I did a guest post for A Holland Reads. They wanted original content for MURDER AT THE MANSION. I wrote about where I got the idea for the mansion as well as some other background. It was fun to think about how some of the areas in my books got started! http://ahollandreads.blogspot.com/…/murder-at-mansion-by-ja…
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!
I did a fun interview on Lisa Ks Book Reviews today. She asked some interesting questions that made me think about my writing and what’s important to me. http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/
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.
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!
Here are two sweet dogs I saw at a Mendocino event. I think the pictures really say it all in terms of their connection with each other.
I saw this cutie today. His glasses aren’t part of a costume. His owners said in bright sunlight his eyes would swell and get red. The veterinarian recommended sunglasses. Great idea!
When we brought our young dog, Kylie, home as a puppy, Ellie was absolutely wonderful with her. We knew right away how lucky we were. However, Ellie would claim the puppy’s bed whenever she had a chance. Kylie would then promptly get in Ellie’s big bed. They went back and forth whenever the opportunity was there. The “bed games” continue today.
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!