The Trials and Pleasures of Dogsitting

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“We can learn so much by observing the way our pets rejoice in life’s simplest moments. For a dog, every morning is Christmas morning. Every walk is the best walk; every meal is the best meal. Take time every day to celebrate the many gifts that are hidden in the ordinary events of your life.” – Cesar Millan, The Dog …

The Place Has Gone to the Dogs

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“There is no psychiatrist to be found anywhere in the world like a puppy licking your face.” (Ben Williams) Are you a dog person? If you’ve visited me here on my blog or if you join the conversation on my Facebook author page, then you know that I definitely like dogs. And this weekend we had a houseful of the …

Clean Desks, Newsletters and Valentines

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Cleanliness is next to godliness. I’ve heard that all my life, and the Shakers certainly believed it. That had various sizes and shapes of brooms to get back in every corner and crevase where dirt might hide. As one of my characters said in my last Shaker book, The Innocent, those people warred against dirt. They had a place for everything and expected …

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 …