The murder of a human being when we read about it in the news is a serious matter, as well it should be. In fiction it is not, unless the author does it ineptly, in which case it is a crime against the reader. But what has been going on for years in plain sight…

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We are now in the midst of the holiday season- – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and the celebration of the Winter Solstice. To each of you who celebrates one (or more) of these special holidays or another that I don’t know about, I give you my best wishes and hope it is a wonderful holiday season…

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In the novel, Bones Unearthed, the protagonist, Kate Fitzgerald, discovers a long lost relative, her aunt Jennifer McAllen. For Kate, whose father died in the Iraq war and whose mother succumbed several years ago to breast cancer, it was a wonderful discovery. Kate had had a short-lived marriage, but that attempt to establish family had…

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A safari on the Serengeti in Tanzania has been on my bucket list for a long time. While earlier visitors to the area have gone there to hunt with guns and bring home trophies for their wall, my desire has always been to hunt with my camera and bring home as many photos of animals…

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August is an exciting month! There is a total solar eclipse within reach and it is available near Cahokia where my next novel will be set and I can do some additional research. I must admit that my husband and I are bit fans of total eclipses. This will be our third. Our first was…

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Last week I had my first book signing for Bones Unearthed, my first novel. Coming up on a book signing is a little like holding an open house party. What if I am all set up and nobody comes? Actually, it is a little scarier than a party because I have invested myself in getting…

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