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A Little Girl’s Dream

"When I was a little girl like you, I went up in Sputnik number two" Yes, I was about ten when I wrote this wonderful poem. While the poem lacks a "certain amount" of professionalism, my dream was real. Thanks to my dad, I was a stargazer. We'd sit on our front porch in the …

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Sweet Christmas Memories

So, Christmas is here, once again. The older I get, the faster time flies. Maybe that's why memories, of Christmases past, grow stronger every year. This year, I'm reminded of the first Christmas with Sam; the little pup from a liter our neighbors continually lost track of. More than once, we shooed him from the …

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The Most Annoying Character!

Book # 1 That would be Andi’s (ex) stepmother, Ruby. To Andi’s continuing regret, she promised her dad, that if anything happened to him, she’d look after his widow. Even she, however, didn’t suspect that would include a murder charge! In case you think Andi overreacts when it comes to Ruby, here’s a bit of …

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I Love October (and why)

I adore the month of October and have listed some of my reasons. Cool, crisp air. After a long, hot, humid Georgia summer, temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s are a welcome change to someone whose forehead drips water like a leaky faucet. College football. Sure, my Indiana Hoosiers aren’t exactly a college football powerhouse, …

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History of the Sazerac

My joy in writing and publishing Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder was recently eclipsed by the contract I received from Wild Rose Press for Sazerac, Sleuth & Slay, An Andi Anna Jones Mystery, Book 2. We are currently in the final editing process, so a release date is right around the corner! The cover art, by …

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Andi Anna Jones Is (almost) Back!

Yep, Andi's back for another sleuthing adventure. This time in and around the Louisiana Bayou. Five unsolved murders, a body caught in a crawfish cage, and a mysterious candle, magic, and incense shop, leads Andi deep into the bayou on a hunt for clues. Will another victim be added to the serial killer’s list, or …

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Trial & Triumph: Ketia Swanier

From the first moment I met Ketia Swanier, I felt a connection. The daughter of military veterans, she showed a special confidence and self-worth. Her empathy and kindness toward others, was evident. Reluctant to "toot her own horn" she wanted to know about you, your life, and your interests. You'd never guess she was a …

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Reflections from Andi Anna Jones

First posted on May 5, by Christy's Cozy Corners Blog. A few words from protagonist, Andi Jones (Andi Anna Jones Mysteries). Forced to refute a few misconceptions about her life and career, she wants to get everything out in the open. Hi folks! I run a travel agency, although my right hand, Ellie, would, and …

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Defending Georgia Jones!

A recent reviewer criticized Andi Anna's sister, Georgia. While Andi sometimes agrees that her sister is a little snobbish, aloof, and spoiled, she still loves her sister and sometimes envies Georgia's family life. I want to give Georgia a chance to defend herself and share insight on her busy life and relationship with Andi. Interview …

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Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Book # 1, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder in my new Andi Anna Jones Mystery series, I'm visiting great blogs from all over the country! Click on the links, below, and you'll be treated to interviews, excerpts, and a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! TOUR PARTICIPANTS May 5 – Christy’s …

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