Tag Archives: Cozy Mystery

It’s Truck Day! So How About a Sample Chapter of Backyards Have Bodies?

It’s Red Sox Truck Day, the day when the truck carrying the team’s equipment leaves for Florida.  (Yes, we celebrate these sorts of things in Massachusetts.)  Anyway, in honor of the day, I’m posting chapter 1 of the long awaited … Continue reading

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TBT: Peyton Place – The original Suburbs Have Secrets

“Fifty years ago, Peyton Place helped create the contemporary notion of “buzz,” indicted 1950s morality, and recast the concept of the soap opera, all in one big, purple-prosed book. It would spawn a sequel, a smash film nominated for nine … Continue reading

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Ecosystems

Last night, Penny Watson and I had a long talk about cultivating our personal ecosystems — a term I stole from author Susan K. Quinn. We decided we liked the word far better than community, partly because Penny is a … Continue reading

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Letting Go

The words hit me like a slap in the face. My son looked me square in the eye and said, “Please stop sending suggestions. We want to do this ourselves.” He was talking about his and his fiancee’s upcoming move … Continue reading

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When Fear Holds You Back

Forget everything I said last week about life getting in the way of my writing.  This week, I figured out why I’m really having so much trouble finishing the rewrites on The Suburbs Have Secrets. It’s fear. For nearly a … Continue reading

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How about a Sadie Snippet?

It’s a cloudy Tuesday here. To brighten things up, I thought I’d post the opening paragraphs from The Suburbs Have Secrets, the first book in the Sadie McIntyre Mystery Series. Look for the book this October. Enjoy! Chapter 1 Everyone … Continue reading

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When Life and Goals Collide

This is the white board in the office I share with the Captain outlining my to-do list for the summer. I’m behind. I had such plans for the year. If you read my last blog, you know my ambition has … Continue reading

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