Ever felt that your writing needed a changed of scene, as well as a critique by experienced mystery writers? September… Read more Join me for a Mystery Writing Workshop in Kathmandu
I was on the road yesterday and unable to post–but today I can finally announce the good news. The anthology Coast… Read more Pub Day: Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
We’ve had some warm days lately. I know. It’s like a tiny taste of spring in the middle of winter.… Read more Dear forsythia: It is January. That is all.
My grandfather was a journalist from the 1930’s to the late 1960’s. After my grandmother died, we went through all… Read more Inaugurations, protests and other distractions from writing
When you have a chance to see something rare and fleeting, grab it. An eclipse. A birth. An albino… Read more A rare and fleeting flower
I went for a walk on the Saunders Trail in Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful trail that works its way up the… Read more Poison Ivy and other precious plants
Way back in March of 2016, scientists in the UK made the mistake of asking citizens to name their new… Read more Boaty McBoatface or Good Character Names
Late in the fall I came across this tree with just one lone red leaf still holding onto a branch,… Read more The last leaf holds on
Every year I make New Year’s Resolutions. I pledge to eat better, exercise more, etc. But I also revisit my writing… Read more Writing New Year’s Resolutions
Every year I look ahead to several weeks off around the holidays. That is, if you could call baking a… Read more Holidays: Relax or work?