Sweet Home Alabama

I had the pleasure of visiting my Alma mater, Huntingdon College, in Montgomery, Alabama, earlier this week…on Halloween to be exact. I was the guest of the English Department. Tom Perin, professor and author himself, interviewed me in a Town Hall type setting. The audience consisted of honors students and participants in a program called Practicing […]

Happy Halloween

A great big thank you to Joel & Carol Tomlin of Landmark Booksellers in Franklin, Tennessee, for including me in their author signings at Saturday’s Pumpkin Fest.  Except for the 85 degree heat (it’s October in Tennessee, folks. What’s with that???), which melted the chocolate candy I had out for the trick-or treaters, it was a […]

Mark your calendar — Halloween events!

I love Fall–the colors, the weather, our anniversary, Halloween. Well, Halloween, isn’t that big of a deal, though it’s fun watching the kiddies in their costumes. But I don’t like scary. I really don’t like scary. (I have nightmares.) Along those lines, I don’t read horror; I don’t watch horror.  Apparently, however, I can write horror. Go […]

New York Adventures

We visited middle son and family this summer, but had not spent any quality time with our oldest or youngest, so we decided to take them to NYC. Youngest had never been and with a pregnant wife, this might be his last chance without a baby on board which would change the dynamics of the […]

Baby, I Need your Loving

Oldest son is in Baltimore and still single, middle son is married with two sons, and youngest son and his wife are expecting their first in early February. Hubby and I were honored to host their  Gender Reveal Party. We had a blast planning and executing it. We started with a pink and blue tulle wreath […]

Grandsons are fun-sons…

We are the proud grandparents of two grandSONS, ages 4 1/2 and 1 1/2. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like as they live in North Carolina with middle son (the Marine) and his beautiful wife. We visited them in their home for a long weekend this summer and had some quality […]

Killer Nashville is upon us

It’s that exciting time of year when mystery writers come to town for the fabulous conference Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford has outdone himself this year with the lineup of talent. The Guests of Honor are Janet Evanovich and Kevin O’Brien (seriously). Some of the other well-known authors for this year’s three-day conference include Anne Perry, William […]

Sisterhood Moments

  I joined Alpha Omicron Pi in college and have never looked back. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t have some kind of sister contact. The past week has been extra special. I’ve been in a writing frenzy lately. I did take a sanity break for a standing weekly lunch date with a special […]

The books are here

  “The phone book’s here; the phone book’s here…I’m somebody now…I’m in print…Things are going to start happening to me now!” said Steve Martin’s character in one of the funniest movies of all time: The Jerk. Steve Martin Link I loved the excitement he portrayed in this scene, and I totally get it. When I got […]

Exciting news — New Anthology Release

I am excited to announce the release of the anthology The New Frontier: Short Fiction and Poems From An Old and New World. My short story, Good Friday, is one of the dozen or so selections in this book, edited by Jennifer Steen and published by Inkception Books. It has been a joy working with the […]