What Are Cozy Mysteries Made Of?

What Are Cozy Mysteries Made Of?

Cozy mysteries are a partial reflection of the life of the author. Each person–you, I, everyone, is a part of so many other people, of our own experiences and the experiences of others, of hopes and failures, of good and bad, of the past, the present and yes, even the future. We are all that […]

Out of the Shadows, The Cemetery Club

Out of the Shadows, The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club, the first Darcy and Flora cozy mystery, was written as a joint effort between my friend Barbara Burgess and me. You see, it happened this way: Barbara and I had a mutual friend, Levern, who introduced us. We three were in Rogers one beautiful Arkansas day, in an upstairs tea room in […]

Putting the Leaves Back on the Trees

Leaves are falling off the trees and covering my yard. Fall is here! Cold weather is coming. Would putting the leaves back on the trees make summer come around again? Every change of season, I’m reminded of one of my favorite children’s books, The Four Puppies.¬†They enjoyed each season so much they wanted it to […]

Sentiment, Sincerity, and Sidekicks

Sentiment, Sincerity, and Sidekicks

We missed sidekicks Carolyn and Nancy yesterday but Jane, Peg, and I held down the fort. The fireplace warmed the house, the homemade blueberry muffins were tasty and the coffee was hot. Two hours flew by as we talked of books, why we did or didn’t like a certain one, poems and the importance of […]

A Thinly-Veiled Gossamer Morning

A Thinly-Veiled Gossamer Morning

Like a gossamer veil, it drifts silently over damp trees and rests upon the grass. Fog on a fall morning. A cold front is moving in. Weather is changing. A new season is on the way. This is an inverted day. Instead of becoming warmer, the temperature will sink until by tomorrow morning, summer will […]

One Dark and Misty Morning

The morning is cool and dark. Rain moved in yesterday and maybe, since it met with such a joyous welcome, will return today. Now, this is more like fall. On such a dark morning, all I want to do is curl up with a good cozy mystery. But, there are things that must be done. […]