Bits and Bobs

Make a Difference. #BeThatGuy.

The #MeToo posts the last couple of days are getting to me. Well, so they should. They should get to...

#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...

Mister Mottley Meets a Mermaid

If you came here from my Facebook post, April Fool! If not, you can read the blurb HERE Thanks for...

I’m Looking For a Few Good Mysteries!

Honestly, I tried. November – February is its own liturgical season at my house: the Unending Feast of St. Cadbury....

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...

Guest Post: Cooking Up a Method By Angela D’Onofrio

I was lucky enough this week to swap guest posts with indie mystery author Angela D’Onofrio, whose psychological suspense novel From...

Literary Libations & Character Cocktails – Guest Post by Sarah Miller Hill

Literary Libations & Character Cocktails – Guest Post by Sarah Miller Hill

What better way to enjoy a mystery (especially about the Jazz Age) than with a cool vintage bevvie? Mottley’s favorite drink...

Review: The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery

The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery by Penelope Swan My rating: 3 of 5 stars *Currently free on Kindle...

Review: Soft Summer Blood

Soft Summer Blood by Peter Helton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This soft-boiled police procedural introduced me to a very...

Cultivating Simplicity

We’ve been gardening since we got our first “real” house in 2011, and each season includes at least one grave tactical error...