Tag Archives: mystery

When did you know you were in love?

I’M NOT SURE how Amazon works these things, I’ve got friends who’ve been trying to get their books listed *Free* for a long time. Then I woke up to a surprise to find that Hard Scoop was listed for Free! … Continue reading

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DEAD COPY: Because life is full of possibilities. And dead bodies . . .

DOING ALL THE THINGS, and rolling right along. One of All The Things is reformatting Dead Copy (Book 2 in the Cauley MacKinnon Mysteries, and btw, SCOOP is free on Amazon today), re-doing the cover and all the fun stuff … Continue reading

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Keeping track of pesky characters: How to use a Character Tracker

HAVE YOU EVER been happily reading one of your favorite authors and mid-way through, one of the names of the secondary (but key) character’s name changed? I know. Secondary Characters, Villains and their minions–it’s a lot to keep up with. … Continue reading

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Find your calling (*turns out mine’s not related to Romance)

THOUGH IT WAS MY FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL, Scoop was not my first novel—it was my second. My first novel was a romance (all my friends are awesome romance novelists). It was a good book. But it wasn’t great–it did, however, … Continue reading

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They’re not Sweet Cheeks, they’re Bunny Buns!

IT’S COMING UP on Easter, and after a lo-o-o-ong, cold winter, it’s time to pull out the Pyrex pans and get busy. Oh how I love Cute Food. And I love creating little pieces of art that are both delicious … Continue reading

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‘Til The Cows Come Home: Writing when you can’t write. And cows.

SO ONE OF MY rancher-neighbors (a 92-year-old man who just broke his collarbone while baling hay) asked me to temporarily take care of three of his bulls. So I tried not to sigh when I said, “I’d be happy too” … Continue reading

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Doing *Life* while doing *Writing*

ACK. I SLEPT late this morning because the last five days I’ve been walking-fence and fixing the broken areas. And I gave Atticus Bratty Catticus extra treats this morning because he didn’t do his usual roof-stomping thunder-paws routine. Probably he was … Continue reading

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