Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wilder Clan

Kate, Marilyn & Shannon

Shannon, Marilyn Scotty, Kate

Kate, Scotty, Shannon, Eric
 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Earthquake in Oklahoma

Though Oklahoma is known more for its tornados than its earthquakes, it has experienced more than its share of the latter lately. Here is a report from the Edmond Sun that describes today's Oklahoma County earthquake as sounding like a sonic boom. Though only a few miles away, I didn't feel it. During an earthquake last fall I thought my house was coming down.

Earthquake in Oklahoma


Monday, November 19, 2012

Rougarou in the Basement Freezer

 Synopsis - Primal Creatures

Garden District residents are unaware that one of their neighbors has kept a rougarou (Cajun werewolf) frozen in their basement freezer for forty years.   When a killer hurricane takes direct aim at New Orleans, Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter’s favorite sleuth, is called into action.  Before the hurricane strikes, Wyatt and N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia must deal with the thawing rougarou, and solve two heinous murders at a monastery in the south Louisiana wetlands. Primal Creatures is the third novel in the Wyatt Thomas French Quarter Mystery Series.


Please check out Primal Creatures, and the entire French Quarter Mystery Series at  Eric's Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBook author pages

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New French Quarter Mystery - coming in December

When hired by a movie producer New Orleans detective Wyatt Thomas travels to a remote, south Louisiana monastery to investigate the death of a popular actor. Was the killing the result of a magic spell, a voodoo curse, or was the victim torn apart by a rougaroua Cajun werewolf? As a major hurricane looms just offshore, Wyatt races to solve the mystery while trying to avoid the same fate as the actor.  Primal Creatures is the third novel in the Wyatt Thomas French Quarter Mystery series that includes Big Easy and City of Spirits. Read it in December.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Oklahoma Flowering Vine - pics


Edmond is the third largest city in Oklahoma. Though mostly urban, there are many wooded creeks and undeveloped areas. My office is near such a creek and undeveloped, wooded area. Last week there were eight wild turkeys outside my office. There is a vine growing near the parking lot that flowers abundantly any time it rains (rare during the past two years of drought conditions here in Oklahoma.) They are bigger than morning glories and look like moonflowers, except they bloom during the day. These flowers were likely planted by some early settler, fifty, maybe a hundred years ago. Maybe someone that left for California on Route 66 during the Dust Bowl days. Does anyone know what they are?


Saturday, November 03, 2012

Mama Mulate's Spicy Avocado Bisque - a weekend recipe

Mama likes avocados, cold soups, and an occasional nip of gin. It’s understandable why she likes this recipe. What’s not to like?


• 2 avocados
• ¼ cup heavy cream
• ¼ cup grapefruit juice
• 1 jigger gin
• 1 tsp salt
• ½ tsp pepper
• ½ tsp chili powder
• ¼ tsp paprika
• 4 cups jellied chicken consomm√©
• Grapefruit slices for garnish


Peel and deseed avocados. Force pulp through a fine sieve. Add grapefruit juice and cream to avocado pulp, and then puree. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, and paprika. Combine gin, jellied chicken consommé, and pureed mixture. Blend until smooth. Chill soup in the refrigerator before serving, and then serve in chilled cups garnished with grapefruit slices.