War on Words

With President Donald Trump’s “war” with the mainstream news media, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have skyrocketed. In this tale of a dystopian society called Oceania, government fights back against any threats to its power with propaganda and media censorship. … Continue reading




My Interview on Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Lisa Kelley of Lisa Ks Book Reviews is interviewing me today on her blog. She’s posed some pretty probing questions, like the following: Do you recall when and/or how your interest in writing originated? How has the response been for … Continue reading




Introducing Sarah Rubottom: Murder at the Book Group’s English Teacher

Sarah Rubottom is a retired English teacher and member of the Murder on Tour book group who takes authors to task for poor writing. And don’t get her started on typos. Berkeley-educated, she transitioned from a sixties-era hippie to a … Continue reading




Introducing Helen Adams: Every Book Group Has Its Character

You’ve met a number of Murder at the Book Group’s characters: Hazel Rose, Vince Castelli, Lucy Hooper, and Kat Berenger. Today I’m privileged to introduce you to Helen Adams. Maybe “privileged” isn’t quite the word I’m seeking. Read on. Helen … Continue reading




To My Author Mentors: Thanks!

Early in my writing career, I was advised to study the works of other writers. During the years (and years!) of writing Murder at the Book Group I did just that, analyzing the character development, story structure, and styles of … Continue reading