Behind the Scenes

Cheers! Mottley’s Favorite Cocktail Recipe, the Gimblet

Pull up a beach chair and join me at Island Confidential for today’s stop on our blog tour. My fellow...

Escape with me on a Cozy Mystery Tour!

Tweeeet! En voiture, mesdames et messieurs! Today we depart on a tour of cozy mystery blogs, under the gracious auspices...

#StoryInspiration: A Dream of Darkness

When readers ask where I get my story ideas, I feel compelled to tell them the truth (mostly). So I...

The Power of Place in the Fictive Dream

Mottley & Baker’s second adventure, Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall is set in October of 1932, six months after...

from the National Library of New Zealand via Wikimedia Commons

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....