From Beaches to Snow

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From sunny Cozumel to snow in Mississippi! Yes, I woke up to a light covering of snow on my front yard this morning. And I know my friends up North are laughing that I would even get excited about such a light dusting. But, hey! We don’t get snow that often here. 🙂 This is my favorite kind of snow…except …

My Caribbean Trip

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This photo of Buena Vista is courtesy of TripAdvisor Almost everyone guessed I was in the Bahamas last Monday, Nassau, actually. And the above photo was the site of the Nambutu Embassy in Casino Royale, the James Bond movie I referenced. (Can you believe I forgot to take a photo of the exterior???) I learned this on a really interesting tour of …

Where Am I?

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Today I’m doing a little different type of post since I’m not where I usually am. And I want you to guess where it is that I am. 🙂  Here are a few clues: Earlier today I was onboard a ship. The wind almost always blows here. Sometimes only one ship comes into port to dock but there can be …

Can You Believe it?

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I’ve been working hard on my third cold case book and I now have almost 46,000 words. Half finished. 🙂  I thought today I’d give you a snippet from the villain’s POV (point of view). Justice Deserved (My working title) “So that’s why Vic Vegas went to the CJC.” There was no one to hear the words muttered harshly inside …

Who was Valentine?

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and according to the Greeting Card Association, 25% of all cards sent each year are valentines. But have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? Well, I have. It seems St. Valentine lived back in 270 AD during the reign of Claudius II. Claudius decided to ban his soldiers from getting married. He felt that married men were …

Another Mystery Question

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    I don’t know if the groundhog saw his shadow where you live, but he didn’t here in North Mississippi! So that means spring is right around the corner…I actually saw buttercups (daffodils) ready to bloom last week. It’s been one of the mildest winters I can remember. Not that we don’t usually have warm days mixed in with the …

Unlucky Robber

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Well, January has come and gone. Can you believe it? I can’t. I’d hoped to have more words on my new Cold Case book, but at least I’m getting into the story now! As I write this, I have 17,500 words. Only 72,500 to go. This is my Elvis impersonator  tribute artist book. And this is the opening line–a text …

Mystery Question of the Week

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So…last week our area was reeling with temps in the single digits and GUESS WHAT?? This week it’s 70 degrees and I’ve been writing outside. Gotta love Mississippi. 🙂 Last week’s question and answer: A man was arrested for possession of cocaine. Was it because: He offered a bag to an undercover officer. He took it to the police station and demanded …

Mystery Question

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As I write this, remnants of the two-inch snow we had Friday lingers. Snow that completely shut down the northern third of my state of Mississippi. I know, I know…those of you living in the frozen tundra of the true North are laughing about now. But to travel the icy roads around here is to take your life in your …