I blog on a couple of group sites, so I neglect this blog. But my third novel is coming out in three weeks, and I’m excited about it! If you like dark crime fiction, please check it out. I’ve provided some information about the book below. Goodreads Book Giveaway Path Into Darkness by Lisa Alber… Read More Goodreads Giveaway of my Next Book!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I’m thankful for my friends, family — and you, my readers. Thank you so much for sharing and passing the word about my novels, for leaving reviews, for contacting me with your thoughts, for your support — for being people who read! I love know ing you’re out there. You’re… Read More Happy Thanksgiving from the Writing Desk (or rather, the kitchen counter)
Earlier this month I caught a tweet from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of “Hamilton.” It said: Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the ‘comments section’ of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos! I’ve been thinking about his words because since the first presidential debate, I’ve been living… Read More Stuck in the Comments Section of Life
I recently participated in a group post with four other mystery writers, in which we talked about how we get and stay organized. (Read the post here.) I felt like a fraud because I rarely “get” organized, and I’ve never in this life of mine stayed organized for long. It doesn’t matter what kind of… Read More Organization for the Chaotic
“… I’m starting to gear up for the more public side of the authorial life. This is the part that gets my anxiety cranking, because although I’m a well-socialized introvert, I am not — no way, no how, not in a million years — a public speaker. Yee gads, hell NO.”… Read More Public Speaking: Practice Makes Perfect?
In which my back goes out and I have too much time to contemplate humanity, nature, and what we take for granted.… Read More What We Take for Granted
However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow. — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden The other day I was talking to my writer buddy, A, about the usual thing: how behind I am on my work-in-progress (which is to… Read More Crazy Gardening Lady: A Revelation
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. –Paul Tournier Last week I experienced a quiet moment of epiphany. I’m one… Read More Resignation Versus Acceptance
Yesterday I visited my favorite local coffeeshop, Driftwood Coffee, to splurge on an iced mocha. I love walking there with my dog on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The shop is a feast for the eyes because of the way the owner has decorated it. An old ladder hanging along the ceiling festooned with lights and dangling trinkets,… Read More Moonstones and Intuition
Hello! This poor blog gets neglected when I’m busy. That said, I’m still out and about blogging at other sites. If you’d like to catch up on my thoughts, quirks, and happenings over the last six–no, seven!–months, you can search the following blogs for my posts: InkSpot, a place for mystery, mayhem, writing, and life… Read More The Last Six Months in Pictures