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Ruth Long, Age 88

Welcome, reader! I am hard at work on Ruth Long, Age 88. Well, more accurately, I’m hard at work on the whole In Loving Memory series. For starters, the series finally has a name! Last week, I again featured the short story that started it all. I hope you enjoyed it. The first book is […]

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Bonus Short Story

This week, I’m including a bonus post, in addition to my regular update! I’m featuring the short story that started it all, inspiring Ruth Long, Age 88 and the entire In Loving Memory series. The story was based on the writing prompt: write a funeral scene from the point of view of the deceased. Ruth […]

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Featured Short Story: "Room 306"

This week, I’m highlighting more of my short story work. “Room 306” appeared on Reedsy Prompts , as part of their weekly writing contests. This was written and submitted in response to the prompt: Write a short story in which the last line is the count down to midnight on New Year’s Eve Room 306 […]

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January Book Reviews

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, and thriller. Check back each month for new reviews. I would love your recommendations so please drop them […]

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Ruth Long, Age 88

I am back in writing mode, dear reader, and am pleased to announce my upcoming novel, Ruth Long, Age 88. The book is anticipated to be released in Fall, 2020! This will be the first novel in a new series, yet to be named. Just like my first work, The House on Maple Street, it […]

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Down An Old Dirt Road

Welcome reader! This week, I’m featuring a short story from my archives. “Down An Old Dirt Road” is based on the writing prompt: a woman is sitting on the front steps of an old, ramshackle house, in an elegant black dress. The lyrics of an old country song ran through her mind as she sat […]

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Book Review: The House on Maple Street

“This fast-paced book engages the reader immediately and is a must read for anyone who loves a mystery,” says Reedsy. I am honored to receive another five star review from Laura Hartman of Reedsy Discovery! One of the best ways to support an independent author is to review their work. If you’ve read The House […]

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Featured Short Stories

Welcome back, reader! This week, I’m excited to highlight some of my short story writing for you. First, I’d like to thank Andy Thomson at The Blogging Station for featuring my short story, ‘Ruth Long, Age 88’. This story is based on a writing prompt to write a funeral scene from the viewpoint of the […]

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December Book Reviews

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, and thriller. Check back each month for new reviews. I would love your recommendations so please drop them […]

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The Reviews Are In

The House on Maple Street is now available and it is getting great reviews! In celebration, I’m offering a giveaway through Goodreads.com. Click here to enter for a chance to win a copy of the Kindle edition. Full details, terms and conditions are listed on Goodreads.com. The giveaway closes on December 5th, 2019. From Readers’ […]

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