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Inspiration for HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER

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When people learn I’m an author, they often ask where my ideas come from. Truth be told, plotting isn’t my strong suit. I’m not exactly brimming with ideas. When I started plotting Horsing Around with Murder, all I knew for … Continue reading

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Blueberry Grunt

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In Horsing Around with Murder, my protagonist’s favorite dessert is Blueberry Grunt. Unfortunately, fear of public speaking causes Abby to drink a tad too much before her pre-dinner speech. This is the result. For some reason, there were two identical … Continue reading

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Excerpt from HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER (Animals in the Pool)

HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER, a cozy mystery set in Canada, will go live February 1, 2019. You can pre-order your copy at: Mybook.to/HorsingAround  … Here is a short excerpt: After running inside to get my glasses, I settled them on … Continue reading

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Horsing Around with Murder: An Excerpt

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Excerpt from HORSING AROUND WITH MURDER: I managed to keep a straight face when Larry the llama sauntered up from behind and snaked his head over the woman’s shoulder. He snatched the celery from her grip and started crunching, leaking … Continue reading

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Fun Canadian Fact

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The Apology Act was passed in 2009 to make apologies inadmissible in court. This is a result of Canada’s frequent use of the word “sorry”, so it means that any apologies are merely an expression of sympathy or regret, rather … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday – Cold Feet Fever

A little while ago, I blogged about my hero, Sam Jackson, a brilliant but commitment-challenged party animal, gambler and player. This excerpt illustrates Sam’s terror when he learns the heroine has a son. Excerpt Unless Katie had taken in a … Continue reading

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Horsing Around With Murder: Let the Fun Begin

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So I’ve started writing my next book called Horsing Around with Murder, a semi-cozy mystery featuring all the usual culprits–murder, secrets, intrigue, and a bumbling sleuth (some of you may remember Auntie Beth from Fur Ball Fever). As an added … Continue reading

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Funnel Cakes on The Boardwalk

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Funnel Cakes are deep-fried, sugary indulgences (a.k.a. junk food), a favorite on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, the setting for COLD FEET FEVER. These crunchy treats (dribbled through a funnel into hot oil) are so delicious, both protagonists, even my sugar-and-fat-opposed heroine, … Continue reading

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I’m in the Throes of Writing a New Book

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I’ve started working on my next book. It’s a whole new learning process, going from writing romance to writing a mystery. Of course, there will be at least one corpse. I’m still trying to figure out who dies, who whacks … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Genre Busting?

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When I started writing romance, even a whiff of paranormal, no matter how small, automatically classified the book as a Paranormal Romance. This was THE RULE. So I obediently classified The Jaguar Legacy as a paranormal romance because my heroine … Continue reading

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