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

New Release for Christmas

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We did it! Just in time for holiday reading. Every November some writers try to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. I’ve never participated because I didn’t want the pressure. However, after my first book of short … Continued

Getting ready for the Scary Season

It’s Labor Day weekend, so Halloween is right around the corner I’ve written a collection of spooky short stories to help get you into the mood. These stories are my cozy or humorous take on classic scary stories and films. … 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

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

Progress Report on A Corpse in the Chapel

Hello Happy Readers, Today’s blog is a quick update on my current work in progress.  I’ve reached the 40,000 word mark in the manuscript (aiming for 50,000), the first third has been through a couple of edits and I’m working … Continued

The Tortoise Two-Step Vs. the Bunny Hop

As the eBook and Print on Demand phenomena hit the scene and began to grow, it created a new industry supporting and advising independent authors . Whenever I heard about a new site, tool, or technique I filed it away … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Author Linda Crowder

Today we’re chatting with talented writer, Linda Crowder. Linda lives with her husband and a variety of happy pets in the wilds of windy Wyoming. Thanks so much for joining us, Linda. Readers are interested in how familiar writers are with … Continued

Character Sketch: Rev. I. Merrill Bishop

This month we are  taking a closer look at the Reverend Doctor I. Merrill Bishop, introduced in A Body in the Belfry. Character Name & brief background: Merrill, born Indigo Merrillanne Rose to hippy parents, has two brothers; older brother … Continued

Second Saturday Author Interview with Julie Seedorf

As you can see from the photo, we are in for a real treat today as we visit with the fun and unexpected Julie Seedorf, author of cozy-comic mysteries set in Minnesota. Thank you so much for joining us today, … Continued

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