Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Every writer knows the FUN in book signings, and this past weekend brought me to my knees...in laughter at the Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring, Texas.

More tales for wool-gathering at family and friend gatherings. My VET, Karla Hilliard, and her husband, Nate (who is also a fellow writer), and their two adorable children came out to visit me. Both little ones played and ate and ran till they were plum tired. Because I write murder mysteries using DOGS to drive my plots, it tickles me to no end to look up at a signing and see MY fur-kids' VET standing before me.

Also, a wonderful friend I've known, well, almost all my life stopped by to buy a book. Lessie was astonished to see how many people made it to such a small town in Texas. Yes, Lessie, it's a doozie!

For all the other folks I met that day, thank you for coming by and visiting, buying books, and lending me a story or two to hold dear to my heart. This crowd is the best!

Lisa Smith, author of some very "steamy" vampire books gave "BITES" to everyone who walked by, adding loads of fun to our table.

Whether you enjoy reading MYSTERIES or Vampires, Lisa and I will be out there this coming Sat, 4/25 & Sun, 4/26. We loved it so much, we're gonna do it again!

Happy Trails & Tails,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Yes, I know...

Blogging is something at the bottom of my list. Sorry, it's been too long.

Some folks feel blogging is the way to go. I spend tons of time with family, friends, and readers, so by way of posting once in a while, will be the way I go.

Experience has taught me that time well spent keeps me out of trouble and in touch with my writing. Soooo, for the good news, I am writing. I am working on a goal of getting two novels finished this year and submitted. The first one, "Tracking On Borrowed Time" is half way finished. The second one, "The Scent of Silence" is two-thirds of the way completed. "The Scent of Silence" will be the second novel in the American Service Searchers series, starring, Tasha. (believe me, I thought that novel was ready to roll this past year, and no, it wasn't. It needed re-writing desperately and I'm thrilled to have taken some good advice.

Character strength gives depth to my novels, something in the beginning I struggled with until, like a bulb flash, the characters began 'talking' to me. They let me listen in on their conversations, giving their point of view and perspectives. I love the people and the animals in my novels and hope you will come to know them as I have...with a full sense of humor.

Happy Trails and Tails,