Just Supposin’

Just Supposin’

Writing a mystery is doing a lot of just supposin’. Come with me a moment into the mysterious realms of the fourth Ned McNeil mystery. Just suppose that it was part of Ned’s job to take a picture of an old farmhouse for her boss, Daisy. But, suppose that when Ned goes inside the dark […]

Habit or Quirk?

Habit or Quirk?

  Is it a habit or is it a quirk?  Bad habits should be broken; good habits, encouraged. A friend of mine said when she swept her sidewalk, she always counted a specific number of swipes with the broom. Habit or quirk? In Sunday School, I sit at a certain table with people I’ve known […]

What Is This?

What Is This?

Rain is falling in NW Arkansas, but that isn’t all…hail peppered my deck and rattled against the house a few minutes ago. Lightning, thunder–what is this? Isn’t the official start of winter less than a week away? Doesn’t Christmas wait just around the corner? Could it be that autumn is having a hissy fit at […]

A Rave Review and an Inviting Website

A Rave Review and an Inviting Website

A huge thank you to Deb Forbes for her great rave review of Moonstruck and Murderous. Just click on  https://mysteryreadingnook.blogspot.com/2019/08/intense-edge-of-your-seat-cozy-mystery.html and it’ll pop right up. I love it! And, while you’re there, take a look at her neat website. You’ll feel like you’ve wandered into a book shop. We had a surprise thunder shower earlier. And, […]

A Little Philosophy and Murder

A Little Philosophy and Murder

Sometimes, Ned, Pat and Jackie are philosophers. As my friend Jane once said, good friends are doctors and scientists and, well, I’m not quoting her correctly, but most of all, friends are there for each other. So, these three have their own thoughts about what causes a person to go bad. This is from Moonstruck […]

A Picture of a Past Generation

A Picture of a Past Generation

  My niece Missy sent me some copies of old photos she found among her parents’ pictures from the past. I’ve been enjoying them. They caused me to realize anew how quickly time flies and people and places we took for granted pass right along with time. This picture, for example, is of two cousins, […]

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