So….What Shall I Do until My Book Comes Out?

The second full-length novel in my Endurance series, Marry in Haste, is coming from Five Star Publishing/Cengage on November 16. Am I excited? You better believe it! So what does that date mean? I can look forward to a three-week wait until I have boxes of books...

The Home Stretch: Proofreading Shortcuts

I am generally professional about keeping up with blog posts. However, this summer I missed July since I had a mishap that resulted in a broken vertebrae. No blog posts showed up on their own. No writing was done by my computer. That month was just a blur. August has...

Interview with Judy Penz Sheluk, Mystery Writer

I first became aware of Judy Penz Sheluk, mystery writer, because we shared an editor for our first mysteries. While I haven’t met her in person, I think next year I might have that opportunity at a book coference since we both have books coming out. Judy hails...

If You Can’t Tell a Book by Its Cover …

… you have a real problem. This week I received the cover for my second full-length Endurance mystery, Marry in Haste. It was designed by Deirdre Wait, a cover artist for Five Star/Cengage publishing. She also designed the cover for my first mystery, Three May...

Has Common Sense Fled?

In my father’s later years, he often shook his head and complained about the insanity of the world in which he lived. I remember putting it down to the fact that he was in his eighties. But now that I find myself a senior citizen, I’m beginning to understand his...

The Long and Charitable Road to Endurance

The Endurance mystery series has had a long and winding road that still seems to be fraught with obstacles. Despite the difficulties, largely caused by the changing nature of publishing, the Endurance series is still winding its way through the hazards of the...

Writing Book Reviews: How To and How Come?

Book reviews. A common plea or question I’ve seen recently on numerous websites and Facebook reader/writer sites involve authors asking readers, in the kindest way, to please go on GoodReads or Amazon (online) or Barnes and Noble (online) and write reviews of their...

We Get By With a Little Help from Our Friends

Or How Readers Can Help Writers If you’ve been following my social media postings or reading my newsletter, you know that I have a second mystery, Marry in Haste, coming out in November, and I recently launched an e-book novella about my Endurance detective called The...

Silas Willard School: Demolishing My Childhood Again

The whirring noise of the bricks when our car’s tires turned from Losey Street onto Kellogg Street is still in my head after all these 69 years. Those bricks are gone now, as is the home where I grew up.  The hospital across the street from 692 North Kellogg bought...

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