A Warm Circle of Friends

A Warm Circle of Friends

Jane’s Christmas party yesterday brightened and warmed a cold December day. Jane’s house is always welcoming and yesterday, it was doubly so. Decorated trees filled every room, a fire blazed in the fireplace and atop the mantel, ornaments and ribbons. An aroma of food drifted in from the kitchen, but you know what was best […]

Will the Real Ned McNeil Stand Up?

Will the Real Ned McNeil Stand Up?

  Ned McNeil is the main gal in three cozy mysteries concerning a historical house and moonlight. She doesn’t actively go looking for trouble, but it always finds her. She has courage but she also has her share of doubts and fears. I think you’ll like her. I do. Ned is the shortened version of […]

A Christmas Gift for You

A Christmas Gift for You

For two days only, December 17 and 18, that’s today and tomorrow, Ned McNeil and I will be offering Moonlight Can Be Murder as a free eBook on Amazon. Just click on this link: Moonlight Can Be Murder, and download.  A strange homecoming, old friends, a crackling fireplace, a Victorian house bedecked for Christmas, a lost […]

Landscaping and Building and a Mystery

Landscaping and Building and a Mystery

  One of the many nice things about writing is that I get to go places and do things I could never do in real life. And, I get to live where I want, in the sort of house I like. When Darcy and Flora moved to their new home (Grave Heritage) I designed the […]

The Golden Light at the End of the Day

The Golden Light at the End of the Day

  There’s something about the late afternoon, just before the supper hour, when the day is winding down  and the light lies golden and still through the windows. There’s a hush, a silence in empty rooms, a quiet acceptance that the day is over and soon the sun will slip beneath the horizon. Memories return […]

The Conclusion of the Drama of the Hurt Foot

The Conclusion of the Drama of the Hurt Foot

  At long last, the three-week injured foot challenge has ended happily! Yesterday, Nathan and I took Nemo back to his doctor for the stitches to be removed from his foot. If you’ll remember, he had a small growth on his foot. He was sedated, the growth removed, the incision sewed up, but that was […]

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