Dana Mason's Dangerous Embrace

I have to admit it: when I first held Dana Mason’s debut novel, Dangerous Embrace, in my hands I was afraid to open its perfect-for-this-book cover. What if I hated it?

Dana is a good friend, even though we’ve never met in person. Sitting for hours staring at a computer screen and creating another reality out    [Continue reading]

It was a dark and stormy night…

…perfect baking weather, in my mind. So I made apricot-orange oat scones and then, since the kitchen was already a mess, cranberry chocolate chip cookies. C’mon over. I just put on a pot of coffee.

I was awake a lot during the night since bands of rain kept slamming the bedroom windows.    [Continue reading]

Crossing the 50K Line with NaNoWriMo

DING! DING! DING! Yesterday I crossed the National Novel Writing Month finish line when I wrote the 50,000th word of Pelican Island, my NaNo murder mystery. I didn’t stop writing even though the flashing lights and buzzers went crazy and someone started pouring champagne while a brass band played.

oh. wait.    [Continue reading]

Paper Rats, JCO, Nancy Drew and me: The 'Inside the Writers' Studio' Interview

I was honored, flattered and just plain excited when the lovely and talented Paper Rats, Kris and R.J., invited me Inside the Writers’ Studio for an interview. ME? They wanted to interview me?

YES!

So here’s the link to today’s interview: Natasha Drew on mystery, muses, and Joyce Carol Oates.    [Continue reading]