December 28, 2019

We all make lists at the end of the year, I suppose: lists that reflect on what we've done, and lists that look forward to what we'd like to do.  I enjoyed looking back over the books I've read to pull out these ten that have stayed with me over time.

The Stieg Larsson...

December 23, 2019

Christmas is a bit different this year. I find myself craving quiet and contemplation more than I do parties and seasonal bustle. Perhaps the intensity of the year has something to do with that. On the other hand, I think the Christmas season always calls for silence,...

August 5, 2019

We had a wonderful time at the book launch for DEATH IN A BUDAPEST BUTTERFLY. What a wonderful group of readers and friends. We shared delicious cupcakes and talked about Hungarian folklore. A fun way to spend a hot August day.

July 20, 2019

When you're contemplating an imminent release of a book by a writer you read (including books by me), you might want to look at this article from The Huffington Post which encourages readers to support authors so that they can generate more of the books you enjoy.

Read...

July 19, 2019

Tomorrow begins the 10-day countdown to the release of DEATH IN A BUDAPEST BUTTERFLY, a debut novel in a new series. Follow along, as each day I'll be doing something to mark the exciting path to book launch!!

July 11, 2019

When my sons were little, we used to love reading I-Spy books. In these lovely visual mysteries, young readers would be offered details to find in a very cluttered visual--perhaps a junk drawer or a circus tent or a picnic blanket--and they had to try to pick the sough...

June 24, 2019

It's been a cool, quiet June. I am in a very comfortable convalescence from an elective surgery, and it's given me a chance to read, watch movies, relax. It's been a revelation, actually. Life has ORDERED me to slow down, and I don't tend to be a slow down person. But...

February 4, 2019

I'm thrilled to announce the first in The Hungarian Tea House mysteries: DEATH IN A BUDAPEST BUTTERFLY! This debut novel will launch on July 30, but you can read about it on Amazon here

December 31, 2018

Today is my birthday; it always makes me contemplate my resolutions--one day before the rest of the world does.  :)

This year I think I'll focus less on changing myself and more on accepting who I am. 

Whatever resolutions you make, may 2019 bring you peace and happiness...

December 9, 2018

Need a moment of escape? I've always loved this John Denver song (I've linked to the YouTube video). If you pour yourself a cup of tea and gaze out the window while you listen, I think you'll find that your stresses decrease.

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Death in a Budapest Butterfly
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Move Over, Miss Marple! 

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