Even Book Fairs That Are a Bust Have Their Benefits

At six AM last Saturday morning, I packed up my suitcase of books and SWAG (bookmarks, cookies, etc.), loaded my car, and travelled eighty miles to participate in a book fair. The fair coordinator told us authors she was expecting a big turnout. We needed to have at least ten copies of each of our…

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MEET AUTHOR JEANETTE POPE

I’m so delighted to introduce you to Jeanette Pope, one of the newest members of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Ohio River Valley chapter of Sisters in Crime. Below is what she shared with me about her life and her work: I am the oldest of six children, born and raised in the West End of…

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Meet Multi-Genre Author Beth Daniels

I’m delighted to welcome today’s guest, Beth Daniels, a multi-published author who also writes under the pen names of J.B. Dane, Beth Henderson, and Nied Darnel. Beth is the outgoing president of my local Sisters in Crime chapter, Derby Rotten Scoundrels. In her 30 plus years as a writer, Beth has explored a variety of…

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Meet Author Lynda Rees

Dear Readers, I’m delighted to introduce prolific author Lynda Rees as my first featured guest author on my blog. As you’ll be able to tell, Lynda is passionate about human trafficking and its horrific impact on young people and writes in multiple genres. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know her and her books. Stay…

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Sharing Updates

As I write this, I’m recovering from inhaling way too many helpings of the delicious Thanksgiving dinner my husband made for us. My waistline may never be the same, but it was worth it. Feeling very grateful for his food and most especially, for his love. I don’t know how I lucked out to marry…

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Chasing the Pandemic Blues Away: Celebrating a Good Week

Just when I was about to slide into one of my “My life has been cancelled and I miss my grandkids” breakdowns, some lovely things happened this week. First off, I typed “THE END” on the first draft of my fifth novel, tentatively called Missed Clue. It needs tons of work. But, as I learned…

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