Terror in the Moonlight

Terror in the Moonlight

Ulysses’ low growl woke me. Groggily, I turned over and opened my eyes. “What is it, Ulysses?” I whispered as I dropped my hand to his head. He stood stiff and alert on the floor beside my bed. Moonlight flooded the room, making it seem almost like day. What was happening outside? It was of interest […]

The Cozy Mystery That Almost Wasn’t

The Cozy Mystery That Almost Wasn’t

  As I completed the third Ned McNeil moonlight cozy mystery, Moonstruck and Murderous, I looked back at the last one, By The Fright of the Silvery Moon. I remembered the terrifically hard time I had writing just the right opening scene. On this one, Moonstruck, I think I wrote no less than six beginnings […]

Stepping Away for a Closer Look

Stepping Away for a Closer Look

  Remember the old saying, You can’t see the forest for the trees? Have you ever noticed in a museum of art, people stepping away from a painting to look at it from a more distant viewpoint? That’s where I was with Moonstruck and Murderous before I started the proof-reading or first editing. I finished […]

A Small Gift for You

A Small Gift for You

  What am I celebrating? You, my readers! As a way of saying Thank you for being a fan of Darcy and Flora as well as Ned, I’d like to send you a pen. All you have to do is share this blog on your Facebook page or in a blog post. When you’ve shared […]

It Must Have Been the Moonlight

It Must Have Been the Moonlight

  The day started in an ordinary fashion. Nothing about it made Ned McNeil think an innocent phone call would plunge her into a dark secret and set her among some of the most dangerous people she had ever encountered. Maybe it was the moonlight. People said that a full moon did strange things to […]

The Last Free Day

The Last Free Day

  This is the last day that the second Darcy and Flora cozy mystery, Grave Shift, will be free as an eBook on Amazon. If your weather has been cold and rainy, as it has here in NW Arkansas, let me tell you, a good book is the perfect way to spend these days that […]