I liked Halloween okay when I was a kid, but the experience was quite diluted compared to what city kids experienced. I lived on a farm, so my dad would drive my brother and me to a couple of the neighbors’ houses, and that was it. Huge Trick-or-Treat bags full of candy was not part …Read More
Please stop by Chuck Wendig’s Terribleminds blog and read A Cooling Mist Of NaNoWriMo-Flavored Novel Writing Advice Especially pay attention to the part about not chewing your hands off. I finally picked a title for my NaNoWriMo project and entered it on the NaNo site. I added some things to my bio (I’m PattyPetunia …Read More
Back at the end of August, I had what most people would call my “fifteen minutes of fame” after Jimmy Fallon, on the Tonight Show, held up one of the cozy mysteries I write as Kaitlyn Dunnett, Ho-Ho-Homicide, and announced that “It’s got two things everyone likes—Christmas and murder.” I was stunned when I saw …Read More
When writing my first (published) novel – Dead Men’s Dust – I made a conscious decision to write something very different from other crime/thriller books on British bookshelves. There are traditions in crime fiction set in the UK where amateur sleuths or damaged Detective Inspectors tend to be the norm, and I was infinitely aware …Read More
I was out of touch last week as my daughter-in-law and I worked to pack up and empty my mother’s assisted living apartment in east central Illinois and then drive her to Northern Colorado to live much closer to me. It was an exhausting experience for all of us, but we had a lot of …Read More
I had some fun writing this post for JC Lynne’s blog. There aren’t too many things a writer can count on for sure, but I was able to come up with five. Please visit the blog and see if you agree or disagree. And leave a comment! If she doesn’t know you aleady, JC will …Read More
I love this a capella group so much. This little taste of their music was posted to You Tube on August 19th.
Come on over and learn all about my writing life (or lack thereof) in spite of aches and pains. I have even suggestions for helping folks feel better. I’m at Colleen Story’s Writing and Wellness Blog.
Growing up the older sister of twin brothers was not always easy—at times it was downright infuriating. I guess I even told my mom after the boys were born and home for about a week, to take them back now. My parents say I was an easy child. I smiled a lot, slept through the …Read More
Even more than being a political event junkie, I’m an Olympics addict. I’m doing my best this year to avoid staying glued to the television for as many hours as I have in past years. So far, I watched some of the opening ceremony, a little swimming and a lot of gymnastics. I checked in …Read More