Shear Murder, book four in the Melanie Hogan Mysteries, is now available on Kindle! Paperback soon to follow. When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie’s shears as… Continue reading Now Available!
Last weekend I participated in the Harvest Craft Fair in my hometown. I look forward to it months in advance and am usually a bit bummed when it's over. Anticipation hangover. The craft fair signals the start of the holiday season with lights, music, and community. My favorite parts of the holidays. Each year I… Continue reading Holiday Spirit
Vacation in Birch Haven
I've been spending November in Birch Haven, MN. And it's in the dead of winter there. Never heard of Birch Haven? There's a very good reason for that. It's fictional. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where literally millions of people commit to writing 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. I'm happy… Continue reading Vacation in Birch Haven
Fabulous Fall, Amazing Autumn
I'm back after a week off. Not "off," really, but last week all of my spare time went into getting my manuscript, Shear Murder, book four in the Melanie Hogan mystery series, finished and off to the editor. And now for this week's post... Whether you call it "Fall" or "Autumn," the message is the… Continue reading Fabulous Fall, Amazing Autumn
Coming in November! When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie’s shears as the murder weapon, she’s the prime suspect in the investigation. As Melanie launches an investigation… Continue reading Cover Reveal!
Calling for Recipes
With Camp NaNoWriMo over today, it's time to get moving on my work in progress. A portion of each book in the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series includes some time spent in Nana's kitchen. There, not only does she teach Melanie how to cook, but they make lasting memories with time spent together and connecting… Continue reading Calling for Recipes
So in further explanation from the brief mention of Camp NaNo in last week's post, what exactly is Camp NaNo? It can be summed up in two words: Fun Challenge! Camp NaNoWriMo is a spinoff from November's NaNoWriMo where participants from all over the world strive to write 50,000 words in the month of November.… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo
Nature’s Brilliance, Week 2
Sometimes there are just no words to adequately describe the beauty. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Brilliant Bursts of Nature
I explored the beautiful gems of summer hidden in nature this past week. The next four weeks I'll be sharing the brilliant bursts of nature I discovered. I hope you enjoy! Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota. An exquisite fountain, again at Munsinger Gardens. All that's left of my grandparents' farm where I spent nearly… Continue reading Brilliant Bursts of Nature