Moons, Sisters and Book Recs

on February 27, 2023

True story: The Husband and I got mooned 3x; 3 different guys, same car. Sadly, I couldn’t pick them out of a lineup… 🤣 Bestselling author and famed smarty pants Susan Elizabeth Phillips commented, “Nobody ever moons Mr. Bill and me. Obviously a failure of character on your part!” Can you guess my reply? Sure… Read More

I did *not* get arrested!

on September 23, 2022

First, let me assure you I’m a law-abiding citizen. I don’t jaywalk, trespass or speed (much.) I don’t swear— What? Okay. I don’t swear in public. I don’t drink and drive. I’ve been married since the earth’s crust cooled, so living in sin is out. I put money in the parking meter, and I don’t… Read More

Which Cover is Best?

on August 27, 2022

WELCOME TO THE PAST At the glittering heart of Hollywood’s golden era in mysterious Gothic, California stands the regal Palace Theater—the pinnacle of thrilling shows, opulent décor, and the biggest stars of stage and screen. Here, drama unfolds on and off the stage. WELCOME TO THE PRESENT Today, in the abandoned backstage, fitness guru Wendy… Read More

Love and Powerwashing

on July 30, 2022

— New look on the website + New popup survey! — Interviews to watch and podcasts to listen to! — And a powerwash you will love!   And a new excerpt: With Elle at his side, Adam drove his ATV through Gothic, up the main street with its seven curves, past Ye Olde Antique Shop,… Read More

Campy romance! Nerve-shredding suspense!

on June 3, 2022

June 3,2022 — POINT LAST SEEN: “Campy romance” or “Nerve-shredding, edge-of-your-seat suspense?” — A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT in Audiobook! — Help! I need an idea!   As you recall, due to supply chain issues, the publication of POINT LAST SEEN has been moved to July 26. Will you like the story? Maybe a review… Read More

Lemons to lemonade

on May 25, 2022

May 25,2022 — BOOK NOT SEEN — Order a personalized autographed copy of POINT LAST SEEN! — Reviewers’ Club winners are chosen! The Husband: “Toothpicks? I can’t find toothpicks? Toothpicks are caught in the supply chain?” The Daughter: “Cucumber plants? There are pepper plants, tomato plants, basil plants, but no cucumber plants? Cucumber plants are… Read More

NO TIME, she screamed!

on December 19, 2017

December 20, 2017 On the Seattle ferry Dear Ones, How’s your holiday season proceeding? Please don’t get upset with me, but this year I’m crunched for time as never before (a common holiday complaint!) and I’m not my usual jolly elfish self. I took a January 1 deadline. What was I thinking? Then on social… Read More

Thanks to You

on November 21, 2016

November 18, 2016 In this newsletter: Veteran’s Day Honors for my Father-in-Law Amazon Best Romances of 2016! After a mere 230 days… (House repair update) Dear Ones, On Veteran’s Day, in Emmett, ID at the high school, the VFW sponsored a program honoring WWII veterans. My father-in-law is one. The band played, the choir sang,… Read More

Crazy 2016 New Years Celebration!

on January 18, 2016

Did you have a wonderful holiday season? My family celebrated Christmas on New Year’s Day; that was when all of our schedules could mesh and for us, what’s important is being together. But first! because we’re eccentric (or nuts, depending on your definition), we put on sweatshirts, long underwear, heavy coats and boots and celebrated New Year’s Eve — you guessed it! — in our stone circle. (If you don’t know the story of our stone circle, follow this link or click the photo.) At 11:15pm and 22 degree

From Bookbub: “If you love Nora Roberts…”

on October 20, 2015

One tiny bit of news, a question for you, and help from your personal writing guru.

— Bookbub posted an article with Three Books to Read If You Love Nora Roberts…and OBSESSION FALLS was one! “Why we recommend it: If you’re a fan of Nora’s In Death series, you’ll delight in this tale of romantic suspense by another master of the genre. Dodd delivers an engrossing mystery, a strong heroine, as well as revenge, suspense, and—of course—romance.”