What Is Creeping Through the Shadows?

What Is Creeping Through the Shadows?

Something is creeping through the shadows and peering around the corners. There’s a scratching at the window. Is it only a swaying tree branch brushed by a wayward wind? Or, is it something more sinister? Are your doors locked? Is the fireplace flickering? Do you have a good supply of hot chocolate and cozy mysteries […]

Out of the Clear, Blue Skies, a Surprise!

Out of the Clear, Blue Skies, a Surprise!

Matt sent me this link last night; otherwise, I might not have known about it: http://www.bookseriesinorder.com/blanche-day-manos/ The name of the site is Book Series in Order. What a neat idea! Frightfully intriguing. The site does, indeed, list all six of my cozy mysteries in order of their publication. It summarizes my biography and books.  It’s interesting to […]

What Lurks in the Dark and Dusty Depths?

What Lurks in the Dark and Dusty Depths?

Reaching into the dark and dusty depths behind the garage shelf, my fingers touched something. Pulling it out, I discovered a tiny, red garden glove that had been Sara’s many years ago. Cleaning out my garage is a dirty job but somebody has to do it and Nemo isn’t volunteering. That leaves–me! So far, about […]

What’s Hiding in Those Small, Dark Corners?

What’s Hiding in Those Small, Dark Corners?

Another school year has drawn to a close. Teachers and students are cleaning out their desks, discarding some things, returning others, and taking home what’s left. I remember those days! But, what is hiding in those small, dark desk corners? In those far-off years of my girlhood, I actually sat at a wooden desk, the kind […]

That Warm Feeling Is Going Around

That Warm Feeling Is Going Around

“Something smells good,” I said, coming in Robbie’s front door. And indeed, it did. Warm food, friendly chatter, friends eating and visiting together–that was yesterday’s monthly luncheon. We were all mindful that it was the National Day of Prayer. Some of our group were attending special services but we were very much aware of the importance […]

Rains Came Down; Floods Came Up

Rains Came Down; Floods Came Up

Do you remember the song about the man who built his house on a rock? The rains came down and the floods came up, but the house on the rock stood firm. The weather we’ve had for the last few days will test every foundation. Each time I was awake last night, rain was coming down. Not […]