It's a common practice, when you write a mystery series, to give the series a name, and that name is often the name of your sleuth. Thus, my first three books, collectively, are known as the Cassie O'Malley Mysteries. But I gave serious consideration to calling the series the Pine Barrens Mysteries, because, in a… Continue reading Lines on the Pines
Some of you are familiar with a writing exercise that I refer to as finding the dead body. It is an exercise in finding story ideas. Over the years, I have found dead bodies in all sorts of settings - an elevator at the Kennedy Center, a middle-eastern bar on M Street in Georgetown, at… Continue reading Death and White Diamonds has found a home!
Perhaps you know the story of Lady Godiva and her Peeping Tom. Well, perhaps you only think you do. Because there were seven Lady Godivas, seven lovely sisters - Lady Clementina Godiva, Lady Dorcas J. Godiva, Lady Arabella Godiva, Lady Mitzi Godiva, Lady Lulu Godiva, Lady Gussie Godiva and Lady Hedwig Godiva. And there were… Continue reading Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss