The Wheels of the Truck

The Wheels of the Truck

A beautiful morning. I’ve been out in the back yard with Nemo and my cup of coffee. The wildflower seeds I planted are still looking OK. I hope they grow and spread. A funny  thing–some seeds I planted years ago are poking up. That’s okay with me. I like happy surprises. People are out walking, […]

Murder By Moonlight

Murder By Moonlight

I did it! Finished Murder By Moonlight, the fourth Ned McNeil cozy mystery. That is to say, I’ve gotten to the end of the book. Now begins the arduous task of editing, editing, editing. It’ll be a while. Writing Murder By Moonlight was such fun. It’s a little different, in that the book centers around […]

The Sears Catalog

The Sears Catalog

Do present day conflicts give you the blues? Do you get upset when you watch the news? Do you yearn for those days that are long gone by, but you can’t return there, if you try? If you’re tired of all the sorry pollution, there is a cure and there’s a solution! A Sears Catalog […]

Terror Underground

Terror Underground

How long would it be until the ceiling collapsed? Even though it looked like the builders of this tunnel had used railroad ties or something similar to shore it up, these had weakened with time. Surely, it’d be safer to move on down the narrow passageway. Cobwebs clung to my hair and arms as I […]

How About Your Soul?

How About Your Soul?

June is a summer month, but, all too soon, the warm, lazy days of summer will pass and the chilly winds of autumn will be upon us. I hope I can keep the warmth of summer in my soul, though, to remember when darkness comes early and the flowers fade. And, imagination–the spirit that can’t […]

The Cozy Mystery That Almost Wasn’t

A completed book, all shiny and new with an enticing cover, meticulously edited didn’t just happen by a wave of a wand or a snap of the fingers. The second Ned McNeil cozy mystery was a cozy that almost wasn’t. My friends in my critique group, The Cozy Critters, had a lot to do with […]

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