THE WIDOWS Excerpt–Read Chapter One Here!

Publication Day for The Widows is less than a week away! I'm so grateful to the team at Minotaur Books for launching this novel into the world in such a thorough and thoughtful way. And I'm delighted to share the first chapter--just click here to read it. Leave a...

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Pie of the Month: Jess’s Mince-Meat(less) Pie

Our holidays are a little different this year. My mother-in-law passed away last year, the day before Thanksgiving, and my father this year in October. Our children are adults, and this year our older daughter wasn't able to come home for Thanksgiving... but she did...

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The Music Behind (And In) THE WIDOWS

THE WIDOWS, my first novel in my Kinship Historical Mystery series, is set in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio in 1925—and I couldn’t have written it without music. By that I mean both music to keep me energized while writing, and music as part of the story. Music...

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An Ode to Cider

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, I'm so thankful to spend the day with my husband and our younger daughter. Perhaps we'll see a few friends and extended family, too. But I admit... I'm a little sentimental, too. My father passed away just last month. My sweet...

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