Bits and Bobs

Why Sudoku is the Perfect Puzzle for Mystery Lovers

Confession time: I’m an addict. Every morning, I have to scratch my mental itch. My coffee doesn’t taste right and...

Interview: Cozy Mystery Author Sandi Scott of “The Seagrass Sweets” Mysteries

Interview: Cozy Mystery Author Sandi Scott of “The Seagrass Sweets” Mysteries

Here’s a tasty treat for you! My newsletter readers may recall that last month I featured an unbeatable deal on...

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

As you may recall, Mottley’s longstanding friendship with Chief Inspector Forthright reached a breaking point in Mr Mottley Gets His Man:...

#StoryInspiration: The Kingdom of Heaven. That’s Mr. Heaven to You.

  So far in the Story Inspiration series, we’ve looked at why a book’s setting matters so much, discovered Lundy...

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...

Thanksgiving Dessert Mashup: Chocolate Molasses Bourbon Pecan Pie

Growing up, it just wasn’t Thanksgiving without my mom’s pecan pie. Over the years, I’ve found that most people who...

#StoryInspiration: Here Be Pirates!

The FAQ’s that I get the most F – ly about Dying Fall involve the backstory of Brackmor Island. Particularly, were...

Guest Post – Just For the Love of It

Social media can be a time-waster or even elevate your blood pressure, but it can also be delightfully social. It was...

#StoryInspiration: A Dream of Darkness

#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...