Books · Writing fiction

Lines on the Pines

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

Books · Writing fiction

Death and White Diamonds has found a home!

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!