What is Writing Like For You?

My friend Darcia Helle invited me to continue a blog meme on the topic Writing is like… Darcia was tagged by author Jason McIntyre to share her thoughts on this subject, and then Darcia asked me to continue the meme. For me, writing is like meditation. When I’m working on my computer, writing a story…

My 7-Part Writing Journey

Novelspot, a neat web site for writers and readers, invited me to participate in one of their special features – Behind the Scenes, in which authors share their writing journeys in seven short installments. They publish one post each day for an entire week. I was really thrilled with how it turned out and invite…

What Kids Taught Me About Writing

I hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend so far. Just a quick note to share that I have a special guest post running at the blog Motherhoot. If you haven’t discovered this great blog yet, it’s a place where you can find a lot of moaning, groaning and laughing about family life. My post…

Childhood Story “The Mysterious Relatives”

I found this short story from my childhood tucked away in a bright yellow folder, written in my careful script. I was probably about 11 when I wrote it. I hadn’t read it in years and expected to discover that The Mysterious Relatives was one of my Cathy Summers mysteries. As I flipped through it,…

The Queen of Patpong Author Timothy Hallinan

I’d like to welcome my guest Timothy Hallinan. Timothy has written ten published novels, all thrillers. A series of six mysteries he wrote in the 1990s featuring erudite Los Angeles private eye Simeon Grist is a cult favorite and is now becoming available in e-book form. Since 1981, Timothy has divided his time between Los…