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Mystery Love

When I think about murder mysteries, love is not the first thing that comes to my mind. But on this most romantic of days, I’m wondering why not. Love can be a compelling motive for murder—at least in fiction. Protecting … Continue reading

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Time for a Cover Reveal!

A Fiancée’s Guide to First Wives and Murder won’t go on sale until July 27, 2021, but I’m ready to share the cover art now! Ready? Here’s a little bit about the book: For Frances Wynn, widow to the late … Continue reading

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Gratitude in 2020

This has been a rough year with the Covid 19 pandemic ravaging the world. But as we approach Thanksgiving here in the US, I’ve been thinking about gratitude. I’m still giving thanks for things like the continued good health of … Continue reading

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The Right Words

Writers are always trying to find just the right word or phrase to convey a specific mood or emotion. As a writer of historical fiction, I also have to make sure the word or phrase was used in that context … Continue reading

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I’m home all day, so why am I not getting any work done?

Greetings from my home/workplace in Arizona! Last time I posted that staying home really isn’t a hardship for me since I already work from home and tend to be a homebody anyway. Looking back on the past month, I had … Continue reading

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Using Historical Figures in Fiction

Had a wonderful time doing bookstore events this week with C.M. Gleason and L.A. Chandlar, both in Ann Arbor and Detroit. One reason I was excited to chat with them is that they both do something that up until now, … Continue reading

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Research Material is Everywhere!

I have a lot of friends and family who claim to hate history. I don’t believe them. Okay, maybe they hated studying history. Depending on how it’s presented, it can be dry or just a succession of dates to be … Continue reading

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