Pets in the Parsonages

Pets play a big role in many cozy novels and, while my stories are “not quite cozy,” the occasional pet does make an appearance. These aren’t magical, talking critters with extraordinary abilities, but their people love them, anyway. The first … Continued

Writers and Readers: a symbiotic relationship

Symbiotic relationships are a special type of interaction between species. Sometimes beneficial, sometimes harmful, these relationships are essential to many organisms and ecosystems, and they provide a balance that can only be achieved by working together. While writers and readers … Continued

Busy, busy, busy

Well, this has been a full week! I’m in the midst of launch preparations for next month’s release of A Corpse in the Chapel, but I’ve managed to do some necessary housekeeping on my other books, too.  I’m happy to be able … Continued

Happy Day

We are officially in launch mode! Third book in The First Ladies Series now in PRE-ORDER There’s still plenty of work to be done before launch day, but the light is at the end of the tunnel … and it’s not … Continued

Second Saturday Author Interview with Sally Carpenter

Today’s guest is Sally Carpenter, an author whose life experiences give her a wealth of material for her enjoyable books. Sally has the rather odd combination of a black belt in tae kwon do and a master’s degree in theology. She’s … Continued

Kindle Countdown Deal on Bunny Bundle

The Kindle bundle of the full Bunny Elder series is always a great deal, but this week only I’m running a Kindle Countdown Deal. This set is currently only 99 cents, but it will go up to $2.99 in a … Continued

Beta Readers Needed for Work in Progress

I finished the penultimate proof copy of the manuscript of “A Corpse in the Chapel” this week and I’m ready for some creative input from you, my discerning reader. Are you willing to read this unpolished draft and provide constructive … Continued

Where do authors find their inspiration?

Most writers will tell you any intense or traumatic incident or significant life event will eventually find its way onto the written page. Whether writing semi-autobiographical fiction or the wildest fantasy,  our words and ideas spring from our own experiences. … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Inspirational Author, Rachel Skatvold

We are pleased to have Rachel Skatvold joining us today. Hello, Rachel. Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule writing inspirational romance, devotions, and encouraging blogs to be with us. My readers and I are looking forward to getting … Continued

Would you like to review your purchase? Heck, no!

If, like me, you frequently buy things from Amazon, you are familiar with the emails they send out asking for a review of the product.  These reviews are helpful for the seller and for other shoppers on the website, so … Continued

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