It All Starts With Reading

When I was a kid, I had to cross a busy downtown street to walk the two blocks to the public library. Mom would take me across that first street then let me walk the rest of the way to my favorite spot on earth; well, except for the high school gym on Friday night …

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Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder Release Date Announced!

“WOW. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages.” —Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author Whoo-Hoo! The release date for the 1st Andi Anna Jones Mystery, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder will be... November 30th! Andi’s step-mother is a real piece of work! But is Ruby a murderer? Andi …

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Blame it on the bet: Blog Tour!

BLURB: Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, where the cats wear sweaters, the local priest dispenses dating advice, and you can find your fortune in the bottom of a pie pan. When her family’s pub is threatened with foreclosure, Hennessy O’Halloran, along with her three sisters, is determined to raise enough money to keep it out of …

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“Don’t Stop Writing!”

Every teacher, from third grade on said, "Mary, whatever you do, don't stop writing."  Those words came back to me when I signed my first publishing contract with Echelon Press. "Why," I ask myself, "did it only take 40+ years to appreciate the fact that, maybe, just maybe, I had a knack for writing. Better …

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Persistence

Sitting on my deck this morning, I couldn't help but admire the persistence of one certain spider. He's been hanging around most of the summer. I know that because I've run into his (her) webs more than once. We've done out best to leave the webs alone because they're all part of the natural scheme …

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The Lawman’s Apache Moon – Blog Tour

BLURB: “No more detours!” That was the promise Angelina Lord made to herself when she accepted a ride from a wedding in Texas, with the best man to her destination in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What could possibly go wrong? Angelina is focused on one thing–opening a fashion boutique in Santa Fe. What she really …

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Reinventing Yourself After 50

After years  working in the banking industry, (translation: teller), private schools (translation: executive assistant), the travel industry (translation: failed travel agent) I found myself living in Fort Myers, Florida, wondering what the heck to do, now. You're probably thinking, "Go to the beach! Swim! Shop at one of the kazillion outlet malls! Enjoy the freedom …

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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.