No Mystery about the Winners

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“As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.” (Carl Van Vechten) My dog, Oscar might take offense at that quote. Oscar’s a great writing companion, but cats …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hidden Springs Cover Reveal and Giveaway

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Have you been to my little town of Hidden Springs where Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane tries to keep the peace? It’s a sleepy little town that might remind you of other small towns you’ve known. The kind of place where everybody knows everybody and people sit around on front porches and share stories. Sometimes about themselves or their families and …

A Peek at Hidden Springs Mystery 2

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Hidden Springs mystery 2 isn’t ready for readers yet. It’s still going through edits and won’t be released until July 2016. That sounds like a while yet, doesn’t it? We still have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and plenty of other days to fill the time before you’ll have a chance to read my …