfield, Logan Hunter Mysteries

I’d like to welcome Susan Whitfield, author of the intriguing and award-winning Logan Hunter Mystery series. A native North Carolinian, Susan lives in eastern NC with her husband and near their two sons. The fourth and possibly the last in the Logan Hunter series, Sin Creek, will be available in Fall 2010. Susan is currently…