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For the Love of Cars: Why Michigan?

As a mystery author, I’m convinced that the greater the variety of facts you know, the more intrigue it’s possible to insert into a story. My books take place all around the world, from Florida to Michigan to Rome. You’d be surprised what kind of details come into play sometimes when I’m researching and writing […]

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New Mystery: Stunned Reporter Asks Judge for Help

It’s a mini-holiday in my world today. It’s New Short Read Release Day! Introducing … the newest exciting short read! A Judge Willa Carson thriller … Fair Justice! Join me in celebrating this new release When a young reporter assigned to cover Judge Willa Carson’s courtroom for the local television station is sent on a […]

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New Cryptic Email Involves Judge Carson

New Willa Carson Short Available NOW! I don’t know about you, but for me, this month has flown by. I’ve been working hard at the keyboard most of the month and I’m pleased to say that I finished and submitted the next Michael Flint book to my editor. As soon as they tell me a […]

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Hemingway’s Secret Getaway: #Michigan

I think it goes without saying: Ernest Hemingway’s most famous home is the one in Key West, Florida. But as a snowbird, I’ve got feelers up here in Michigan, and I’m at least as familiar with Hemingway’s time around the Great Lakes State as I am with his famous Key West home. Hemingway was born in […]

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Key Lime Pie at Festival

Why We NEED To Attend The Key Lime Festival Next Year

Key West holds a Key Lime Festival every year. How did we miss this?! This year it’s July 2-4, 2016… but I wonder if it’s too early to sign up for next year?! As a snowbird, I spend much of the year in Florida, which means I’ve taken my fair share of trips to Key […]

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Thank You Note

Happy Thank You Note Day!

On Thursday I was wishing you a Merry Christmas. Now, I’m wishing you a Happy Thank You Note Day. It’s an actual thing — I’m not making this up! See? So, are you a thank you note writer? This week we did a #tbt to days of yore re-visiting Plant’s Palace. In that vein, let’s harken […]

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Saturday Special: Happy #PicnicDay Weekend!

This coming Monday, August 3rd, Australians in the Northern Territory will be celebrating Picnic Day. It is a public holiday over there. Lots of Australians use this long weekend to have a picnic at a local park or attend or participate in sporting events. A big one is the Harts Range Annual Races which features […]

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A Judge’s Penchant for Porcelain

Do you collect anything? Besides books, I mean 😉 Willa Carson from my Hunt for Justice series does. She collects Herend porcelain figurines painted in the fishnet pattern. Her collection sort of started by accident. She inherited Aunt Minnie’s collection. The same Aunt Minnie who gave Willa and George their house, Minaret. Aunt Minnie named […]

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Herend for Mother's Day

Feeling Awkward On Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is this weekend in the U.S., and while it’s meant to be an occasion of appreciation for some of the hardest working women in the world, it doesn’t work out that way all the time. For people who have lost mothers, or who have lost children, or have strained relationships, the holiday can be much […]

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Bath with Fire

5 Ways to Embrace the Cold

It’s December now… the perfect time, in the words of Judge Willa Carson in Cold Justice, for “Hot chocolate, warm soups. Heavy sweaters, cozy comforters. Blazing fires in the fireplace. Good books.” (Too bad things don’t turn out to be quite that simple on Willa’s vacation!) I posted the above quote on Pinterest, and while […]

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