Found in the Wild!

Seeing your books in a bookstore never, ever gets old. Yesterday I went to a Barnes & Noble, and saw both Chime and Punishment, the 3rd in my Clock Shop series, and A Christmas Peril, the debut of my Theater Cop series, close by each other on the shelf marked “New Releases”. I beamed. Since…

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Sunday was T – 6 months. 6 months before my birthday. A birthday that ends in a “0”. 6 months used to feel like a long time. Now it flies, FLIES by. So it is time to get the ducks lined up. What do I want to be different in 6 months? And what am…

Cozy Holiday Reading

Last fall was so nuts that I didn’t read a single book. Or shall I say a single fiction book. But I made up a lot of ground during the holidays, and thought I would catch you up. I read IF WALLS COULD TALK by Juliet Blackwell, THE DIVA COOKS A GOOSE by Krista Davis,…

A Christmas Carol Challenge

My favorite story of all time is Charles Dickens’ 1843 A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I hear some of you groaning. But hear me out. Have you read the book? While there is sentiment, there is also a brutal portrayal of the times. The themes of selfishness and redemption transcend generations. Dickens balances light and dark beautifully,…

The Girl…

Who read all of Stieg Larsson‘s novels on her vacation. ┬áThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I had heard so much about these books. My book club selected the first one for our next book. I’ve been reading DorothyL posts about them….

The Joy of Jane

A few years (late 1990's) back my sister and I (roommates at the time) watched Sense and Sensibility on almost a daily basis. The Emma Thompson version. That was before I bought the DVD of Pride and Prejudice, which became a yearly viewing occasion. And we saw Persuasion on PBS. And Gweneth's Emma. Last year…