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Author Inspiration: Ngaio Marsh

Contemporary cozy author Rachael Rawlings recently asked me to contribute to a profile post, along with several other women writers....

#Story Inspiration: Legendary Lundy Island

As we run up to the Halloween release of Dying Fall, I want to share some of my inspiration for...

Help by Merete Veian via Flickr

How to Survive Writing a Book.

It’s simple, they told me. Writing a book is like any other goal – consistent effort over time. Crap. I’m...

In which I run off at the mouth (so what else is new?)

In which I run off at the mouth (so what else is new?)

I’ve been given opportunities to yak about myself a lot the last couple of weeks, so let’s keep this short. First,...

Steven Depolo via flickr

Share Grace

It took two years to clean out my mother’s house. Stacks and stacks of boxes – closets and attics full....