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…

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Cover Reveal — New Series!

I’m excited to reveal this cover and to announce the start of a new cozy mystery series! Rán Hollander, recently retired homicide detective, returns to her hometown on the shores of Lake Michigan to investigate the suspicious death of her father. She goes undercover at the local constable’s office. With the aid of her ditzy…

A new Pegasus Quincy short story available!

A new Pegasus Quincy short story available!

    Sign up for my newsletter and get FREE Pegasus Quincy mystery series prequel short story, BAD DAY AT BLACK CANYON. Get my short story! BAD DAY AT BLACK CANYON Peg Quincy’s mother is an east Tennessee witch, with a talent for inventive mayhem when she is thwarted. When Peg leaves for Arizona and…

March 2021 Newsletter is here!

March 2021 Newsletter is here!

  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The March 2021 Newsletter has been sent!   The newsletter contains some great cat pictures (see Foxy, left), an important insight from author Karen Dionne, a super-easy recipe for spicy ground beef, a book recommendation for crafty DIY-ers, and more! Don’t miss it. IF you are already a newsletter subscriber and haven’t…

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,…

A new Peg Quincy holiday short story!
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A new Peg Quincy holiday short story!

It is always fun to be writing this time of year. It’s almost Christmas! This season I dived behind the scenes to give you some backstory on Shepherd Malone and how he got the curmudgeon face he sometimes shows to the world. Shepherd, Peg’s old partner, is retired and feeling a little sorry for himself….

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, Malice 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…

Malice in Tarnished Spaces – Cover Reveal
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Malice in Tarnished Spaces – Cover Reveal

Peg Quincy is busy–way too busy. She has a new roommate, a new almost-boyfriend, and a dead body washed up on the creek side of an exclusive artists’ retreat. But she is up to the challenge. Or is she? MALICE IN TARNISHED SPACES, the sixth Pegasus Quincy mystery, will be released in early Spring 2020….

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…