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Does anyone else remember this childhood rhyme:
“Beth and Rob sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g . . .”
Those aren’t exactly show-stopping musical lyrics, but odds are, we all sung
them at one time, probably teasing a friend or a “frenemy.”
And while I’m all for “k-i-s-s-i-n-g-ing,” I’ve never understood the idea of
sitting in a Read More...
I’m a writer. I know a lot of writers. I confess to you now that we all started
in training bras, believed in myths and shunned reality.
MYTH. Fiction writers are natural story tellers. If we’re Irish and sat
on Grand Pappy’s porch during our formative years listening to tall tales, we
might be natural story tellers. Otherwise, we have to work at it. People think
we sit down, pour Read More...
Author Nancy Bush says her husband would live on the water, if he could. But
Nancy? She’s the terra firma type. What could possibly go wrong in the water
scene below in Nancy’s July romantic thriller, THE KILLING GAME? In
Nancy’s version of the long-time favorite Clue game, she will send a surprise to
the poster of her favorite comment on Read More...
Looking back now, I realize that every time I picked up a book as a
kid, I was learning to write—especially suspense.
In junior high, before amazon made just about every book on the planet
available, I went to great lengths to find my favorite suspense authors and read
everything they wrote. Arguably, some were better than others, but at that time
I didn’t even care. As long as there Read More...
There are two big, black dogs in my life.
Oh, yeah, I have two teenage daughters and a husband as well – but somehow they
never seem to take up nearly as much space as our dogs.
My dogs don't do lonely very well. Or to be honest, not at all.
You know those last precious minutes just before the alarm goes off in the
morning? That's when one, or both of them, puts Read More...
“I need to learn to ride a bike.” Sarah didn’t try to hide her
grimace. “By the middle of next week. Even though riding one of those things is
basically daring God to smite me.”
That’s the opening of READY
TO FALL, my fourth Lovestruck Librarians
book. Now, I Read More...
“Second Chances” was a thing before it was a trope. I think everyone at some
point or another has thought about that long lost love, the what-if’s and
maybe’s. Whatever happened to that guy in high school that you used to date but
eventually lost contact with? What about the random hook-up in college? Or more
meaningful, what ever happened to your first love after the two of you broke up Read More...
Cursed with prophetic visions and desperate to atone for a death she could
have prevented, Gianna York swears she will never again ignore the chance to
save a life. When she is hired by Landen Elmsworth to serve as companion to his
sister, Gia repeatedly sees the image of her employer's lifeless corpse floating
in Misty Lake. As subsequent visions reveal more details, Gia soon realizes her
best chance to save this Read More...
I never thought much about cops until I started writing them. Sure, there were
times when I sped past a radar-toting cop in a cruiser, and my heart leapt into
my throat. A few times I’ve glanced into the rearview mirror and seen the
red-and-blue flashing lights. I had to think about cops then.
But until I started writing cop characters, I never thought about how they
thought or felt. I Read More...
MURDER, HANDCRAFTED is
the fifth novel in the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery
Series, and in each book in the series, there has been a quirky twist. In
book one, readers were introduced to my protagonist Angie Braddock and her
Frenchie Oliver, who just so happens to be afraid of birds. In book two, they
met Read More...
When I was asked to give the perfect set of circumstances for a
historical mystery, I didn’t have to think long. It’s just like putting together
a perfect recipe.
A GOLDEN CAGE, A Newport Gilded Age Mystery.
Take one opulent era of history. Mark Twain called it The Read More...
One of the biggest perks of writing historical fiction is the
research! I am a library junkie, and could spend way too much time digging
through dusty old books. Getting to travel and see the places in my books is
even better! Fontainebleau is one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe, with
a fascinating history, and I enjoyed the chance to spend a little more time
there with Kate Haywood (even Read More...
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