Just a few thoughts

on May 31, 2020

Things have been so heartbreaking recently. Not just recently, of course, but they seem so much WORSE right now. I have a small platform which, to me, means I have to use it for good. That means standing with our Black citizens unreservedly. There is a lot of work to do in this country and… Read More

I wish I had thought of this a million years ago

on May 27, 2020

So, one of the biggest challenges with this quarantine has been provisioning the household. I never realized how much STUFF we need to take in on a regular basis until I had to have every bit of it delivered. I’ve reconsidered a lot of things–I have switched to reusable Swedish cloths and bar towels instead… Read More

A Strong Sense of Place

on May 18, 2020

Hope all of you are keeping well. The lovely folk at Strong Sense of Place invited me to chat about my favorite atmospheric books, so without further ado, I hope you enjoy!

We’re on special!

on May 4, 2020

If you’ve been waiting to grab A TREACHEROUS CURSE, now is your chance! This 2019 Edgar nominee for Best Novel is $2.99 across digital platforms for the month of May. Happy reading!

The Stay At Home Book Tour

on April 8, 2020

Tomorrow evening at 7pm Eastern, I’ll be dropping by the Stay At Home Book Tour to chat with Anne Bogel and Ginger Horton with The Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club! It’s being hosted on Zoom and you can get all the details at the blog. They are doing loads of events so you can catch… Read More


on April 3, 2020

So many adjustments, right? I already worked from home, but figuring out how to get groceries and other supplies is a bit of a trick. (We’re doing grocery delivery to keep the stores as empty as possible and avoid possibly bringing anything home to my parents.) We already subscribed to Sun Basket and Daily Harvest… Read More

Farewell, March

on March 31, 2020

It’s been a hell of a ride, and April and May are going to bring even more challenges. The silver lining–albeit a very thin sliver of silver–is that now that we have a shelter-in-place order here, there’s no more wondering what we can do. We’ve been quarantining since March 14, but now everyone else is… Read More

I’ve been staring at this trying to think of a title

on March 30, 2020

And I can’t. So there. We just ordered delivery from a local Mexican restaurant. They included a free dessert with a note of thanks and I almost cried. *sigh* Time to take a deep breath and regroup. My allergies are playing havoc with my head right now because all the neighborhood trees are having an… Read More

Sunday, Sunday

on March 29, 2020

I missed Saturday altogether, although time seems almost like an optional construct at the moment, doesn’t it? I got stuck in to a work project and by the time I was finished, I was fit for nothing but slumping on the sofa with a burrito and a glass of red wine. I also did my… Read More

It’s properly Friday, it is

on March 27, 2020

It’s tricky to keep track of the days just because things are so much at sixes and sevens right now, but I’m told it’s Friday. (If it’s not, just let me dwell in delusion.) Here are some links/suggestions to hopefully make your quarantine a little easier: *Last night I got a DM on Instagram from… Read More