Fireworks Friday
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Fireworks Friday

A week from today, on Friday, May 8th, the sixth book of the Pegasus Quincy mystery series,┬áMalice in Tarnished Spaces, will be released. And it’s on pre-order status at Amazon, right now. A cause for celebration! I’ll be sharing more about how this book was created later in the week. ___________________________________________________________________________ And, what I wanted…

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…

Where Blackjack lives
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Where Blackjack lives

This is Montezuma’s Castle, which is not technically a castle and most definitely was not owned by Montezuma, who never traveled this far north from Mexico. It was, however, home to a resident Arizonan, one Blackjack the rattlesnake. He was a relatively docile black-tailed rattlesnake, and because Montezuma’s Castle is a National Monument, he was…

SILENCE IN WEST FORK is here!
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SILENCE IN WEST FORK is here!

  Book Launch Day is exciting–like the birth of a new baby that you’ve carried for so long. It’s time to let go of the indigestion, the sacrifice of things you’d like to do in exchange for the things you must do, the sleepless nights, the stress, and the angst. Finally these come to an end….

Where everybody knows your name
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Where everybody knows your name

When I was researching the setting for the latest Pegasus Quincy novel, I wanted to include a scene where Silver Delaney and Rory Stevens meet in a bar. But just not any bar. This one had to be the local neighborhood hangout, where after work the lineup at the old wood bar is three deep….

Meet Silver Delaney, con artist extraordinaire
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Meet Silver Delaney, con artist extraordinaire

Silver Delaney, a major player in the mystery PERIL IN SILVER NIGHTSHADE, is special. Most foster homes are places of love and compassion. Silver had the bad luck to be raised in the other kind.┬áRather than what COULD BE, she lives by the truth of WHAT IS. She has three rules. #1–People don’t always do…

The new Pegasus Quincy novel is coming!
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The new Pegasus Quincy novel is coming!

I am so excited! I’m on the final edits of the fourth Pegasus Quincy novel. This one is called PERIL IN SILVER NIGHTSHADE and gets its title from a poisonous plant prevalent in Red Rock State Park near Sedona, Arizona. Soon it will be LIVE in both Kindle and paperback versions. Stay tuned!

Guest post at Kathy Steinemann’s blog
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Guest post at Kathy Steinemann’s blog

Today I have the honor of guest-posting at Kathy Steinemann’s site about the art and science of being productive. I haven’t entirely mastered it yet, but I’ve been giving it a lot of thought! Have a read: Writers: How to increase your productivity and perseverance  

Wanting to fly away
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Wanting to fly away

Bird flight is a miraculous event. I once had the privilege of watching two golden eagles in mating flight over the Red Rocks of Sedona. They swooped and swirled, and at the very last moment the female turned on her back in mid-flight and they joined, the male carrying both of them with his strong…