Category Archives: mystery

What do I miss?

I miss the discussions.  I miss the interaction.  I miss sharing my passion for reading and writing.  Being immersed in teaching high school English for 25 years was a dream come true for me.  I used to tell my students … Continue reading

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Reading and viewing and mystery…

I’m a self-avowed mystery junkie and have no problem admitting it to anyone.  Since taking a Detective Fiction English elective in high school, I’ve enjoyed reading all types of mystery and thriller fiction along with true crime. The spate of … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up…

I’ve attended many different types of writing conferences in the last several years.  I suppose, like many others, I was looking for the “magic” solution about how to write.  That magic solution is similar to the one that works for … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy reading Linda Fairstein’s mysteries…

My closest friends know I’m a history junkie in addition to being a mystery and crime junkie.  I’ve read widely within the mystery genre and will admit to several favorite authors.   Authors vary as dinstinctly as do one’s closest friends; one chooses … Continue reading

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Celtic symbols, W.B. Yeats and my main character….

There’s an interesting trio for the subject of this blog post but you’ll see the post is about the concept of “three.”  The main character of The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, is an interesting individual.  Though much of her life was … Continue reading

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An Interminable March

I have a love/hate relationship with the month of March.  As an educator, it is an interminable month with no breaks and students ramped up with cabin fever.  As a sports fan, it’s a dream come true.  The NCAA Tournament … Continue reading

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Living in the Northeast

I try to remind myself often to take time to “smell the roses.”  As an observant person  I do this well most of the time but then it sometimes gets lost when the everyday stress takes over.  The other morning, … Continue reading

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The reality of a full-time job…

It was two weeks ago yesterday that I last dipped a toe into the lake.  What has transpired in those two weeks makes me weary just thinking back on it.  The events are all positive but have occurred at breakneck … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Quarry’s Child…enjoy!

The Quarry’s Child Chapter 1           Retirement was difficult for Meg.  For thirty years her life was regimented and predictable.   Now she was faced with the challenge of creating her own routines.  At least she had the lake, and Tommy.  … Continue reading

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Chips on my shoulders…

Yes, I have more than one chip.  In fact I probably have more chips than I have shoulders.  My shoulders are broad from all of those competitive butterfly races when I was younger, I carry them well.  The chips are firmly … Continue reading

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