Just released! New cozy mystery series!
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Just released! New cozy mystery series!

When you move to a new town people don’t know you yet, the slang and favorite restaurants are different, and you feel very much a stranger. But if you are patient, you come to love the unique pleasures the new town has to offer. As an author, beginning a new series is like that. For…

January Newsletter Available!
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January Newsletter Available!

THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER IS HERE!     This year I will be sending out a regular monthly newsletter about the middle of the month, and I’ll post a note here when it is available. In this January newsletter: I give you a preview of what I’ll be working on in 2021, Introduce my cat-critic Leaf,…

Change to create balance

Change to create balance

Have you ever watched a little kid learning to ride a bike, trying to keep the machine upright as they peddle carefully up the hill? They’ll tilt one way, then the other, making small adjustments to maintain their balance. We are all like that little kid at times. Our lives, especially during this last year,…

How to beat the turkey-feast food coma
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How to beat the turkey-feast food coma

  There used to be a wonderful commercial for Pesto Bismol that had a poor being clutching his/her stomach moaning, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” That’s me today. Thanksgiving was a wonderful feast with good food and good company. And I swear my IQ has dropped 30 points overnight, dealing with the…

BLOOD IN TAVASCI MARSH–Now Available on Audible!
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BLOOD IN TAVASCI MARSH–Now Available on Audible!

My narrator, Amy Otteson, has been working overtime, and BLOOD IN TAVASCI MARSH, Book 2 of the Pegasus Quincy mystery series is now available in audiobook format! Amy does a superb job bringing a multi-dimensional presence to the community of Mingus, the Nettle clan, and the swamp located at Tavasci Marsh. The tragedies of death…

Listen up! DEATH IN COPPER TOWN now an audiobook!

              I have always been a hands-on author. I researched my book and I wrote my book. I edited, formatted, and Indie published it. I was beginning to feel like the Little Red Hen! So working with a collaborator has been a new experience for me. I was lucky…

The wholeness of water in the desert
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The wholeness of water in the desert

I was fortunate to come across this open water near Tavasci Marsh at sunset, just when the world was golden. It reminded me how beautiful our planet is, in all its changing moods. Water and light, combining to bring joy in the moment. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells…

Drawn by a giant
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Drawn by a giant

The constantly changing perspective of Alice in Wonderland delights me. First she is tiny and the world is huge. All of a sudden she grows immense and everything around her has shrunk. Her image has stuck with me as I take pictures, and it sometimes creates dizzying shifts of perspective. As I viewed this desert…

What if time is fluid?
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What if time is fluid?

Even with parts missing where the light shines through, the inherent beauty and grace of these ancient ollas, or water jars, is unforgettable. They are a reminder of our past as a human species. Our yesterday. But they could be part of our future as well. A new physics theory asserts that time may be…

Gargoyle in the desert
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Gargoyle in the desert

I discovered this pink gargoyle in the middle of the Phoenix historic district, and my mind went back to a recent trip to Notre Dame in Paris where a lot of his cousins live. Perhaps this little guy taking a vacation, getting away from the cold winter mist near the Seine! In the middle of…