Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cover to cover

     I’m happy to present the fabulous cover of my first Abishag mystery novella. Cover artist Bethany Barnette created this gem in record time. I am absolutely thrilled. In other news–Ambrose Bierce once said: “The covers of this book … Continue reading


Posted in WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Lawyer’s Wig and Tippler’s Bane / Heroes and Villains

My brother and I are working on a mystery novel Fathers in the Moor about two foragers who sometimes provide security services to those in danger. This book mostly takes place on the Isle of Skye where I did some hiking … Continue reading

Posted in FORAGING, WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tony Shaloub and me

Although we’ve never met, the actor Tony Shaloub and I have had an indirect relationship for years.  He is entirely unaware that in my writerly life we’ve crossed paths and even spent time together–him on the screen and me…well that’s … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Harvesting Lavender at Sunrise

I have a large lavender bush by my back door.  This time of year it’s rife with flowers, riches criminally wasted for more than a decade.  Sometimes I’ll tie up bouquets for insomniac friends or allow others to harvest for crafts, … Continue reading

Posted in Garden | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

May 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

This is May 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author. We’re having breakfast this first Friday in May with best-selling author Jacqueline Diamond who has sold more than 95 novels, including romantic comedy, romantic suspense, fantasy, mystery and Regency historical … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments