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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...

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...

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...

Check Out a Link, or Two

Author/blogger Ally Shields featured me on her Coffee Chat blog. Check It out here. Ally features different authors in a variety of...

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas rolls into Boxing Day. We don’t follow the British or American tradition of lining up at stores to return unwanted gifts or to...

Up in the Air, Junior Bird Men!

An At First Sight Vignette December 17 is the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Max Grant's father,...

Help a Reader, Help an Author

Fast-breaking news: Today, November 8, I will be one of the featured authors on Joanna Slan's Mystery Monday on Facebook. Click for the...

A Weekend at Mountain Lake Lodge

A view of lodge Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia, is famous as the location of the filming of "Dirty Dancing." It is also a...

It’s All Happening

This week brings several milestones. First, I get to celebrate my seventieth birthday with seventy of my closest friends—well, the people...

Writing in Chicago, Chicago Writers

Scroll to the bottom for a great book promotion. Everybody's Coffee on Wilson Avenue, Chicago. This used to be one of my Sunday writing...

Swashbucklers

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, I remember when Facebook would give you the option of changing your language so you could post...

Random Thoughts and Pictures

Some favorite Cress and Max things Cress lives in Rogers Park. She might take Max to walk along the lake at sunset. I live in Rogers Park...

Today's the Day

I am so excited to show you the cover for At First Sight. I hope you love it as much as I do. Releasing October 22, 2021 She wants a...