I gave away some trade secrets about the inspiration for my cozy mysteries during a TV appearance, including how crushes on certain members of law enforcement inspired one of my favorite characters.
Camelot WV Book 4 Preview – The Hateful Woman of Ragnelle Rock Road
Turning fifty had inspired Melvin family matriarch Davida Melvin to get back into shape. After considering her options, she chose pole dancing, something she’d done for a living twenty-five years and 175 pounds ago.
Saving Grace Preview
Enjoy this preview of the upcoming 5th novel in the Goode-Grace series.
I’ll have a blue-green Christmas
Red and green and gold may be the traditional colors of Christmas, but I'm partial to the combination of blue and green.
Aww…. Thank You!
"I love the edgy cozy series with Trinity and Bobby. Reread them often, and especially during pandemic winters, living in Covid-risky household. Goode-Grace = cozies but not snooze-fest ye olde coseys. Enough conflict, thoughtful crime solving and urgent trips to ER that I know setting is 21st-Century Midwest. Heroine who switches seamlessly between crafting/cooking, advocacy for homeless teens and crime analysis: for me, Trinity is beloved.
Something Red – A Special Gift
What's inside this mysterious bottle? Something Red.
I Made The News!
I made the news in my hometown, and I'm just a little bit excited about it. Here's a repost of the article from the Scioto County Daily News.
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Hearts and Hours
Here's a different kind of CoolSite. It's a holiday-themed mystery novella that I wrote quite a few years back and never published anywhere but on my blog. I thought it might be fun to trot out again for Valentine's Day.
This is where we live…
My lasting memory of 9/11 is of coming home late that night, driving through Toledo's Old South End and seeing something remarkably American and Midwestern.