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August 1 - 31, 2021


August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Get Vaccinated and Save Lives

XXX“This [Covid] virus is clearly different than the viruses and the variants that we’ve had experience with before. It has an extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person. Viruses don’t mutate unless you allow them to replicate and spread in the community, you give them ample time and ample opportunity to mutate, and you got a new variant. The easiest and best and most effective way that we can prevent the emergence of a new variant and crush the already existing Delta variant is to get everyone vaccinated. In the U.S., 99.5% of Covid deaths are now among unvaccinated people. That is a statistic that speaks for itself."
~White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview in with CNBC in July 2021

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What's New
It's Independence Day ~ 4th of July!


A great big thank you to the service women and men who protect our country at risk to their own lives. And with praise and gratitude to those who remain faithful to the ideals of this "Great Experiment": to maintain allegiance to the Republic and to foster one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ALL.

7/4/2021
New Post at Women & Words

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Pandemic Puzzles
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Updated 4/12/21
What I've Been Thinking about Lately


And I've also come to realize that I'm not doing a very good job carving out time for my writing. This week from today until Sunday the 28th, Jessie Chandler is here, and we're having a mini-writing retreat to move forward on our novels. Wish us luck!

3/22/20
What's New
New Post at Women & Words

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Suits Me To A Tee
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Updated 3/8/21
Golden Crown Literary Conference - A Virtual Affair for 2021



Weekend Programs from July 9 - July 31, 2021
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Please attend and alert all your friends!!

3/2/20
Thoughts for the New Year ~ Happy 2021 to Everyone!

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Updated 1/1/21
New Post at WOMEN & WORDS
 

In the wake of the election, I wrote a post at Women & Words titled Together We Rise.
CLICK HERE to read about my delight that Kamala is representin' for us now and also a little bit of commentary about who helped push the dems over the top to victory.

If you missed last month's post, Life is Short ~ But the Days and Nights are Long, then
CLICK HERE.

Updated 11/8/20
De-Stressing Ideas During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated 4/8/20
 
New Review of GUN SHY
 
Even after all these years, someone periodically reviews my novel, Gun Shy. The latest generous soul is the incomparable Ruth Hohnke writing at DIVA. CLICK HERE to read what she has to say!
Check out this Interview!

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Jessie Chandler and I had some things to say when we were recently interviewed by Shawn Marie Bryan

CLICK HERE to listen!

One of my favorite people on the planet and a great mystery writer, Ellen Hart, with me at Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore in Minneapolis

 
Lee Lynch talks with me in THE ADVOCATE on "Lesbian Mystery, Police Raids, and Fairy Godmothers"
I had the great honor of doing an Advocate conversation with award-winning GCLS Trailblazer Lee Lynch.


CLICK HERE to check it out!

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With Brenda Adcock's wizardry, there are now movie trailers, complete with music, for two of my books. Click below to see - make sure you turn on your speakers, too.
 
Shimmer & Other Stories
 
Snow Moon Rising
 
Bound/Printed Books
My novels and short story collections can be purchased through any bookseller or online. If a store doesn't happen to have copies on hand, they will order them for you. CLICK HERE if you want to contact me to get autographed copies.
 
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The gals at Bella carry books by an enormous variety of authors, and they're distributing my eBooks and print books. CLICK HERE to get the books in Mobi and ePub formats.
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Recent
Interviews
A.J. Llewellyn at Dark Diva's Blog did an extensive interview with me. CLICK HERE to find out all my deep dark secrets. The interview shows up on the March 4 entry.

VIDEO INTERVIEW - With Jody Seay, the amazing interviewer at Oregon PBS's "Back Page" program, who sat down and talked to me for her weekly TV program with Pacific NW writers


CLICK HERE - for the interview with author Jae who has written so many wonderful novels


CLICK HERE to read an interesting discussion in the "Spotlight Interview" section that the gals at Ylva have been doing


Earl Kemp's online 'zine, eI, has featured a memoir piece I wrote called "There is No Reason Not To Trust that the Act of Writing Will Be Enough."
CLICK HERE if you'd like to read it.


MYSTERICAL-E featured a long interview with me about writing, creativity, book themes, etc. There are several great stories featured in this issue as well as other podcasts and interviews by a variety of terrific authors.