I’m grateful to readers who’ve contacted me through my website to ask if KILLING TRAIL is the first book in a series, and I’m thrilled to say yes, the Timber Creek K-9 mysteries will be a series. The second mystery, STALKING GROUND, will be released by Crooked Lane Books on September 13, 2016. In […]

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Killing Trail Cover


The release day for Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery is here—December 8, 2015—the day I’ve been dreaming about for over a year. I’m thrilled of course, but most of all I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for all the people who made this day happen. First, there was my agent, Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary […]

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Reach the skies


“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When I was about to leave my secure position working as a hospital employee to launch a business of my own, a friend gave me this quote scribbled on a scrap of paper. […]

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The Artist Date

Last week I wrote about morning pages; this week I’d like to address the artist date. In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron describes the artist date as a weekly block of time dedicated to nurturing your creative consciousness, also known as your inner artist. During this time, you’re to spend quality time alone doing something […]

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Morning Pages

In The Artist’s Way, author Julia Cameron suggests that people write morning pages to unblock creative flow. Morning pages are three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing. They are unplanned and uncensored meanderings designed to drain your brain of unnecessary chatter, and they are advised for all creative types, not just writers. You’re not supposed to […]

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Many years ago I started a gratitude journal. All humans are bound to suffer sometime during their lifetime, and I felt like I’d been through some hard times. So at the end of each day, I would record ten items for which I could be grateful. A variety of things ended up on these pages. […]

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