I’ve been reviewing the text proofs and drafts of the cover for Lazarus, the second book in my trilogy of mysteries set in the fictitious small town of Lewiston, WV. We’ve basically completed revisions of both, so Lazarus is on track to be available on Amazon December 1, in time for Christmas sales, as many …

Working with my publisher to finalize the cover of the next book in my trilogy of West Virginia mysteries, available on Amazon in print and electronic formats December 1, 2018. You can read more about LAZARUS on my website. Scroll down the Home Page until you come to “Previews of Coming Attractions.” You’ll find a …

Joining over 30 local authors to sign and sell our books on the veranda of the Pacific Grove Library in celebration of independent authors, October 13. This international observance of Indie Author Day recognizes the work of writers all over the world who are part of the self-publishing groundswell. What used to be called “vanity …

A tide is running in the publishing industry. More and more authors, including famous ones, are choosing to self-publish their books. This year marks the third in which Independent Author Day is celebrated across the country. I’m happy to serve on the local committee organizing events in Pacific Grove, CA on October 13. Participants will …

Husband and fellow writer Russell Sunshine and I (second and third from right), assembling with Central Coast Writers to march in Monterey’s 4th of July Parade. The crowd of some 10,000 was very enthusiastic, and we had a lot of fun. CCW marches every year, and we’re already wondering, “What’ll we wear in 2019???”

Sure feels good to be editing the first draft of LAZARUS, the next book in my trilogy of mysteries set in a fictitious small town in West Virginia. Hoping to have it in print in time for Christmas.

50,000 words and counting on the first draft of Lazarus, the second in my trilogy of West Virginia mysteries. Hope to have this draft done in a couple weeks. Then I’ll let it stew for a while and come back to it. I usually do three drafts, asking for trusted readers’ feedback on the second. …

Marching with the Central Coast Writers in Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days Parade. That’s me, way at the back with the sign, “Writers do it literally,” and husband Russell on the right in his Sherlock Holmes hat. Good Old Days is such a special event, running two days, starting with this terrific parade and continuing …

  After a hiatus of six months due to the West Virginia book tour (where I enjoyed a high school reunion picnic with old friends), some health challenges and an unexpected house-move, I’m finally back at work on Lazarus. The first draft is about half-done, and the final draft should be finished by the end …

Passing out treats at the annual Booktoberfest of Central Coast Writers. Got to hear some wonderful excerpts as other writers read from their latest works, and many of us offered our books for sale before and after the meeting. CCW and similar organizations are a great way for writers to network and learn from each …