The Murky Mind of a Mystery Writer

The Murky Mind of a Mystery Writer

I knew a long time ago that I was a little different, but I kept it a secret. I had a big, heaping helping of curiosity. I wanted to know things. I wanted to dig past the surface and find out what lay underneath. Why did things happen as they did? For a long time, […]

Dynamite and a Jackhammer

Dynamite and a Jackhammer

I needed a stick of dynamite. A jackhammer might have helped. But, I had neither and so I was left with a container that didn’t want to be opened and a lot of frustration. Why do companies who package products, especially food products, do this to their customers? Is it to keep unscrupulous people from […]

Little Miss Hollyhock

Little Miss Hollyhock

  An Explanation for Those Surprise Flowers That Spring Up You may not have heard of Miss Hollyhock, so I am here to explain.  She must exist, because there is no other explanation for the flowers that spring up here and there, in the most unusual places, without having been planted. Miss Hollyhock is a […]

A Small Peek at Moonstruck

A Small Peek at Moonstruck

I had a feeling there was no use in responding to Miss Evangeline, because she was what my father used to call, “wound up.” She wanted me to listen, so that’s what I did. Without warning, she grabbed my arm. I jumped. She whispered, “Shh. What was that? Did you hear anything, Nettie?” Her grip […]

Wondering What They’ll Do Next

Wondering What They’ll Do Next

This morning, I feel a little sad, a little lost. Getting a book ready for publication is rather like a whirlwind. Then, when it’s completely finished, the quiet is deafening. I miss Ned and Pat, Jackie, Miss Ann, Cade, and all the rest of them. I even miss the bad guys. And, believe me, they […]

The End Is In Sight

The End Is In Sight

  The end is in sight! The end to preparation, that is, and the beginning of a new book release. My publisher sent the proof for Moonstruck and Murderous. So, I’m going through once more, checking to see that all is as error-free as humanly possible. And, you know a funny thing? Now that I’m […]