First Love at Any Age

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Memory has always fascinated me. Think of it. You can recall at will your first day in high school, your first date, your first love. (Eric Kandel) It’s been great reading some of your memories of first loves. Some of the stories focus around those very early elementary school romances. Some are of the much more serious types – first …

Romance in Nowheresville KY

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My giveaway to celebrate the March release of my new Hidden Springs mystery, Murder Is No Accident, is still going on. Check out all the details on my News & Events Page. For fun, I asked readers to share about their first romance. Only if they wanted to and some of you did. Love the stories. Tonight I’m sharing Erin’s …

Romance Is in the Air

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Did anybody ever carve your initials plus other initials in a heart on a tree? Or perhaps you did the carving. Maybe that’s an old fashioned way of being romantic that has gone by the wayside as maybe it should for the health of our trees. 🙂 Mother Nature carved the heart in this tree. I spotted it a few …

Giving Away Books This Way and That

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How many ways can you give away books? I’m not sure, but I must be trying to find out today! With the release date for my new Hidden Springs Mystery, Murder Is No Accident, rapidly approaching, the publishers and I are trying to get people to visit Hidden Springs. That’s my little town with a good compliment of quirky small …

Another Hidden Springs Mystery on the Way

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For an author, there’s nothing quite like holding in your hand that book that you’ve spent many long hours writing. You started with a shimmer of an idea. You added characters. You built a setting. You entangled your characters into all sorts of situations. Maybe some fun ones. Or romantic ones, or even dangerous ones for a mystery like Murder …

Football and Commercials

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Did you watch the Super Bowl? While basketball is my favorite sport to watch, I sometimes like football too, especially the Super Bowl. Even if you don’t like football, you’re supposed to like the commercials. Can you believe that one 30 second commercial cost 5 million dollars? Well, a million dollars is way past my imagination, but I suppose those …

Every Story Needs a Place

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“Oh, the places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss might have been giving a pep talk to people about to start new phases of their lives, but it would be just as easy to say this about a person entering a bookstore or a library ready to embark on a reading adventure. Today on my Facebook author’s page I shared a picture …

Where Did You Get that Name?

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I’ve been giving you a behind the scenes look at how I go about beginning a new book. First I let you peek at a character sketch for my new character in Murder Is No Accident, Maggie Greene. Sunday I told you about how an old house in my town was the spark for the new mystery idea. Then a …