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Four Novels, One Sale

One of my books, Dana’s Dilemma, Book 3 in my ‘The Morelville Mysteries’ series was on sale for much of May. Well, guess what? It still is! Not only that, now Book 4, Hitched and Tied, is on sale too. Actually, … Continue reading

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Holiday Surprise – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Beginning in mid November, for the last 14 or 15 years, I’ve watched television commercial after commercial about the Tran-Siberian Orchestra (TSO)and their holiday show in Columbus, Ohio that is usually in town right before or right after Christmas. I’ve remarked … Continue reading

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Finally! Hitched and Tied: The Morelville Mysteries – Book 4

It’s  finally here… It’s been a long couple of months. I’d really hoped to have released the eBook edition of my fourth book, Hitched and Tied, by mid-June. It just didn’t work out that way. Crazy Ohio weather (it’s rained … Continue reading

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On Writing: Back in the Groove

Late last April my mother came to spend a week with us as a vacation away from home and obligations for herself and as a time to see our new home and what all we’d gotten ourselves into since the big … Continue reading

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The Morelville Mysteries Quick Guide

The Morelville Mysteries are a series of three – soon to be four – books about the fictional cases of county Sheriff Melissa ‘Mel’ Crane and, to a slightly lesser extent in the first few books, her romantic love interest … Continue reading

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The Places Characters Take You – Hitched and Tied

The best-made outline for a novel – or, in my case, the best-made template for one – sometimes gets sidetracked by where the characters take the author. For example, when I first contemplated the story line for Book 2 in the … Continue reading

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On Writing – Developing My Own Writing Process

There are two kinds of fiction writers in the world, ‘pantsers’ and ‘outliners’. When I wrote my first mystery, Relic, it was by the seat of my pants. I was most definitely a pantser. I knew the story that I wanted … Continue reading

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Hitched and Tied isn’t Vegan Friendly

We’re mostly omnivores out here in the heartland. Where I live, farming – both crops and animals, raising vegetable gardens and hunting are a way of life. Even most kids that live in the ‘city’ (defined as a nearby town of about … Continue reading

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Prologue to Hitched and Tied: The Morelville Mysteries – Book 4

Prologue Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 Family Fun Day – Crane Family Farm  “Cole, Grandpa said you need to get that calf in the head chute now! We’re wasting daylight!” The 15 year old sneered at his younger sister but he … Continue reading

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Hitched and Tied Finalized Cover Reveal

I had a sit down with my wannabe book cover designer about the not quite ready for prime time cover he came up with for the fourth book in the Morelville Mysteries series (coming in June), ‘Hitched and Tied‘. We … Continue reading

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