“Jeff found scuff marks on the windowsill.”

“Yes, from your shoes.”

“I wasn’t wearing shoes.”

“You weren’t?”

“No. I was in my stockinged feet. Cassidy, someone climbed in that window before I fell out of it.”

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mrs. Spinney's Secret at NN Light's Trick or Treat Bonanza Today


Lights! Camera! Action! Hollywood comes to Amity Landing, trailing corpses.

 


Mrs. Spinney’s Secret is featured on N N Light’s Trick or Treat Bonanza today!

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/mrs-spinney-s-secret-tot

Read all about it and enter to win a $75 Amazon gift card. See you there!

See you there!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Orion's Foot: Myth, Mystery & Romance in the Amazon at NN Light's Trick or Treat Today!

 

Why does the botanist claim he’s found a missing link between birds & dinosaurs? Is the biologist searching for a mythical monster or a living fossil? Why did the eccentric millionaire bring his prototype telescope to the jungle? Find out in Orion’s Foot.

Orion’s Foot: Myth, Mystery, and Romance in the Amazon is featured on N. N. Light’s Trick or Treat Bonanza today!


https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/post/orion-s-foot-myth-mystery-romance-tot


Do Drop By to Read & Win!


Monday, October 25, 2021

Books on the Beach


I had a fabulous time at Books on the Beach this past weekend. Held at the Hilton on Clearwater Beach, hundred of authors and readers gathered for fun-packed days of panels, looking at books, talking shop, and talking a lot. Thanks to the wonder organizers Sheri Lyn, Jennifer Wedmore and Cassidy O'Connor and their fabulous crew of volunteers!

Here's a photo of me with Minion the Monkey:



Me as Minnie Mouse:


Our Mystery Writers Panel:


And my table at the signing.






Do Drop In to NN LIght's Trick or Treat Tomorrow!


I’m part of NN Light’s Trick or Treat Book Bonanza October 26 AND 28!

All Month Long: N. N. Light’s Book Heaven is hosting the third annual Trick or Treat Book Bonanza. Great books—great prizes. This year we are offering a $75 Amazon gift card.

It all takes place here: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/trick-or-treat-book-bonanza

Save these dates: October 26 and October 28. You’ll get a teaser and a bit more about my mystery/romances.

On October 26: Mrs. Spinney’s Secret

 On October 28 Orion’s Foot: Myth, Mystery, and Romance in the Amazon.



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

I’m part of NN Light’s Trick or Treat Book Bonanza!

 ALL MONTH LONG!


 

N. N. Light’s Book Heaven is hosting the third annual Trick or Treat Book Bonanza. Great books—great prizes. This year we are offering a $75 Amazon gift card.

It all takes place here: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/trick-or-treat-book-bonanza

Save these dates: October 26 and October 28. You’ll get a teaser and a bit more about my mystery/romances:

Mrs. Spinney’s Secret 


and Orion’s Foot: Myth, Mystery, and Romance in the Amazon



Monday, October 11, 2021

Five Stars for Thursday’s Children, a Memoir

 


Thursday’s Children, a book by an old friend, Elisabeth Pendley, is an unexpectedly compelling memoir of a young teacher at a disadvantaged elementary school in the South in the 1960s. Thursday’s Children left me distressed but hopeful. It is a fascinating window into that transitional period between segregation and integration, when blacks and whites—confronted with an upheaval in the old order—treated each other with suspicion, if not outright hatred. It is also a story of how a closed environment can be corrupted by indolence and lack of accountability. The author gives us individual portraits of each of the children—their problems and their progress. You find yourself rooting for this or that child to break through the incredible obstacles to success. Also interesting is the picture given of the manner in which human beings react to very difficult circumstances—some with apathy, some with anxiety, some with courage. I recommend Thursday’s Children to anyone wishing to understand more clearly the origin of some current prejudices that have persisted—and the effect those prejudices can have on children’s lives.

Find Thursday’s Children here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Thursdays-Children-betrayed-defended-continues/dp/0578863812

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4282928554