Your Story Is Unfolding

Your Story Is Unfolding

You are a story. So am I. We all have a beginning, but, thankfully, no ending yet. We are works in progress. No genres on our stories, though. That would be difficult, because at various times our lives might be labeled adventures or mysteries or tragedies or comedies. Some episodes could fit under the romance […]

Scared Cozy Critters

Scared Cozy Critters

By the Fright of the Silvery Moon is a cozy mystery that almost didn’t happen. I wanted to write a second Ned McNeil Moonlight mystery, following Moonlight Can Be Murder. The title came easily and I knew I wanted to write it, so that’s where I started. I wrote the opening scene. Somehow, it didn’t […]

The Important Past of an Ill-Fated Character

The Important Past of an Ill-Fated Character

  Characters–the people within the pages of a story. They move the storyline along–the good ones, the bad ones, and those we never see. What? Those we never see? Yes. Take, for instance, Ben Ventris in The Cemetery Club. Without Ben, there would have been no story, no mystery, no reason for the book. But, […]

An Altared Murder Case

An Altared Murder Case

For a couple of years, the Cozy Critters (my critique group) and I have talked about a cozy mystery where they are the principal players. So, I’ve finally gotten around to starting one. It’s just for fun; I don’t intend to send it to a publisher. And, I’ve narrowed the group of friends in this […]

Listening In on Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Listening In on Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus: Are you feeling better, Dear? How about a nice, hot cup of coffee? Santa (throwing back the quilts and rolling out of bed): Just what I need. The trip was hard this year. Mrs. Claus: Did the reindeer behave? Was the sleigh over-loaded? Did you face a head-wind? Santa: Yes, no, and no. […]

The Amazing Conclusion of Buz’s Story

The Amazing Conclusion of Buz’s Story

  Slipping from bush to rock, Buz followed the shepherds. Every once in a while, the shepherds paused and pointed to the sky. At last, they stopped in front of a stable in Bethlehem. They spoke and someone ┬áinside the stable answered. Then, the shepherds slowly stepped inside. Did Buz dare get closer to these […]

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