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.


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...

May 1, 2019

My fourth Writer's Apprentice novel hit number 15 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list last week, and remains there this week at number 16! This is the second book in the series to make the list.

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.

November 2, 2018

Fall is my favorite time of year. While some people see it as a time of death and decay, I see it as something hopeful. The cold air lifts the spirits that were oppressed by heat, and with the scent of fall comes a renewed sense of optimism. 

Because of this, I like to...

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Death in a Budapest Butterfly
also spent two weeks on the 
Barnes and Noble Bestseller list!

Available now! Scroll down to see reviews.

First in the series!
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Move Over, Miss Marple! 


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I have a new kitten and collaborator named Peach. She was helping me write, but then she fell asleep. If you look closely you can see her under my hair. :)

Signing books at the Evergreen Park Book Expo April. (2016)

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