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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This is from my new novel, The Sanity of Strawberries, to be published in 2018. I should have known William Delaney was bad news the first time he stepped up on Mama’s front porch, on account of he showed up … Continue reading
Snakes in the Kitchen is on sale for only 99 cents this week, for all ebook readers! That’s exciting news for me, because it means my book will reach more readers. Thank you, Three Creeks Press & Macmillan!
Harry Rogers was my Mother’s brother. He was a good man and very well loved by his six older sisters. My grandfather William Riley Rogers probably considered Harry an unexpected miracle when he was born June 1, 1919. The family … Continue reading
The summer of 1964, we went to the the dirt track, modified stock car races in Holts Summit nearly every week. It was exciting because we knew some of the drivers and Richard’s cousin, Bill Caldwell, drove his old truck … Continue reading
Do you ever sit out on your front porch and just watch the world go by? When I was growing up, porch sittin’ was an art almost everybody enjoyed. It was a great “intergenerational” activity. That’s a new buzz word … Continue reading
I’ve probably spent more hours in this building than I have in any other place. It was my refuge as a child. I spent hours looking at 3-d photo cards with the old stereoscope viewer, while the stern librarian Mrs. … Continue reading
KRCG-TV broadcast for the first time on February 13, 1955. The station was founded by the Jefferson City News Tribune. The paper’s publisher, Betty Goshorn Weldon, named the station in honor of her late father, Robert C. Goshorn, who … Continue reading
The life of John Henry Paul reminds me of a song they used to sing on the TV show Hee-Haw: “If it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. . “ John Henry was born October 23, … Continue reading
“He belongs out at the end of 5th Street.” That was a common phrase in Fulton while I was growing up. It was usually said good-naturedly, in a teasing way, sometimes spitefully, and once in a while, with dead seriousness. … Continue reading