Son Rise

I spent the week before Christmas – the last week of Advent in my Christian tradition – at Ormond Beach in Florida. I am not a morning person, so it was quite a surprise the first morning when I was up in time to watch the sun rise over the water.  I’ve never been to … Continue reading Son Rise


Cold Turkey

I have to admit, I have no idea how people with cable television ever get anything done!  I took some time away from the family for a writing retreat, but found myself captured the first evening by the Food Network.  I know not everyone must watch other people eat and prepare food 24/7, but there … Continue reading Cold Turkey


It was the only marginally o.k. of times, it was some pretty bad times…. Not much of an opener, right? I went to a writers’ workshop this weekend, and mystery writer Nancy Pickard offered us some amazing advice on reworking drafts and looking for places to add lift and excitements to our scenes. She shared … Continue reading Superlatives