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: Just my Opinion
The title to this post is the writing prompt suggested by post-a-day. I think I would have to say yes. I know many of my closest friends would not agree with me, and have strong feelings about what they call … Continue reading
When I was a young stay-at-home mom there were many days when I wished desperately to be known for myself, not just as someones wife or mother. That was a long time ago. Now I find myself looking back on … Continue reading
My friend, Judy Nickles, has a very thoughtful Independence Day post over at her Word Place blog.
I’ve heard the phrase “the American people” so often lately it is begining to irritate me. Every politician, pundit, and newscaster seems to know what “the American people” need, feel, think, deserve, or demand. Do a Google News search on … Continue reading
On an average work day I spend 6 – 7 hours sitting behind a computer at my job doing research, email and writing. Most evenings at home I spend another 2 – 3 doing personal research, email and writing. I’m … Continue reading
Newspapers across the world last week published letters decrying the advent of the birth control pill from a man who signed them Frank Henderson. But they all carried different, and obviously fake, addresses. “Frank” popped up all over the States … Continue reading