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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...

Sunday, Sunday

Apricot danish from Pflour Bakery, purchased at the Glenwood Farmer's Market, August 1, 2021 In the summer, before Cress ever met Max,...

If Food Be The Music of Love, Eat On

In At First Sight, Max and Cress are definitely interested in food. From their run-in at the now closed Everest at the opening of the...

Exciting News for At First Sight

I have signed with Grey's Promotions for the release of At First Sight. I am very excited to work with them on the release of the book. ...

Watching the Tour de France

Tour de France jerseys Surprise. At First Sight protagonists Max and Cress have nothing to do with this post. He plays rugby. She watches...

Writing Adjacent

First, the really exciting news. At First Sight is up for preorder on Amazon! I can't wait until October 22, when you can meet Max and...

Max Grant, James Bond, and Me

“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action'.” ― Ian Fleming,...