Tag Archives: Noir

THERE’S MORE TO CAT CAFÉ: The Fabulous 1950s: Pony Tails and Poodle Skirts

Most of us think of the Fifties with nostalgia, as a simpler time defined by “I Love Lucy” fun and “Leave it to Beaver” innocence. The air was clearer; the sky was bluer; the cities, smaller. Crime was nothing like … Continue reading

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PARTY ON THE PLACID RIVER! COME AS YOU ARE

  Welcome to my little Virtual Launch Party. My mystery, Placid River Runs Deep, comes out on Amazon today. (See it here.) Grab a glass of champagne (or more likely cup of coffee if it’s as early for you as it … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING, MY MOTHER, & ROMANCING THE STONE

  That opening scene of Romancing the Stone, one of my favorite movies: Our introvert heroine puts the finishing touches on her latest book, then celebrates with her cat. A plate of tuna with a sprig of parsley for Romeo … Continue reading

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PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP Preview

Like stones beneath Placid River, a dark tragedy lurks. Placid River Runs Deep will be my first published non-cat mystery. It takes place in 2010, involving a woman who has just found out she has hepatitis C. This is before the “cure”, remember, … Continue reading

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ROMANCE, MYSTERY, OR COUNTRY NOIR?

     I’m heavy into the final revision of Placid River Runs Deep, my soon-to-be-published mystery involving a heroine with hepatitis, a not-so-peaceful country get-away, and a revenge plot that has spanned the generations. As I read along, searching for … Continue reading

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EXCERPT: PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP

4. Ember sat at the old drop-leaf table, her laptop in front of her. She had been writing, actually getting somewhere with the ongoing novel, but inspiration had run its course and now her mind was blank, her thoughts fleeing … Continue reading

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Inkitt Writing Contest, FATED PARADOX

A few days ago, I was invited to enter a writing contest called “Fated Paradox”. The name was so intriguing that I pressed a noir story I’ve considered for a while, something quite different for me (no cats). I have … Continue reading

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