All my books are now available everywhere books are sold (or can be ordered). Here’s a link to my amazon page so you can see the paperbacks, ebooks, and audiobook available, but remember, you can get them through your own bookstore if you prefer: http://amzn.to/1fx6ApV It’s been a learning experience and a true process starting […]


Special thanks to Cindy Carroll for causing the most views in a single day! And super duper appreciation to all of you who commented throughout the year. Michelle Shy, Andrea Carlisle, Cindy McGean, and Joan Allison you’re tops! I had a good writing year. I wrote three new plays, finished the second mystery novel in […]



ImageI’ve been selected for The Beautiful Blogger Award by Sabrina Garie who writes fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and romance fiction. Here are the rules for the award, which I will try to follow:

Rule One. Share seven things about me.

1) I live and write in Portland, Oregon. The fact that I live here greatly influences my writing.

2) I love my family.

3) I support other artists’ work. Always have. I buy art, I buy books. I #AmazonLike work that comes up on Twitter, even if I haven’t read it, haven’t bought it. I write reviews for books that I read, if I like them. I contribute to crowdsourcing campaigns of my friends. 

4) I belong to two playwrights groups that read and comment on members’ work.

5) I garden.

6) I’m currently writing another mystery in the Shirley Combs/Dr. Watson series, revising a play, and starting a new, much darker, mystery/suspense novel.

7) I identify as lesbian, and today I learned of another lesbian friend’s death. This makes me sad, she was a pillar of the lesbian feminist community.

The next rule is to pass the award to seven bloggers.  The award is passed to:

http://andreacarlisle.com/2012/06/11/strange-aches/#more-5766 Andrea Carlisle, who writes the fabulous Go Ask Alice Blog

http://lookingthroughwater.wordpress.com/ Judy Allen, who is publishing her memoir, one chapter at a time, and whose wonderful book Looking Through Water is also available.

http://sapphirephelanspassioncorner.blogspot.com/ Sapphire Phelan author of erotic, sweet paranormal, fantasy, science fiction and romance.

http://lisamondello.blogspot.com/ Lisa Mondello, Author of Material Witness (and many other books, check it out)

http://chickswagger.com/ Misty Dietz, who writes the Chick Swagger Blog. Love it.

http://www.simplyali.com/  Simply Ali, reader extraordinaire!

http://savannahchase.com/  Savannah Chase, Best Selling Erotic Romance author

http://keirakohl.com/blog/  Keira Kohl another Beautiful Erotic Romance author

Thank you, Sabrina Garie http://sabrinagarie.com/ for choosing me for this award! I love reading other writers and readers blogs and choosing which ones to pass this award on to.