A Noise in the Middle of the Night

A Noise in the Middle of the Night

The noise jarred my eyes open. I gasped and sat up. The luminous dial on my bedside clock told me it was two in the morning.      “Penny?” I muttered. “Did you knock something off a table?”      But the little cat was not on the foot of my bed. As I listened, heart pounding, […]

Darcy, Flora, Ned, and Me

Darcy, Flora, Ned, and Me

We’ve been together for a good while–Darcy Campbell and Flora Tucker and me. Ned McNeil I’ve known not as long but she has become a good friend too. All three women exist only in my imagination and in the pages of books but, in a way, they are real. Maybe they are real to you too. […]

Cozy Critters or Busy Bees?

Cozy Critters or Busy Bees?

The lively ladies who meet twice a month in my home are called The Cozy Critters–Jane’s name for us. But sometimes I think we should be called The Busy Bees because we are always buzzing here or there, doing this or that, and yet finding time to read, paint, and write. In other words, we […]

Her Favorite Cozy Mystery Writer

Her Favorite Cozy Mystery Writer

I am so excited to present to you, for the first time ever on this blog, the cover picture for my soon to be released cozy mystery, By the Fright of the Silvery Moon. This follows Moonlight Can Be Murder. If you haven’t yet read this first book in the Ned McNeil series, now’s a […]

A Frightfully Cozy Countdown

A Frightfully Cozy Countdown

The countdown is on for the release of By the Fright of the Silvery Moon. And, wait til you see the cover. I love it. The picture tells a story in itself. Take a good look at the poster from my publisher. Does it whet your curiosity? We’ve all heard the adage, “You can’t tell a book […]

The Mind of a Murderer

The Mind of a Murderer

He glanced at the house where the two old ladies lived. Silly, foolish women! They were easy fooled, thinking he was just being helpful, believing their pedigree and standing in the town impressed him. Ha! If they only knew what he really thought of them. But, with any luck, they’d never know until he was […]