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It's National Mutt Day

To celebrate, meet Ace, Greg Musgrove's Portuguese Water Dog. Ace has a starring role in Dead in the Alley. "As I drew closer, I saw a...

At First Sight Is Coming in Audio

I'm excited to announce that At First Sight should be available soon on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. The narrators, Jason Clarke and Emma...

I've been away for a long time...

Missing in action. All sorts of traveling and hiding in the writer's cave has meant no blogging. But now, with Dead in the Alley ready to...

Remembering

Americans began informally decorating the graves of soldiers who had died during the civil war as tributes. Known as Decoration Day until...

Join Me!

I am going to be on Instagram Live on May 18 on the show Wednesday Coffee Clutching. Join us to chat about our books. Should be a blast.

Dead in the Alley, Coming August 10

I have been a mystery reader all my life. If that seems to be an extreme statement, let me assure you that I was reading Agatha Christie...

What I Did This Weekend

Chicago-North Romance Writers had their 2022 Spring Fling Writer's Conference at the Sheraton Grand on the Chicago River downtown. It was...

In the Editing Cave

I'm deep in the editing cave, although I did take time this weekend to get my second booster shot. And next weekend, when the manuscript...

Please Vote for Me

Today, the voting up for the the first categories of RONE Award nominees. At First Sight was nominated in the suspense/thriller category....

RONE Award Nomination

At the beginning of last week, I received a notification from InD'tale Magazine that my book, At First Sight, has been nominated for a...

As Things Open Up

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain....

Grateful, for Pie

I've been thinking about gratitude lately. I am grateful for many things in my life, not the least family and friends. And readers. The...

Armchairs ... and furnishing a home

What kind of furniture do you like? Is shopping for a new piece fun, or stressful? My dad loved furniture shopping. In fact, my parents...

The Romance that Is Scotland

How did they know? When I started writing my blog this morning, having just decided that Scotland would be my focus, Classic FM started...

Finding Your Inner Writer

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish...

Early Readers

Both At the Crossroads and Dead in the Alley are off to early readers. But what does that mean? First, it means that I have completed...

Tak a Wee Dram Wi' Me on Burns Nicht

Portrait of Robert Burns by Alexander Nasmyth, 1787, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Happy Birthday, Robbie Burns Every year, on...