Family, Fun, Life Lessons, Quotes

Connections

I did an author reading from my latest book, Shear Murder (Book 4 in the Melanie Hogan mystery series) this past weekend. While it was fun to participate in an author event and hang with other local authors--one of them dear friend Karen Whalen who did an author reading from her new release, Peaches and… Continue reading Connections

Family, Life Lessons, Quotes

Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Instagram. Tumblr. Snapchat. Pinterest. Flickr. These are only a handful of the dozens of social networking sites and apps. One study predicted  the number of those using these sites and apps is likely to cross the 2.6 billion mark by 2018. And here we are. It's 2018. But is the facination with… Continue reading Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Life Lessons, Quotes

My Least Favorite Four-Letter Word

B-U-S-Y. It's one of my least favorite four-letter words. No matter where you look, people are busy. And the typical answer when asking someone you haven't seen for a while how they've been, is "Busy." People are busy. Work is busy. Life is busy. Everything and everyone is busy. We're busy at work and then… Continue reading My Least Favorite Four-Letter Word

Fun, Quotes, Writing

Research Life Hands On

While the Internet provides the virtual world at our fingertips, making it possible to do research for writing projects that we otherwise wouldn't be able to do, it's the hands-on research that benefits me the most. The times that get me out of my office and catapults me into the real world of experience. Of course, I… Continue reading Research Life Hands On

Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

Back to the Basics

I've decided to take a week-long "partial" leave of absence from electronics. I received an email the other day that contained a series of pictures, each with a brief caption beneath it, that had a profound effect on me. Let me share some of them with you here: A day at the beach Out on… Continue reading Back to the Basics