Writing and Weeding

On a trip to see family in Seattle this past August, I visited the National Nordic Museum and stumbled into a special exhibit on landscapes by Finnish painters. I don’t know if it was the luxury of visiting an art gallery for the first time in nearly two years...

New Book Deal!

I’m so, so excited to announce a new book deal — and my first foray into Middle Grade! Fitzroy Books, an imprint of Regal House Publishing, acquired my new mystery, TROUBLE AT TURTLE POND, for publication in Spring 2022. It’s a friendship-centered...

Some Links for Creative Inspiration

As of this morning, I’m the parent of a Kindergartner! My son had a successful launch into the next phase of his education, thanks to shiny red “power shoes,” superhero underwear (a must!), a friendly welcome letter from the Kindergarten teacher, and...

Adventures in Storyland

Shaking up my writing life in a Crazy Barn!Where do writers go on vacation? To Storyland, of course!It sounds like a lame joke, but in my case it’s true. I just returned from a mini-trip to New Hampshire with my husband and son. And we did indeed go to...

YAmazing Race Gratitude

The YAmazing Race is officially over! Winners of the race will be announced tomorrow on the Apocalypsies blog. The winner of my bonus contest for TOKYO HEIST will be announced tomorrow on this blog. (That contest runs until midnight EST, due to a Rafflecopter quirk,...