What is your favorite mystery podcast?

Reading is still my number one favorite pastime. But when I’m on a long walk or in a doctor’s office waiting room, I love to put in my earplugs and listen to an interview of a mystery author. I recently discovered a search engine for podcasts that you might not know about: https://www.listennotes.com. This isContinue reading “What is your favorite mystery podcast?”

It’s @me today

Readers often ask: is there anything or anyone in your books that is taken from real life? Well, yeah: I was a private pilot. Yes, that’s correct. Bill and I owned a Cessna 172 in which I earned my private pilot’s license. The year I did that, I set a goal of landing at everyContinue reading “It’s @me today”

What’s your favorite first line?

I’m excited! Hank Philippi Ryan, bestselling and award-winning author, is the guest speaker at my Sisters in Crime chapter (Citrus Crime Writers) meeting this afternoon. (Don’t worry, we aren’t meeting in person; we’re all on zoom). Ryan’s speaking topic is compelling first lines! And, she will provide feedback to those of us who are braveContinue reading “What’s your favorite first line?”

Did St. Valentine Have Irish Roots?

St. Valentine may not have had Irish roots but nowadays his remains are rooted in Dublin, Ireland. Yes, that’s correct. In the 1800s an Irish Carmelite priest requested Valentine’s remains to be exhumed and moved to Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland. And, the pope agreed. So….it’s official. Valentine, the heart of hearts, hasContinue reading “Did St. Valentine Have Irish Roots?”