Happy Spring! Today, fellow writers (links below) and I are participating in a blog hop to celebrate the vernal equinox. We’ll each be talking about spring-y things. As an avid container gardener (my only option for gardening, as we live on property that’s mostly deck), spring for me starts in January, when the seed catalogs…

   
Hubby and I have been married a while now (27 years and counting), so we’ve seen a lot of Valentine’s Days come and go. For us, the occasion is usually marked by wine, chocolate, and me not cooking. Winning! It’s also a great occasion to reflect on relationships. With that in mind, I’m re-posting a…

   
Happy Holidays! As a mystery lover, Christmas reminds me of one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.” The mystery starts with a dropped hat and a Christmas goose left behind. The following recording is from the Sherlock Holmes audio archive of stories, many of them (including this one) narrated…

   
Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving! We’re all pressed for time right now, so I’ll just share a brief montage of interesting historical menus as you plan yours…who knows? It may give you ideas. Another cool thing about the following menus is who is hosting it. We have a hotel, a college, and…a hospital. I guess everyone…

   
Hi everyone! I’m guest posting at Jami Gold’s site today, talking about my Top 7 online resources for historical research. Hope you can stop by! Researching History for Fiction Authors   If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the latest Concordia Wells mystery, it’s available now at all the major online booksellers. Here’s…