In April, I decided I wanted to write something fun–for me. I wanted to write a fantasy, but without the usual cast of characters (no elves, dwarves, etc). I searched around to find something other. Birds. I love birds. I don’t know a great deal about them, but I have always enjoyed watching them, listening to them, and trying to identify them.
Police Tunnel Vision Leaves More Victims on the Track: A Review of Netflix’s The Yorkshire Ripper Files
What stood out to me about the series wasn’t the brutality of what Peter Sutcliffe did to his victims, it was how the police’s blatant misogyny caused more women to be attacked and murdered. When the police get tunnel vision, more victims fall under the train.
Four Reasons to Return to the Kingdom of Aves
Readers took the journey to the Kingdom of Aves. You met Hawk Prentice Tasifa, an investigator for The Order. Hawks are the investigative arm of the The Order, the ruling body for the kingdom. Readers retreated into the lush, small egg of Gould to follow Prentice as she tried to find a serial murderer. The result was Kill Three Birds.
COVER REVEAL: A THEFT MOST FOWL
Coming January 20, 2021, the release of the second Kingdom of Aves Mystery, A Theft Most Fowl. Here’s the cover art by the majorly talented, […]
What is Speculative Mystery?
I write mysteries. There. I said it out loud. For the last 25 years I’ve been writing with a secret in my heart. Yes, I […]
A Creation Tale for the Future: I Am Mother
A review of I Am Mother and how it reinvents the Christian creation myth
Our Future is Up to Us: A Review of Enola Holmes
Based on the https://www.goodreads.com/series/42968-enola-holmesnovels by Nancy Springer, Netflix’s release of Enola Holmes is a young adult romp of fun, mystery, and empowerment. Millie Bobby Brown […]
No One is Gonna Save Us
So many of my friends are hurting. It isn’t new pain, but a deepening of the wounds inflicted by the society we find ourselves in. […]
The Day It Happened
The memory is clear as good, fine crystal. The actual vision, not so much. Gallup, New Mexico is a world away from New York City, […]
Star Trek Day is Every Day
It’s a Saturday evening. My parents have long since put away the VHS rental tapes and as the clock inches toward 11 pm, my dad […]