I’m writing the last chapters of this book now. It’s second in the Shirley Combs/Dr. Mary Watson series (first is THE HOUNDING). You don’t have to have read the first one to read this one, each mystery stands alone, though the relationship and lives of the protagonists grow and change with each book. Below I’m […]


This poem was  published by Binge Press in the mini-chapbook “Invert Sugar” by Sandra de Helen DON’T SPEAK Don’t say a word, just close your eyes, part your lips, and let me hold your head in my hand as my lips touch yours and my tongue brushes your teeth seeking to silence you for another […]


Today’s host, Nancy Wood lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her family, where she’s been lucky enough to make writing her career. For many years she made her living as a technical writer, working in software documentation. About six years ago, she set up her own shop and is now a writing consultant and contractor, happy to […]