July 16 – A memorable day

July 16 has good and bad memories for me, and probably for all of us. The good is that my mother-in-law, Irene Sutton Cunningham Laughlin, was born on this date. The bad is that she died in 1990, just six short years after I married her son. She lived in California and we lived in …

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The Reluctant Debutante, by Wendy May Andrews

The Reluctant Debutante, by Wendy May AndrewsThe Reluctant Debutante, by Wendy May Andrews The Duke of Wychwood seeks retribution from the Earl of Pickering. When he finds out the earl has a beautiful young niece, the duke thinks to involve her in his feud, but is shocked to discover he is attracted to her. The …

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Book Title Contest!

Publisher, editor, and I are having a knock-down-drag-out fight about the title of the first Andi Anna Jones Mystery that takes place, partly, in Cancun. No, we're not really fighting. We're just in a quandary and are looking for some feedback. Make a comment and I'll enter your name into a drawing for a free …

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My Grandmother’s Hands

Sitting at the computer early one morning, contemplating the challenges of aging gracefully, I glanced down and recoiled in horror! My grandmother's hands rested on the keyboard.

The Writing Life

I'd written all my life, but until the ripe old age of fifty, had never ventured beyond family memoirs and very bad poetry. Then five crazy broads got together and formed WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty. All of us had reached that magic milestone, or were about to, and weren't all that thrilled with the ramifications. Hormones, hot flashes, …

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