I write, study history, and work the reference desk at the public library. My home in the Missouri woods is shared with Richard, my husband of 50+ years, Cookie, a little white terrier, and Sunshine, a big yellow cat. After seven non-fiction books, I finally turned to the writing I always wanted to do: mystery novels. TANGLED ROOTS, a tale of secrets, lies, and murder along the Missouri River, was published January, 2017. My next novel, THE SANITY OF STRAWBERRIES, a murder set inside a state mental hospital, will be published in 2018.
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Category Archives: National Novel Writing Month
It’s November 21. National Novel Writing Month is two-thirds over and so far has not gone according to plan. It was already out-of-wack on November 6 when I found myself in the hospital recovering from an angioplasty and stent placement. … Continue reading
National Novel Writing Month starts in a little less than two hours. ( My alarm clock goes off in seven hours.) I want to write this year, to write well, and especially, to write to the end. I want … Continue reading
This morning I went to a National Novel Writing Month Kick-off. Lori Robinett, the Municipal Liason for Fulton, explained the whole concept to the newbies and helped them get signed up on nanowrimo.org. She had workbooks, stickers, and Black Warrior … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about Nano. At first I thought I wouldn’t do it. It seemed pointless to start another novel I probably won’t finish. Then I decided that’s what nano should be this year. A pledge to finish. The first … Continue reading
I just took a peek at the new National Novel Writing Month site. They’ve been promising a complete revamp and came online sometime today. Almost everything seems to have been wiped clean. My picture is gone, as is my purple … Continue reading