Category Archives: role models

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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Remembering Ray Bradbury…

Wow, another literary legend has crossed over into the great beyond.  I’ve read a great deal of Bradbury’s work over the years.  By no means have I read all of it; he was too prolific.  His work was hard to … Continue reading

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What would Atticus do?

To Kill a Mockingbird has always been my favorite book.  Though I’ve read it more than twenty times, it never gets old, stale or outdated.  One of the most recognizable themes from the story is to consider things from another’s … Continue reading

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The insight of our elders…

The protagonist of my novel, Meg Riley, sustains the loss of her parents at a fairly young age.  Fortunately for her she has two wonderful maternal grandparents who fill the void and guide her through her young adult life during … Continue reading

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