No Such Thing

No Such Thing

In a book, there is no such thing as unimportant characters. They are all important and crafting them is a meticulous, fun job. In the Ned McNeil cozy mystery series, Ned, of course, is the protagonist. Then, there’s Cade, Pat, and Jackie. Another person in this series who insisted that I take care to describe […]

What To Do with Endings

What To Do with Endings

This morning as I look out at a dark, damp world and the beginning of a new day, with another school year fast approaching, I think of beginnings. And, endings. July has ended, another summer is nearly gone and August is here–the month when schools start and teachers and children troop back to the classroom. […]

Release Day

Release Day

Release day for the third Ned McNeil moonlight cozy mystery. Is this the shiveriest one yet? Moonstruck and Murderous is now available as a Kindle on Amazon, as well as a print book. Just click on this link:   www.amazon.com/dp/B07TW83PDD    The amazing cover picture to Moonstruck has a story of its own. The old house, […]

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 […]

It’s Coming!

It’s Coming!

Great news! Yesterday, the mailman delivered the proof to the third Ned McNeil cozy mystery, Moonstruck and Murderous. Yippee! Release date is just around the corner. It’s coming. As frosting on the cake, Pen-L.com has Moonstruck and Murderous on their list of Coming Soon books. Just click on this link: http://pen-l.com/ComingSoon.html  Or, to go to […]

The Secret of the Old House

The Secret of the Old House

  The Secret of the Old House sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery, doesn’t it? However, it isn’t; it’s a Manos mystery, the third one in the Ned McNeil series and although the story is about an old house that has a secret (or more than one secret) that isn’t the title; the title is […]

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