I Had The Time of My Life — #MFRWauthor

It's week 21 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is: A childhood memory--which is good because I've got a million of 'em. The hardest thing this week will be picking which childhood memory to talk about. Memories have been flooding my head all week as I've thought about this week's prompt. … Continue reading I Had The Time of My Life — #MFRWauthor

I Love to Laugh – #MFRWauthor

It's week 18 of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge, and this week's prompt is What Makes Me Laugh Out Loud. I freely admit that I love to laugh. To quote Dolly Parton's character in Steel Magnolias, "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion," I have been known to burst into song at random times, warbling, "I love … Continue reading I Love to Laugh – #MFRWauthor

5 Things You Might Not Know about Yellowstone National Park

Disney claims that its theme parks are the "happiest place on earth." Much as I love Disney, I would have to argue with them about that claim--at least as far as I'm concerned. As a kid growing up in Montana, I looked forward every year to my family's annual visit to Yellowstone National Park, always … Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know about Yellowstone National Park

The Problem with #BeautyAndTheBeast Nobody’s Talking About

As I write this blog post, I am gearing up to see Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast for the third time. That should tell you something right off the bat. I love the movie. I think the casting is brilliant and the movie is beautifully made. This is not one of those posts complaining … Continue reading The Problem with #BeautyAndTheBeast Nobody’s Talking About

13 Things That Begin with “U”

I guess I've put this blog post off long enough. I keep wondering if I actually have 13 things in my world that begin with the letter "U", but finding 13 U items is more likely than finding 13 X or Z items...so here we go. I'm game if you are. In no particular order, … Continue reading 13 Things That Begin with “U”

13 Things That Begin with “S”

  It's Thursday, which means it's time for another Thursday 13. So here they are, 13 things from my world that begin with "S", in no particular order: 1. Sand: I live near the beach--very near the beach. That's lovely in many ways, although I don't actually go to the beach very often. Long story. … Continue reading 13 Things That Begin with “S”

In My Spare Time #MFRWauthor

It's week 6 on the MFRWauthor bloghop, and this week we're supposed to talk about our hobbies. At first, I thought this would be a short blog post because I don't really have any hobbies. But then, as I thought a bit more, I realized I actually do have a few, which made me super-excited … Continue reading In My Spare Time #MFRWauthor

13 Things That Begin with “R”

Here are 13 random things from my world that begin with the letter "R", in no particular order: 1)  Romance: For the past 24 years, I have divided my time between writing mystery and writing romance novels. I prefer to write stories that are focused on the emotional journey of romance rather than the physical. … Continue reading 13 Things That Begin with “R”

News about my latest releases

Great news! Dead on Arrival, the first book in a brand-new mystery series, is now available for pre=order on amazon.com.  The book is scheduled for release on February 15, 2017, and I'm very excited about it. This book has been in the works for a long, long time -- at least 15 years. I wasn't … Continue reading News about my latest releases

It’s Not Easy Being a Writer’s Kid #MFRWauthor

I started writing seriously when my youngest daughter was five years old. There's a 12-year age difference between my oldest and my youngest, but even with that many years between them, my oldest was just 17. I've been a single mom for most of my kids' lives, so when I decided to start writing seriously, … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being a Writer’s Kid #MFRWauthor