Game of Thrones in the Garden

My husband calls our garden Hell’s Two-and-a-Half Acres. I choose to ignore this insult to our little Colorado Westeros, as he does the (mountain) lion’s share of the hard work. Secretly, I totally get it. All winter, though, everything looks great, so long as it snows and covers everything with a marshmallow fluff blanket. I […]

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Perfect Fall Weekend – Roasted Green Chiles

Today David and I made our annual trip to Nick’s Garden Center, our favorite place to get our yearly supply of roasted green chiles. (We usually get five to six bushels, mixing up the varieties each year, though our favorite are probably Ancho chiles.) Skipping breakfast in favor of piping hot ears of Olathe sweet […]

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Less Than A Treason – Available Thursday, October 29th!

Just in time for the holidays, the third Terrence Reid/Anne Michaels mystery, Less Than A Treason, set at Christmas in the Scottish Highlands, is being released this Thursday, October 29, 2015. Here’s the story: Scottish Police Superintendent Terrence Reid tears himself away from a murder investigation in Glasgow to return to his family’s ancestral home […]

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Lord Peter Wimsey, or Falling in Love with Mystery

I first met Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey, through of all things, a food column. Mary Cantwell, who wrote for Mademoiselle magazine in those days, had an incredible gift for dropping the reader into a different world by describing the food in that world. Her column “Eat” became the first thing I read in Mademoiselle […]

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The First Cut – Available this week!

The next mystery in the Terrence Reid/Anne Michaels series comes out this week! For those who haven’t read the first book in the series, Mermaids of Bodega Bay, that book is FREE for five days only on Amazon Kindle (Feb 7-11). So if you have friends who you think might like the book, this would […]

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Memorial Day

I was sitting down tonight to write my blog, and a friend texted me. I said I had to work because I’d wasted my long Memorial Day weekend (meaning I didn’t get as much work done as I’d planned). The question came back, “How did you waste it?” I thought about that. I went over […]

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