My Salvation

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile (this is post number 746, believe it or not), then you know I began writing the second book in my cozy mystery series in mid-January. And then it was like the gods and cosmos and planetary alignment and all things surreal...

Spring Fling

Exactly five months ago, I celebrated the fact that the 2012 “Bazaar Season” was officially over, and relished the idea of not preparing for another big book selling event until October, 2013. But time has a way of easing all pain, and in a weak moment in February, I...

Funny Girl’s Birthday

Quick! Name the actress/ singer/ director/ composer/ producer/ designer/ author/ photographer/ activist who is the only artist to ever receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards, France’s...

Potentially deep doo-doo

I needed to find an unusual method that I could use to kill off one of the guys in my novel. Note: Novel = fiction—let’s be clear about that. I’m harmless. I’ve never been either violent or deranged, and the only reason I’ve been fingerprinted is because it’s required...

Writing Advice

A long, long, time ago (just typing those words makes me want to start singing “American Pie”), I was given the best piece of writing advice ever. I’d been struggling with defining my niche as a writer, and frustrated that I couldn’t get down deep into my gut and...
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