Great Expectations

This morning in Mafra, Portugal, it’s 44 F outside. The toasty Iberian sun will warm up things later, but the effects of La Niña promise to deliver a chilly winter in many places in North America and the North Atlantic. That may set some to thinking about a...

The Queen of Crime

Guess who owns the title of best-selling novelist in history, having written more than 100 novels as well as short story collections and plays, and selling over a billion copies of her books in English and another billion in over 100 foreign languages? Yup, Agatha...

Pink Collar

Hello and happy Friday. Here’s a teaser of my recent short story, now appearing in Southern Writers Magazine. Hope you...

Like is like a box of…

In the unforgettable words of Forrest Gump, “Mama always said: Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Lately I’ve been thinking life is more like a box of crosswords. If you’ve ever tackled one, you know what I mean. Rarely can...

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