That Sound You Hear Is Me Counting Down

That Sound You Hear Is Me Counting Down

What’s that sound you ask? An excited voice counting backward? It’s me! Counting down to the much anticipated release of By the Fright of the Silvery Moon. It will, at last, see sunlight and be ready to go into the hands of cozy mystery readers August 2, according to my publisher. Yesterday was an excellent […]

That Little Brown Church

That Little Brown Church

The Little Brown Church in the Vale was one of my dad’s favorite songs. Each time I hear it, I think of him. If you’d like to hear the Statler Brothers sing it, click on their name. This song always brings memories of a simpler, quieter, more devout time in our nation’s history. I love […]

The Computer, Nemo, and a Mystery

The Computer, Nemo, and a Mystery

What is there about this computer that Nemo doesn’t like? To be more specific, why is it, when I sit down to write, Nemo sits down beside me, stares at me, and jabs my leg with his nose until I get up and turn him outside in order to have some peace? Does he know […]

Slowly Sauntering into Sunday

Slowly Sauntering into Sunday

Sauntering, ambling, slowly walking…that’s how I’m greeting today. Rushing into a Sunday isn’t good; I prefer the slow approach with a cup of coffee, taking time to hear the water fountain by the porch, thinking about yesterday and bringing the good parts of it into today. A nice accomplishment from yesterday was a clean bedroom. […]

Come On In, It’s A Brand New Day and Coffee Time

Come On In, It’s A Brand New Day and Coffee Time

What fun to sit down for a chat and a cup of coffee with friends. What a good way to start the day! We could talk about anything that pops into our minds, forget about what is behind us and look forward to the day ahead. What are your thoughts this morning and what are […]

What Strange Sights Did the Moon See?

What Strange Sights Did the Moon See?

The moon, shining down on Granger’s Mansion, saw some strange and puzzling sights. What, for example, was the animal who stopped by one moonlit night to pay Ned McNeil a visit? But, long before that, what were the strange things that went on in the moonlight which were furtive and secret and had an effect […]