Fashion Friday: life’s a beach!

Hi, everyone!  I’m off to the Malice Domestic Convention this weekend, reveling in the multitude of panel discussions of murder and mayhem, including the latest poisons that Luci Zahray, otherwise known as “the Poison Lady” has to share with us (over lunch, LOL).  In addition, I’m looking forward to meeting cozy mystery writers galore, and mingling/(…)

Top of the Food Chain? pt 2 – Raccoons

Welcome to Tuesday Terrific, where we celebrate getting over the Monday hump and picking up speed for the rest of the week. We humans walk around this planet with a bit of a swagger, don’t you think?  After all, we’re the big-shot, top-of-the-food-chain, opposible-thumbed bi-pedals with more brain capacity than we actually use. But there(…)

Taxes, Allergies, & Fri the 13th: a typical ROW80 week

It’s ROW80 check-in time!  In the Owen household this week, we’re celebrating not only goals semi-fulfilled, but the successful navigation of  killer allergies, Friday the 13th, and tax preparation. I can’t say I suffered through the tax preparation end of things; I was spectator/sympathetic ear/sandwich preparer for He-Who-Braves-the-1040.  In other words, my spectacular hubby, Paul. So,(…)

Ellery Queen, Master of Mystery

Welcome to Masters of Mystery, an ongoing series which features a fictional detective and examines his or her unique contribution to mystery fiction.  This month: Ellery Queen Some interesting facts about Ellery Queen and his creators: 1. Ellery Queen is both the name of the fictional detective and the nom de plume for the writing(…)

Tuesday Terrific: grandparents rock!

Tuesday Terrific: grandparents rock!

Welcome to Tuesday Terrific, where we celebrate getting over the Monday bump and picking up speed for the rest of the week. Here at Casa Owen this past weekend, we got to enjoy a visit from my parents.  My dad was celebrating his 75th birthday, and he wanted to share it with us.  How cool(…)

The Lucky 7 Meme

The ever-fab Fabio Bueno, blogger and young adult fiction writer, has tagged me in the “Lucky 7″ excerpt challenge.  Oh, sure: easy for him, he has three WIPs going at the same time, LOL.  And he did a terrific job, too.  Click here to see for yourself! So here’s how the Lucky 7 game works: 1.(…)