Make Room for More Mutt Mysteries

There is no doubt these have been difficult weeks (and months!) for all of us, and time feels a bit like it’s standing still. What day is it again? 😉 Anyway, like so many others, I’ve been searching for some positives. As an author, the first thing that comes to mind is that being homeContinue reading “Make Room for More Mutt Mysteries”

Favorite Line Fridays: First Summer Read

“All I will say is that you show up for your friends on their hardest days. And you hold their hand through the roughest parts. Life is about who is holding your hand and, I think, whose hand you commit to holding.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, DAISY JONES & THE SIX and this… “I thinkContinue reading “Favorite Line Fridays: First Summer Read”

Favorite Line Fridays (On Wednesday!!!)

“Regina had torn down the old house with its tin roof and charming porch and built–well, Lillian didn’t really know what it was. The outside was pink, the color of that horrible medicine. It had king-sized double doors, Mediterranean arches, and dozens and dozens of lights. They came on like clockwork every night, the glare blinding. She’d often thought it was a wonder they couldn’t see that house lit up clear to Charleston.” #deadlycharm #southernfiction #mystery #suspense #SinCnational #LethalLadiesCVA #SinCCentralVA #shortstories #anthology

Favorite Line Fridays

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars, but in our ourselves.” and, of course, “Beware the Ides of March.” William Shakespeare, JULIUS CAESAR. It’s possible that this play spawned one of the earliest and most famous of superstitions and “bad luck” days. I don’t personally consider it on par with Friday the 13th,Continue reading “Favorite Line Fridays”

Favorite Line Fridays

“Sometimes you need to scorch things to the ground and start over. After the burning, the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.”  Celeste Ng, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Resilience. In big ways and small. It’s in our nature. It’s part of ourContinue reading “Favorite Line Fridays”

Favorite Line Fridays

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD. Famous for his excesses, Kerouac  wrote one of the great classics of modern day literary fiction. As an interesting side note, the film version wasn’t made until 2012 and featured an ensemble cast. It was madeContinue reading “Favorite Line Fridays”