Mrs. Thistlethwaite and the Magpie available soon

The proof file is in the hands of my blessed beta readers. Early feedback is very encouraging! Thanks for all the wonderful input helping to make the cover a winner! Fans of Miss Seeton and Mrs. Pollifax will welcome the indomitable … Continued

Cover Options for the New Release (coming soon!)

Please select the cover below which would be most likely to make you want to learn more about this book. Please enter the Option # of your choice in Leave a Reply – Comments below. If you have suggestions for … Continued

Author Update

When I quit my day job to write more or less full-time, I expected to be able to speed up my publication schedule. I worked frantically to finish A Corpse in the Chapel, launch it, and promote it, so I … Continued

Which are you: “Never enough time to read” or “Hate to come to the end of a really good book”?

For the first time, I published two short story collections last year, and I was gratified with the response from readers. More and more, I see fellow writers publishing new novellas, mini-novels or short story collections nearly every month, while … Continued

New Year’s wishes

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” –  Melody Beattie As 2016 passes away, we are given a fresh opportunity to fill … Continued

Looking ahead

You know that feeling when you’ve popped the last Christmas card or newsletter into the mail? That’s just how I feel, now that Cozy Christmas Sweets is published. Those short stories and favorite holiday recipes are my Christmas greetings to … Continued

Update on WIP and a New Author for you!

I’m closing in on the final draft of my Christmas card to you, Cozy Christmas Sweets, a book of short stories. I probably would have had it published by now, but I got carried away and added a recipe for … Continued

The Joy of Writing

Every month or so, I send a newsletter to the delightful folks who’ve subscribed to my updates. How do I know these folks are delightful? I know because they write back to me, sharing encouragement, suggestions, or just saying, “Hi!” … Continued

Writing by scenes

Every fiction writer has a unique process when composing a novel, but there are usually considered to be two main writer types; those who write “by the seat of their pants” just letting the words flow, and those who outline … Continued

Celebrating the spoken word

Readers and writers share a love of the written word. Today’s blog is celebrating the spoken word; when we lift the written words from the page with our voice for others to hear.   For those of you who enjoy … Continued

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