A few days ago, I posted on FB and Instagram a few stanzas of a poem named The Writer. Sharing the full text below pushes me WAY outside the zone of comfort, but don’t we all suffer a little when challenging ourselves? Now, I’m not a very good poet and the meter is off, but …

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I’ve read several articles about mystery/thriller/crime tropes that have become cliche. How many have I used in my Marnie Reilly Mysteries series? Alleged Cliche Mystery/Thriller/Crime Tropes How did I do? Five out of ten isn’t terrible. I mean, it’s a MYSTERY series. There have to be some of the genre tropes in my books. At …

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I met Marnie Reilly about fifteen years ago when I wrote the first line of a short story that would become Divine Guidance, Book 1 in the Marnie Reilly Mysteries series. Whether I am working, gardening, walking in the forest with my pack, or falling asleep, Marnie is the voice in my head telling me to get off my butt and get back to Creekwood with her, Tater, Dickens, Tom, and Danny.

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Tis the season for a holiday Turvy! The Instagram writing community completed the #12DaysOfTurvy Writing Challenge on Monday. It was a spirited event filled with amazing writers of varying genres.

‘Tis the season to share a fantastic recipe for Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie! My mother gifted me a great cookbook many years ago, and this recipe was one of the first I tried. I have made it for every Thanksgiving since. It’s a little different from the traditional recipe on the back of the Libby’s pumpkin puree can, but it is oh, so yummy!

Saffron Amatti, author of the Lucas Rathbone Mysteries, threw down the gauntlet with a monthly writing prompt challenge. August’s challenge is “Send Your Characters to a Theme Park.

It’s a Christmas in July Book Giveaway! Five fabulous #IndieAuthors have created one awesome prize!

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