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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One of the best things about being a writer is meeting other writers who generously share information, ideas, and inspiration. Jacqui Murray is a writer I met through the A-Z Blogging Challenge in April. In Murray’s latest thriller, U.S. and … Continue reading
This letter of the A-Z Challenge was easy. I wouldn’t be writing today if I didn’t belong to the Callaway Critique Group. Most successful writers recommend a good critique group and the web is full of advice on how to form, find, … Continue reading
I just came back from the Ozark Creative Writer’s Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This conference always feels like a family reunion to those of us who keep coming back year after year. I’ve been to bigger conferences with bigger … Continue reading
Picking good books for the diverse group that comes to our public library book discussion isn’t always easy. I found a good one this week: Bill Warrington’s Last Chance by James King. Protagonist Bill Warrington realizes he has Alzheimer’s and … 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