Two Reveals

Three years. How time flies.

I was a little gobsmacked when I realized how long it’s been since I’ve written a blog post. I took some time to go back through my posts and reread many of them along with their comments. Jeez Louise, we used to have a lot of fun here. I miss those days.

I have two reveals for you today. The first is my new book cover, Murder Runs Amok. This is the ninth book in the Two Sisters and a Journalist series. I still love writing about Jo Ravens (Wheeler) and her family. I don’t see this series ending anytime soon.

The second reveal is … me!

I started writing when I was fifty-six years old. I am now sixty-six, and I am embracing my age and my white hair. I’ve never wanted to put my face out there, but now I don’t care. This is me, warts and all.

Things have changed dramatically in my life. The past several years have been extremely difficult, and I will soon no longer be living with the menfolk. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life, and I see only good things coming my way. I hope to realize my true potential as a writer.

I’m inspired when I write by a Canadian music ensemble – The Dead South. This is “new” music to me, and I can’t stop listening. They are four metalheads who built a folksy/bluegrassy band with jazzy/bluesy notes on the side and even an orchestral sound at times (because of that crazy cello). Their lyrics are dark, but the music is awesome. My go-to song to start my writing day is their song Spaghetti (see below). It has a spaghetti western vibe. Check them out and see what you think.

If you used to hang out here and spot this post, stop in and say hello. Let me know how things are going with you. If you’ve never been here, stop in and say hello, too.


(My author headshot above was done by a fabulous man, Glenn Kerns, at Camelot Photography Studio in Navarre, Ohio. I went there scared like crazy to have my picture taken, but he was a gem by putting me at ease and making me smile (literally). Thank you, Glenn.)