Category Archives: strong women

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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Thank you for being a friend…

Friendships are a hotbed of bliss and turmoil.  As we grew, we traipsed the pathways of gaining and maintaining friendships.  Those early years were fraught with glee, playfulness, mischief, hurt and heartache.  News flash…as we age, the “song remains the … Continue reading

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Seemingly insurmountable challenges…

Behind my laughing, calm facade is a constant battle between good and evil.  No, it’s not a super-hero battle but the one waged between the binge-eating devil and the clean-eating fairy.  I haven’t always been obese, just the majority of … Continue reading

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Baby steps on the journey…

I haven’t cooked for myself much at all since the summer months.  Even though I posted photos of some tasty meals, I haven’t done so since then.  As you’ve read, I have gained back a fair amount of the weight … Continue reading

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What songs are on your music device?

The main character in my novel, The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, has eclectic tastes in music.  Her iPod, iPhone and iPad contain a wide variety of tunes.  As a child of the 1970s, Meg’s musical foundation lies in Classic Rock.  … Continue reading

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Cooking for one isn’t much fun…

but it rhymes at least. Two days in and I already know one of my biggest challenges will be cooking for myself. I’ve never liked it too much. In fact I don’t do it. By virtue of my earlier life, … 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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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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