Category Archives: Everything Else

The Kick Ass Girls of Fire & Ice YA

I was delighted be asked to have my YA mystery novel SWIMMING ALONE, and protagonist Cathy Banks, join The Kick Ass Girls of Fire and Ice YA. This group is filled with girl-power protagonists. Girls who help their friends. Girls … Continue reading

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Directing THE CRUCIBLE in 2016

When I am not writing mysteries or plays, or trying to be super-mom, I am a high school drama teacher. This past fall, I directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. I need to choose plays that are going be a good … Continue reading

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2016: My Year in Books

In 2016, I made a goal of only reading books by people I know. By “people I know,” I mean either those I have met (online or in person ), or at the very least, those  I have seen speak … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Perfect Trip

Today I’m excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE PERFECT TRIP by Stacy Barnett Mozer releasing March 24, 2017 from Spellbound River Press. Stacy has joined me on NOT EVEN JOKING for both a Creative Minds Interview and to … Continue reading

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ThrillerFest XI… Awe, Admiration, Inspiration

It’s Tuesday morning, and I am still on my ThrillerFest XI high! I’M NOT EVEN JOKING! Where do I even begin? There were so many great panels, inspiring moments, and amazing people. I ran into old friends, cyber-friends and made … Continue reading

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Not My Usual Genre

It should come as no surprise that I read mysteries. A LOT of mysteries. (In fact, I am giving away a mystery below…my debut YA novel, SWIMMING ALONE.) But today, for this Blog Hop, I’d love to discuss a few … Continue reading

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Splash into Summer…YA and MG titles for your TBR list

A number of years ago I wrote a short story called “Summer Reading.” In it, the main character– a school teacher with a keen eye for solving mysteries– liked to start her summers reading something totally escapist before launching into … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic additions to my TBR List

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my very first Malice Domestic conference. Not only was it an amazing weekend, but I made many additions to my To Be Read List. Here are just a few (of the … Continue reading

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My Very First Malice

This weekend I attended my very first Malice Domestic. My brain and my heart are full. I have been delaying writing this blog post because there was just so much to process. I arrived Thursday evening, a little later than … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic Tips for Newbies

I will be heading to my very first Malice Domestic Conference this coming weekend. I’ve been attending writing conferences for some time, but Malice Domestic is a little different in that it’s a conference for fans—fans of cozy mysteries to … Continue reading

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