monday morning musings

Another Story in the Works

If you’re a writer, you know the unusual ways stories can present themselves. Sometimes it’s with an incident that stimulates creative speculation. Sometimes it’s a need to illustrate some aspect of society in fictional form. And sometimes it’s when a character becomes like a real person in our lives. The latter is what happens to …

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Book Review & Giveaway: Blue Running by Lori Ann Stephens

BLUE RUNNING byLori Ann Stephens Dystopian Fiction / Coming of Age / SuspensePublisher: Moonflower PublishingDate of Publication: November, 2022Number of Pages: 334 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! In the new Republic of Texas, guns are compulsory and nothing is forgiven. Blue Running is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set in post-secessionist Texas. A fast-paced, page-turning book, …

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Blog Hop: “So Sorry For Your Loss”

“SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS” byDINA GACHMAN Grief & Bereavement / Love & Loss / Parenting & RelationshipsPublisher: Union Square & Co.Publication Date: April 11, 2023 – 240 pages Scroll down for a giveaway! A heartfelt exploration about what it means to process grief, by a bestselling author and journalist whose experience with two devastating …

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Today’s the Day! Brutal Season is Launched

It’s always such a thrill when a new book comes out & I’m super excited about Brutal Season. I hope you’ll join me in this virtual party where I have some champagne and a few goodies to share. Do help yourself and continue reading for a special treat. And popcorn. I love popcorn. Feel free …

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Good Monday Morning

Since I’ve been busier than a one-armed paper hanger recently, I’m going to let my friend Slim Randles entertain you today. But first, a word about that old adage. In my youth, I hung a lot of wall paper, and I have to say that there’s no way that a person can do that with …

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Flowers, Books, and More

Spring is about to burst out in my corner of the world! Daffodils are dotting the fields with bright yellow blossoms, and one iris bloomed in my yard already. Some irises are so hardy they survive cold and drought and being pushed around by small dozers clearing land for a new home. These guys ended up along …

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Read an Excerpt From Brutal Season

Brutal Season, the fourth book in the Seasons Mystery Series is getting closer and closer to being ready for the release date of April 10. The cover is finished, thanks to the awesome graphic designer Dany. I’d say she was awesome even if she wasn’t my daughter. 🙂 This coming Friday there’ll be a book …

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