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 [...]

Good company

Like most people around the world, I am staying home as much as possible during this global pandemic. Oh, I’ve ventured out to the grocery store, pharmacy, and a couple of larger brick and mortars, wearing my face mask and hand sanitizer. Who knew a trip to Target would be such a wonderful adventure! But [...]

Writing while distracted

My writing schedule ain’t what it used to be. For the past few years, I have been quite disciplined to write Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to about noon or 1 p.m. I am working on a manuscript for “Bleeder,” book #3 in my Lisa Powers series, complete with recently revised “Save the Cat” [...]


People often ask me how I get so many things done as a writer, fiber and clay artist, volunteer, etc. I usually respond, “Schedule, schedule, schedule!” With more people either working from home (WFH), having children who may be doing school online, or those having the extra time to get those “to-do” lists accomplished, here [...]