The Holidays: When Joy and Loss Co-Mingle

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving visit with my younger son and his family. They flew in from Denver, and my son’s first child from a previous relationship, now a college sophomore who lives across the river in Indiana, came over as well. A special joy was seeing that no matter how many months the younger…

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Author Skye Alexander Talks About “Why We Love Mysteries”

As a lifelong reader, and now writer, of mysteries, I’m delighted to welcome Skye Alexander to my website for her analysis of “why we love mysteries.” Skye’s third novel in her Lizzie Crane Jazz Age mystery series, THE GODDESS OF SHIPWRECKED SAILORS, recently came out from Level Best Books. Why We Love Mysteries by Skye…

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More Confessions by An Anxious Writer

I can’t decide which makes me feel more anxious—receiving accolades for my work, or heavy doses of rejection and harsh criticism. I was reminded of my ability to make myself miserable either way this past week. In the accolades department, I learned that my novel, DEADLY SETUP, received  the NYC Book Big Award in the…

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