Are the May Bees Still Flying?

Are the May Bees Still Flying?

May 1 was a day of  maybes. It’s an equivocal answer to a difficult question. Are the May Bees still flying around? I ask, because, even though the month is drawing to a close, it seems to be an uncertain month for several reasons. Some things are not uncertain, though. May’s birthstone is still the […]

A Squirrel, a ‘Possum and a Yarrow

A Squirrel, a ‘Possum and a Yarrow

A Fantastic Fable Wind tore at Squirrel. Rain blinded her, but she kept going, an inch at a time, down the tree toward the river. The roar of the flood drowned out all other sound. The tip of ‘Possum’s tail appeared above swirling dark water near the bank where the Yarrow grew.  With the river […]

It Doesn’t Take Much

It Doesn’t Take Much

It doesn’t take much to put a sparkle in my day. Yesterday, I thought about the Halloween pumpkin. You see, it’s this way–my grandchildren and I have made it a yearly tradition to give our Halloween pumpkin that sits on my front porch for a month or so, a chance at a new life. It […]

A Friendly Face

A Friendly Face

A friend who invites you in for a cup of coffee, someone who puts aside her own problems to listen to yours, the warmth of knowing somebody cares. It’s a cozy feeling, a comfortable feeling to have a friend like this. Darcy, Flora, Ned are like that. A reader can visit them any time; she […]

Murder Under a Full Moon

Murder Under a Full Moon

  An excerpt from my current work-in-progress, the fourth Ned McNeil mystery: The next day, Pat’s and Jackie’s reactions were similar to Cade’s. “Look,” I said, as Janie set our coffee in front of us. “My curiosity was already piqued, so Tom’s request just gives me a good excuse. It’ll be kind of exciting to […]

Listening to a Story

Listening to a Story

Sometimes, it’s nice to just listen to a story instead of reading it. I loved hearing a bedtime story when I was a child, and I still like to hear a good book. I’ll bet you do too. Did you know that my four Darcy and Flora cozy mysteries are available as audio books on […]

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