All in Good Time, My Pretty

  • October 18, 2020

When I was a kid, I’d sometimes go with my father to visit his favorite aunt, Florence. She was often seated in front of a large window from which she could see the birds that came to feeders in her yard. She’d tell me little stories about their antics and how much pleasure it gave […]

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Tell Me a Story

  • September 17, 2020

My husband Gary is a man of many stories. He’s traveled extensively and has never met a person he didn’t want to get to know. Thus, he’s collected many anecdotes which he enjoys recounting. He often doesn’t recall the exact details, but it never stops him from telling the tale. Not so long ago, we […]

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Dangerous Pursuits Sneak Peek

  • August 14, 2020

This month instead of a regular post, you can get a peek at the latest Leah Nash mystery, Dangerous Pursuits which will be release October 20th, and is available for pre-order here. Jancee smiles flirtatiously at the man as she flips her long hair over one shoulder and settles back in the seat. She doesn’t […]

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A Loving Heart

  • July 23, 2020

From the desk in my office I can look out across the river. When I do, my eyes are always drawn to a small clearing in the woods on the opposite side. Sometimes, if I stare really hard, I can almost see my friend Irene standing there. We took a  long, meandering walk at least […]

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Just Keep Swimming

  • June 24, 2020

We live with a river not far from our back door. My office faces it and. as a result, I spend an inordinate amount of time staring out the windows. One day as I did, I saw a red tail hawk make an amazing high-speed almost vertical drop to the water. He rose carrying a […]

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There Are No Words

  • May 17, 2020

My husband Gary is a man of action, not words. In fact, he doesn’t waste a lot of time searching for the right word, or even sometimes for any combination of consonants and vowels that is actually a word at all. Any verbal utterance that will take him from one idea to the next will […]

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Only Connect

  • April 14, 2020

I am not the best person at staying in touch. At every job I’ve ever worked there have been people who made difficult days easier, interminable meetings shorter, and unbearable bosses tolerable. When I’ve left, or they’ve left, I’ve always meant it when I said, “Keep in touch.” But it takes work to maintain a friendship […]

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In A Sinister Fashion

  • March 20, 2020

On Wednesdays, I usually have dinner and a movie night with one of my sisters. In a recent comedy we watched, a character’s attempt to trounce some villains was thwarted by the pocket of his pants. They caught on a doorknob, causing him to take a pratfall instead of leap on the bad guy. We […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

  • February 17, 2020

In my last post, I repeated what I’ve said many times before—I love hearing from readers—and I do. Most of the correspondence is fairly similar: questions about publication of the next book, or a plot twist, or whether they like or dislike certain characters. However, I’ve had a reader email exchange with a twist that […]

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What Price Dignity

  • January 13, 2020

When my youngest daughter was in middle school, we created a game we often played on our walks together, which we called What Price Dignity? What price would we require to purposely bring on extreme embarrassment?

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