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SNOWY SHOWERS IN MAY AND MOTHER’S DAY

In Northwestern, PA, we had snow flurries today.  We had a trace amount in 2017, but the last recorded accumulating snowfall in my city occurred in May of 1925 and in 1966, we had 3.1 inches. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Coming to Print

2019 was a busy year!  I am excited to announce that a collection of my short cozy mysteries will be coming out in the Fall of 2020 published by Flying Ketchup Press. As we progress toward publication, I will post … Continue reading

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The 9th Annual Halloweensie Contest

It’s Halloween and time for one of my favorite contests. Thank you Susanna Leonard Hill for once again offering your annual Halloweensie contest.  This year’s Halloween stories must be appropriate for children and no more than 100 words. You must … Continue reading

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A New Year-A New Beginning

In 2019 – May all your stories even if they start bad, end good.

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The 8th Annual Halloweensie Contest

Thank you Susanna Leonard Hill for once again offering your annual Halloweensie contest.  This year’s Halloween stories must be appropriate for children and no more than 100 words. You must use the words cauldron, howl and shiver.  Please check out the below link for … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Rhyme

I have been absent from blogging for several months as I have been working on my latest story written in verse. Today however I came across sad news that one of the true geniuses of meter and rhyme has passed … Continue reading

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The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest

The 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. The Contest: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children (children here defined as 12 and under) (title not included in the 100 words).  You must use the … Continue reading

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Fall Poems

Fall is my favorite time of year.  While I work on my cozy mysteries, I thought I would share a poem I have written in between edits.  Enjoy! Apple cider, pumpkins and festivals galore Fall is knocking on the door … Continue reading

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Start A Story

Where do you get inspiration from? How do you start a story? I find my creative juices flow with a great opening line. Below are some opening lines I have thought of. Let’s hide it in here, no one has … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S WEEK

Mondays are for writing. Sit down, write, write some more. Tuesdays are for writing. Sit down, write, write some more. Wednesdays are for … (you get it..) Thursdays are for editing. Sit down, drink coffee and edit. Fridays are for … Continue reading

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