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January 22, 2020

YIKES! ANOTHER YEAR HAS ARRIVED


I can’t believe over six months have passed since my last blog post. We’ve been busy with our home rebuild (lost in the Thomas Fire in December 2017). It’s been a slow process, but the end—while not quite in sight—is at least something w...

June 19, 2019

 ​I'm excited to announce the inclusion of my short story, The Cookie Crumbles, in the crime fiction anthology, THE BEST LAID PLANS coming out this month from Superior Shores Press. In this collection, 21 authors weave stories  about plans that don't turn out as i...

March 15, 2019

​Hard to believe Spring is already beginning--at least here in California. Butterflies are migrating in huge numbers, finches are chattering, and the lupine and California poppies are making lovely blue and orange accents in the nearby hills.

It's been a long time...

February 12, 2018

Transitions are an important part of writing: How to you exit a scene? How do you get to the next moment in your story? How and when does your main character change?

Right now I'm living in a 'transition state'. We've settled into our temporary 'digs' in Santa Barbara w...

December 20, 2017

This will be the first year we don't celebrate Christmas with a tree and presents. On December 5th, our home burned to the ground in the Thomas Fire. At 11 p.m. on December 4th, we evacuated. Flames were cresting the hill on the opposite side of the canyon behind our h...

October 1, 2017

I've always loved Halloween. From decorating, to finding just the right pumpkin to carve, to dressing up and giving away candy. Since this is such a fun time of year for me, I want to spread some joy with a Spooktacular Giveaway! Throughout the month of October,people...

August 19, 2017

I'm recently back from attending my first Writers' Police Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Wow! What an amazing event. In addition to attending classes on Markers for Fake vs Genuine Suicide Notes, Death Scene Investigation, Fingerprinting, and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs (about...

June 4, 2017

I had a remarkable day earlier this year. It was a mix of outdoor and indoor adventure, solo wandering and team effort. In the morning, I headed out to the Carpinteria flower tour. Every year a group of growers in Carpinteria open their greenhouses to the public -- fre...

May 7, 2017

Several weeks ago, we adopted a cat. Just over three-years old, she's way past the kitten phase that would freak out our older cats. She's also an all-black -- like two of our other cats. (black and black and white cats have drawn us to them ever since our first tuxedo...

April 8, 2017

Hi Readers,

I'm one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews SPRING FLING Scavenger Hunt. During this event, you'll have the chance to find some great new books. Make sure to check out my featured title along the way!

The grand prize is a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Ther...

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