Dear Reader, I admit it; I felt a bit salty when our older daughter pointed out in a Skype call that I've been complaining about having trouble with find walking shoes--as in, practical tennis shoes--for years. Upon reflection, though, I had to admit... she was right....
Happy Independent Bookstore Day!
Dear Reader: I'm grateful that you read books--my books, other writers' books--wherever you may get them: online vendors, brick-and-mortar bookstores, libraries, swapped with a friend. But today is Independent Bookstore Day, and I can't help but give a big old "THANK...
Here’s how I’m doing in the Pandemic. How are you?
Dear reader, I recently wrote a guest post for the "Raw Data: Living in the Fallout from the Coronavirus" Blog project. (It's under my other name.) Here's a link: https://rawdatafalloutfromthecoronavirus.blogspot.com/2020/08/imagine-short.html It's all about the ways...
Sanity Check: “Let Memories Unfurl”
“…I took the only sensible course of action. I joined my Great Aunt Cassie in a good old-fashioned cry.”
Sanity Check: “Interviewing” an Amoeba Regarding the Purpose of Life
Finding purpose… through an ‘interview’ with an Amoeba
More about Maude Collins, the Real-Life Inspiration for Lily Ross
The story of the true-life inspiration (Maude Collins, Ohio’s first female sheriff in 1925) for Lily Ross.
Writing and Baking in the Time of COVID-19
In the midst of a pandemic, be gentle and kind yourself and your emotions–even if you get teary-eyed over dry milk. (And a muffin recipe!)
Meeting A Reader My Aunt Once Mentored
Through THE WIDOWS, I connected with a reader who was mentored by my Aunt Opal.
Memories of “Mystery On Hopkins Island” at Bouchercon 2019
My grandmother gave me a mystery novel when I was twelve. It changed the direction of my young life–in many ways.
What are you creating?
What are you creating? A powerful question.