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 […]

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 […]

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

There’s an old song that goes  like this, “When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.” The words refer to the emotional, spiritual storms that we all encounter but could also be applied to the violent weather around the globe. In particular this morning, I’m thinking about the people in the path of […]

Who Under the Sun Is Darcy Campbell?

Who Under the Sun Is Darcy Campbell?

Danger was no stranger to Darcy. Her life as an investigative reporter for a Dallas newspaper many times was uncomfortable. She made enemies–like the man who threatened her because her picture sent him to prison. Darcy pointed her camera and snapped the shot as the man left the store after robbing it. What is it the […]

Scary Things With No Explanation

Scary Things With No Explanation

Sometimes scary things happen, things for which there’s no explanation. We’ve all heard stories sitting around the campfire or when we were snug and safe in our own living rooms. They gave us a case of the mild shivers…nothing really terrifying, just kind of spooky and cozy at the same time. My son and I […]

Two Beautiful Bargain Books

Two Beautiful Bargain Books

Good things come in twos, don’t they? Today, two of the Darcy and Flora cozy mysteries are listed at the special price of only ninety-nine cents for each mystery as ebooks on Amazon. The Cemetery Club usually is as this low price, to introduce you readers to the series but for the next few days […]