Punk Charming: A Mixtape of Spiked Hair, An Elusive Heir & Spiteful Snares

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Pawtisserie Mysteries: A New Cozy Mystery Series

We Woof You a Deadly Christmas Available December 2017


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National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

The first full week of November marks National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. I’m taking a break from NaNoWriMo to thank all those who help shelters make such a tremendous difference in the lives of the pets and their forever families.  Did you know that 63% of U.S. households have pets? Yet, fewer than 20% of … Continue reading National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week


It was August 23rd, 1985, the twilight of the blissful, carefree summer that followed high school graduation. Very soon, we would transition into the role of studious (mostly) college freshmen, but not this day. No, this day my best friend and I were two of 20,000-plus screaming teens counting down the minutes until Wham! hit … Continue reading GIVE A WHAM! GIVE A BAM! DON’T GIVE A DAMN!

Duranie Down….But Not Out

I blame my magpie eye. It immediately spotted the shimmering Union Jack, ignominiously buried within a clearance rack. My practical side, which screamed “Where on Earth will you ever wear this?” was instantly muted by the irresistible ripple of sequins. The sparkly treasure hung in my closet (admittedly, for several months), awaiting its dramatic debut. … Continue reading Duranie Down….But Not Out

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