“Doolittle” Deeks & her Animal Friends

Growing up my favorite fluffy toy was a purple bunny, but we only had stray cats as pets. Ironically, I was well into adulthood before I realized how much I love animals of all sizes. It wasn’t until I transitioned to a writing career that our lifestyle could provide a stable home for a pet. No-one […]

Anatomy of a Mystery

I prepared this paper, The Anatomy of a Mystery, for my presentation with mystery author, Sharon Wildwind, at 2015 When Words Collide conference [Calgary AB Canada August 14-16, 2015]. If you’re interested in hearing about what makes up the bare bones – pun intended – of a successful mystery, please feel free to download a copy. ~*~*~ […]

Quotes that INSPIRE me.

My favorite Sayings & Quotes combine to tell you my philosophy for life: I collect my favorite quotes here so that I can re-read them whenever I feel my energy or motivation flagging. Maybe they’ll inspire you too. I credit the wise person who said it, whenever I know, so please contact me at  if you can fill in […]