This is another scene from Stars. This is an early scene, between mother Jenny and daughter Djuna. Please feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts. scene three   (Next morning. DJUNA is having tea at the table, while going over her studies. Using iPad, she is working on her family tree, also using […]


This week I finally wrote the love scene for The Illustrious Client that I’ve been dancing around for a couple of weeks. I’m thinking I will open the book with this scene, but if another opener occurs to me later on, this scene will still appear in the manuscript. This is only the first version, of course, […]

THE HOUNDING Paperback is released


Yesterday the final final proof was completed and approved. The paperback is now released and available at Create Space  for $11.99. The Kindle edition is still available on amazon.com  for $2.99. The Look Inside will be available on Amazon in a few days. The paperback will also be available on Amazon in a few days.

I felt happy to finally push the Approve button at Create Space. This book was first published by Fiction Works as an eBook before ebooks were “the thing.” An eReader cost about $300. My book was a best seller the year it came out (a best-selling ebook, that is). That didn’t mean much back then in terms of money. We were all just WAY ahead of our time.

So, this year I revised The Hounding brought it up to date, made a few revisions that tightened the story, and I cleaned up every error that I and two assistants could find. If you read the book in either format, and find ANY error, please please tell me so I can fix it. 

I think my protagonist and her sidekick, i.e. Shirley Combs and Dr. Mary Watson, are the Nancy Drew and friend for grown-ups. Dr. Watson is kind of a combination of Bess and George (she has George’s slim body, but she’s kind of Bess-like emotionally). Shirley, of course, is an homage to Sherlock Holmes and isn’t Nancy-like at all except that she is a woman and a detective. But Nancy Drew was our Sherlock, right? Nancy Drew gave me permission to act like Sherlock Holmes even though I was blonde and blue-eyed and lived in middle America when I was growing up. I had my “glass” (magnifying glass), and collected clues. I solved mysteries around the house and around the neighborhood. My mom collected pipes, so I often chewed on a stem thoughtfully as I paced the floor solving crimes while she was at work. 

How did you “Nancy Drew?”