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Category Archives for Cozy Mystery

The Importance of Team – in Work and Life

It feels like life is a heady bunch of busyness. I'm hanging onto the handlebars of a bike speeding down the hill of time, with my legs thrown out behind me as I dodge the obstacles that threaten to topple

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Finding Small Joys each Day ~ Elephants and Books!

It's no secret that life is hard right now. For everyone. You only have to watch the news for two minutes to see that. Mass shootings, war, reality TV-style "justice." The struggle, both personally and

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When Lighting Strikes Twice and why I’m leaving my husband in Las Vegas.

Back in the fall of 2021, my husband Norm and I made big plans to travel in our RV from British Columbia to Mexico, a first for us and it promised adventure as we continued our snowbird lifestyle. But

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This month, I’m doing January.

“This month, I'm doing January. I'm going to get through each day of January.”I saw this on my Facebook feed somewhere, posted by someone else, and I thought that's exactly how I feel. One

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Who is Lady Mallowan and what does she have to do with Mallowan Court?

In Murder on Mallowan Court, the fictional street Ginger Gold lives on in South Kensington, is a nod to the mysterious Lady Mallowan.So, who is Lady Mallowan? Before introducing you to Lady Mallowan,

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Dance Marathons of the 1930s were savage entertainment.

Death by DancingAs I continue working on edits for Death by Dancing, it continues to amaze me that this kind of savage entertainment existed in modern times. Today I got a letter back from my editor, and

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New to the Strauss family ~ Help us name our new RV.

We've made the RV plunge! I can honestly say, we never thought we'd be RVers. We decided three years ago that we wanted to escape the winters and become snowbirders, with Mexico being our destination of

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Designing a Book Cover

One of the great things about owning your own indie publishing company is that you get to control the cover art. I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but everyone judges a book by its

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