It’s About Time!

I have been writing blog posts for the better part of the last week, getting ready to launch Just Killing Time. I am SO thrilled about this book, and I look forward to exploring the role of “published novelist” for the first time. Tuesday night is the official launch party. 5:30-7 at the New England…

What Happened To My Hour?

Today, March 8, 2015, is Daylight Savings time. Not my favorite day, since we lose a precious hour of sleep, and I never really recover. It also is the first time in almost a year that I have posted on this blog. Not the first time I’ve done a blog post this past year. Over…

A Wicked Happy New Year to Me

Originally posted on The Wickeds:
Since I wanted to share my good news with everyone at the same time, I am doing my first cross post on my two blogs, Wicked Cozy Authors and Live to Write/Write to Live. Here it goes: I will be writing The Clock Shop Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime under the pseudonym Julianne Holmes. I…

In the Company of Writers

This weekend I went to Bouchercon in Albany, New York. Bouchercon is one of (or the) largest mystery conference in the world. It was predicted that over 1200 were there over the 3.5 days. While much can be said about the event itself, and will be on Wicked Cozy Authors later this week, what struck…

Silencing the Barking Dogs

When you get to be a certain age (mine), you start worrying that you are losing your mojo. Your short hair looks like a helmet without some serious product. Eye makeup methods you have employed for years suddenly makes you look like Tammy Faye Baker. Your pants are too short, and belts become the enemy….

Reboot

I tried to have a weekly archive of my fabulous life. An online gratitude journal, if you will. It puttered out at the three month mark. I am not proud of this, nor have I been slacking off. Instead, I throw in the towel. Too much pressure. And some things aren’t so fabulous. They just…