And This is Why I Write This past Sunday, my daughter Amber and I were on our way to visit my sister Peggie when Amber asked if we could make a quick stop before crossing the bridge to Washington. She needed a different picture of a headstone for her genealogy study of our family. […]
As a mom, I can tell you about some wonderful Mother’s Days I have experienced. Sometimes my daughters would give me handmade cards and smooshy chocolate candy, or as they got older, steak dinners, fabulous vacations, airplane tickets to visit, and heartfelt words that would make me weep. I can also tell you about my mom’s […]
Writing a Dedication
When I finished writing my first book I read everything I could get my hands on concerning publishing my work. Some of it was very enlightening and some of it was daunting. In fact I swung from ‘Wow, this is great’ to ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ But, because I went into the first […]
To Camp or Not to Camp: Nano is the Answer
This morning as I was getting ready for work, I knocked over one of those ever present piles of ‘to read’ books that decorate my house. The one that caught my attention was a beautiful little Jane Austen 5 year journal. It seemed that even before I knew I was a writer my family and […]
Interview with Peoria Public Library
I sat down with Peoria Public Library to talk about my new book, Murder in the Library.