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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Christmas Boxes

  • December 16, 2019

I’m looking forward to Christmas day. We’ll have a loud, laugh-filled gathering of relatives of varying ages at our house. The little kids, having already experienced the thrill of Santa’s largesse at their own homes, will dive excitedly into yet more gifts from indulgent extended family members at ours. And there are few things more […]

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I’m Glad You Made It

  • November 18, 2019

If you’re one of the readers who followed me here from a redirect link at my former site, leashnashmysteries.com, thanks for making the journey with me. If you’re a new reader just checking out the Leah Nash series and the website, I’m happy you’re here.

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