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New Orleans is a great Halloween city.

New Orleans is a great Halloween city.

Thanks for visiting!

What’s on my mind as October begins? Ah, Autumn.

And with it comes the start of the holiday season with Halloween decorations, gourds, and falling leaves. My garden has started its seasonal turn, but oddly, we’ve had such a nice warm spell that the rhodies and crocus started to bloom, so it’s a pretty mixture of autumnal foliage plus bright pink and purple blossoms.

Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention held in New Orleans, was fantastic. It’s become a grand reunion. I love meeting writer and reader friends “beyond the thumbnail,” as I call it. Meaning, beyond social media. Have to admit, I relished the cool crispness of Portland, OR, after the southern steaminess! If you’re curious, here’s a post I wrote about my Bouchercon experience over the years.


WHISPERS IN THE MIST is available!

Mist has settled over Lisfenora village, bringing with it tales of a predatory faery called Grey Man. When a teenage boy dies in Danny’s arms, he finds himself pursuing his own grey man, a killer who becomes more elusive the closer Danny gets to the truth. A mysterious hermit jewelry maker, a mute woman on a quest to reconcile a past murder, and a dog turned hero join Merrit and Danny in the next installment of the County Clare mysteries.