Book Reviews, Writing

Crime Beat Girl – Official Book Trailer

I'm excited to share the book trailer for my latest novel, Crime Beat Girl. The video book trailer is 25 seconds. If you have a moment, watch it and let me know what you think. Crime Beat Girl is now available as a paperback and eBook on Amazon. Click on the link to read the… Continue reading Crime Beat Girl – Official Book Trailer

Gardening, Reflections, Writing

Why this colorful flower is my favorite writing cheerleader

Only a few weeks ago, I thought this flower was a fail. But it turned out to be a gardening win. And while it lasts, for me it is more than a zinnia. It is my writing cheerleader. In the summer, I like to work from my screened-in back porch. It is a small, cozy… Continue reading Why this colorful flower is my favorite writing cheerleader

Gardening

How to know when to harvest beets

“Sir, it’s always beets.” (Portlandia, Season 4, Episode 3.) Dwight Schrute devoted his farm to beets. Portlandia’s writers came up with a skit featuring beets. And this year, we decided to grow beets. This was our first time planting the root vegetable packed with vitamins and minerals. It isn’t just the root that is good… Continue reading How to know when to harvest beets

giveaway, Writing

Free giveaway to celebrate latest audiobook release

My novel Erasing the Past was released on audiobook today! Narrator Brian McGovern has put together a superb performance of the romantic suspense novel with a sci-fi twist. Erasing the Past has touches of The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Notebook and even the film drama, Mr. Nobody. To celebrate the latest release, I have five… Continue reading Free giveaway to celebrate latest audiobook release

Gardening

The good. The bad. The struggling. My urban gardening adventures.

I like working in the garden. I like thinking about working in the garden. And it may come as no surprise that I even like grading my gardening efforts. I analyze both the triumphs and the opportunities for improvement. As the spring transitions into summer, here are a few of my gardening yeas and nays.… Continue reading The good. The bad. The struggling. My urban gardening adventures.