Fun Tips for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland. Coastal cottages, castles, rainbows, and leprechauns (squeak!). What more could anyone want? Oh yeah…NO SNAKES. Due to its island geography, Ireland is a snake-free country. Wow. Unfortunately, a trip […]

Secrets of Successful Authors: Featuring Mary Coley

I met Mary Coley years ago at one of William Bernhardt’s week-long Writing Workshops. We clicked immediately. Mary is a vivacious writer who’s passionate about her books. She has several published mysteries and was kind […]

Coping with the Pain of Loss

Looking Back I’ve attended two funerals this week, one day after another. I was not close to the women who died, but knew and loved their descendants well. At both funerals I was struck by […]

Secrets of Successful Authors: Featuring Gregg Luke

I met Gregg Luke at the Johnson County Library Writers Conference in Kansas City this fall when he taught a fabulous class titled Writing White-Knuckled Suspense.  The class lived up to its name. In fact, Gregg […]

Top Reasons to Take Your Kids to the Sea (and no, it’s not to drown them)

Who doesn’t love the sea? With its crashing waves, salt spray in the air, gulls crying overhead, the sea is a smorgasborg for the senses, and that’s even before you dip a toe inside. Family trips […]