Most of My Wonderful Writing Group

I want to give a BIG thanks to my wonderful writing group for all the help they gave me with my latest book, MURDER AT THE FORTUNE TELLER’S TABLE. Pictured here are authors Staci McLaughlin, Carole Price, Penny Warner, and Ann Parker. A fifth member, Colleen Casey, wasn’t able to join us for this meeting. Thank you again to all of you!

Most of my Wonderful Writing Group

Most of My Wonderful Writing Group

My New Friend Mel

Meet my new friend Mel. We had an adventure together yesterday. He was loose on the trail where I exercise. Unfortunately, there’s a very busy road nearby. A woman was nice enough to hold him while I ran to my car. When I got back I saw Mel walking her across the road. Yes, I meant to say it that way. She had him by the collar, and he’d decided he was ready to leave. Strong and stubborn describe Mel. I put a leash on him and took him to the car. I had a dog crate in it because I’m taking my young dog out for socialization trips. He jumped in the car just fine but looked a bit dubious about the crate. He got in most of the way then balked. Mel’s back covered the entire opening leaving his thick, bushy, long tail outside. There was no way I could find to get his tail in. I pushed him gently a few times with no result. So there we sat…and sat…and sat. Did I mention strong and stubborn? After about ten minutes he shifted a bit, and I was able to tuck his tail in. He was happily reunited with his owner who thought he was in the backyard.

Meet my new friend Mel!

Meet my new friend Mel!

Bouchercon Panel

Jon Jordan posted this great flyer for the panel I’m on at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention called SCOOBY SNACKS–Mysteries with Critters.Thanks, Jon! All the panels have songs as a theme in their titles, and ours is “Scooby Snacks.” I’m looking forward to it!

Bouchercon Panel Flyer

Bouchercon Panel Flyer

Cutie!

I saw this cute pup at an art festival. It looks like a sled dog, but I was told it was a miniature breed that would only get to be about ten pounds. What a sweetie!IMG_2803 - Version 2

Beautiful Flowers

I wanted to share these beautiful flowers with you. I hope they bring a smile to your face. They were at a gas station so the recycled tires are a nice added touch!

Beautiful flowers in recycled tires.

Beautiful flowers in recycled tires.

Ellie in Action

I had fun presenting with Terry Shames at the Tulare Library Friday night. It’s a beautiful facility, and the people were a pleasure to meet. However, it was a long drive home Saturday! My goal is to share something relating to dogs every weekend. Here’s a picture I like of Ellie, our boxer/coonhound. She DID succeed in getting the ball!

Ellie determined to get the ball.

Ellie determined to get the ball.