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Read and Review (R&R) – Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

With an engaging plot, inviting setting, kooky characters, and recipes, this book is a “delicious” read!

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Punning with Scissors”

I was lucky and won a copy of “Punning with Scissors.” Becky Clark’s second book in her Crossword Puzzle Mystery series. I call this book an “I can’t wait to see what happens next, whodunit!” A great read filled with puns and humor. It is an entertaining, page-turning cozy mystery with loads of suspects and […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

I was so fortunate to receive an ARC copy of “Harm Not the Earth.” This is Liz Milliron fourth book in her Laurel Highland Mystery series set in beautiful Western Pennsylvania involving Sally Castle, a public defender, and Jim Duncan, a state trooper. In “Harm Not the Earth,” two experienced outdoorsmen from an environmental group […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

My latest read was a book by Maggie Blackburn called “Little Bookshop of Murder.” Below is my review~ Snobbish Summer Merriweather, a Shakespearean professor, is returning from England to her hometown, St.  Brigid’s Island, to attend her mother’s funeral. Her seemingly healthy, loved by everyone on the island, free-spirited mother, Hildy, has died of an […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

When I heard that Liz Milliron was writing a second book involving her character Betty Ahern in the Homefront Mystery Series, I couldn’t wait to read it. Below is my review. History and Mystery It’s 1942, and Betty Ahern is back and leaving her mark not only on the engines she builds at Bell Aircraft […]

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Bedtime Stories

I am reading a story I wrote as part of the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime booth for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Click on the Program Guide for more info on Sisters in Crime. The festival runs from March 1 through March 13 and has a ton of great programming. Here is a […]

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Are your characters what they eat?

When you create a character for your story, how much time do spend on your character sheets figuring out what your character’s favorite food is? Would they douse their eggs in ketchup or not eat eggs at all? Do they drink only expresso or are they fueled on energy drinks? Are they the type to […]

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2021

Like most people, 2020 started off for me with a bang. My short-story edits were going good. Then…the pandemic. I just realized that I hadn’t posted in seven months. What have I been doing for the last year? Well, instead of talking about all the negatives, I will say this… I grew as a writer […]

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Snow 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 you, but I am ready for sunny, warm weather. What can we do indoors on […]

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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 editing updates, sneak peeks and announcements regarding where and when my book will be available. […]

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