This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far has created 44 blog entries.

Next writing project?

As is sometimes the case for writers — except for those who are always working on a couple of novels at the same time — we can find ourselves in a “lull” as Merle McCann explained on our recent “Murder in the Air Mystery Theatre” podcast interview. I, too, am between projects — waiting to [...]


​It’s been a busy spring with lots of fun book events.  They included: Tucson Festival of Books with Tucson Sisters in Crime and Arizona Mystery Writers;  Left Coast Crime in Tucson and speaking on a “Journalism” panel;  speaking to more than 200 people at Books & Lunch in Goodyear;  a writing retreat with a Los [...]


I gave up making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago – with the exception of resolving to pamper myself with a monthly massage, which I still do – opting instead for a “word of the year” to live by. In 2022, my word was “Focus.” I really wanted to dedicate my time to my [...]

Bucket list: check

We all have “bucket lists,” right? Whether it’s places to travel, work goals or fun things to do, what makes a list great is when you can check an item off! And my new podcast is another one of those goals I had set, and it’s finally come to fruition. Big check! I have 16 [...]

New podcast coming Jan. 2023

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, on which platform do you listen to them? Do you like to hear great mystery fiction stories?  Who are your favorite authors?  We hope you will come along when we launch my new podcast, called “Murder in the Air Mystery Theatre,” in January 2023. For years, I’ve enjoyed [...]

Do you TikTok? 

Yes, it’s the latest craze in social media: lots of short dancing videos by buff men and women, grannies, kids, all kinds; plenty of funny cat and dog videos; and some positively shocking videos as well.  I go down the rabbit hole with #alongcameabby, an adorable little girl who says the more adorable things; and [...]

Looking ahead

Are you a New Year’s resolution maker?  Many of us see January 1 as a fresh start, a clean slate, a time to do better, try harder, lose that holiday weight or do whatever is on your priority list.  But what about being a resolution keeper? Gym memberships typically soar in January, but by February [...]

Back to our new normal?

I’m feeling hopeful for the first time in a year and a half. Hopeful that I feel protected now that I’ve had both shots of the vaccine and a booster. Hopeful that we’ll finally beat the pandemic soon. Hopeful that we can start meeting in person again soon. Hopeful that we can start traveling again [...]