DEAD MAN’S BLUFF published!

Today, June 23, 2020, is launch day for my new thriller, Dead Man’s Bluff. If you already pre-ordered the book, many thanks! It should now be available on your device. For a limited time, the price is only $.99, so please check it out at this link. You may notice the book looks different since my last email to you. The new cover was designed by Brian Hoffman, a regular reader of  The Kill Zone where I blog. He wanted…

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Unexpected Gift from an Unknown Friend

Sometimes a totally unexpected gift drops out of the blue. A couple of years ago, an invitation to become a regular contributor on the award-winning crime blog, The Kill Zone, was a gift out of the blue. The TKZ gang is an amazingly generous group, eager to support fellow writers. I’ve “met” people there who became good friends and helped me tremendously even though we haven’t met in person. Writing for TKZ has been more fun and rewarding than I…

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Hurricane in Montana???

On May 31, 2020, a hurricane evidently got lost and wound up farther north than usual. Winds up to 70 mph and torrential rain walloped the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas of northwest Montana. At one point, rain came down so hard, water poured over the sides of gutters on our house  because the downspouts couldn’t keep up. The wind was tornado-like, swirling from west, then from east, then north, then back to west. Power went out for 37,000 out…

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Hurricane Season

I guess Mother Nature forgot to check the calendar when she kicked off hurricane season early this year with two tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha, that already dumped buckets of rain in Florida. Because many friends and relatives live in the Sunshine State, I keep an eye on the weather there. The official season runs from June 1 to November 30 but nature doesn’t pay attention to petty details. In 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated the state, leaving 73% of residents…

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My New Book Will Be Published June 23!

    This is a virtual bouquet to thank you for reading my books! Wish the lovely lilac fragrance could come through your screen.       My new book, Dead Man’s Bluff, will be published on June 23, 2020. It is the fourth book in the Tawny Lindholm Series Thrillers With A Heart. Here’s a short summary: Investigator Tawny Lindholm’s plans for a romantic Florida vacation with attorney Tillman Rosenbaum vanish when they’re caught up in Hurricane Irma. Tillman’s…

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Waste Not, Want Not

Every fall in the 1920s, pioneer woman Noreen Catt set out from Victoria, British Columbia for the wilderness of northern B.C. where she cooked at a remote fish camp. Once the snows came, the access route became impassible. She and the work crew were stranded in isolation until the following spring. Before she left civilization, she had to estimate how many tons of flour, sugar, coffee, bacon, and other food staples were needed to cook three meals a day for…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a FREE BOOK

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Grab a green beer and a FREE copy of STALKING MIDAS! At six-seven, charismatic attorney Tillman Rosenbaum owns any courtroom he enters. He’s brilliant, successful, and doesn’t trust anyone, except his lovely new investigator, Tawny Lindholm. She has an intuitive gift with people and her outspoken honesty and unflinching integrity have opened Tillman’s soft underbelly. When he suspects his wealthy, estranged father, Moe, is a victim of elder fraud, he knows only one person who can…

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Call Today

Yesterday, a scientist friend called me from England, concerned about COVID-19 corona virus. She offered these wise words: “Today, I’m calling people I care about. Many are older and at high risk for infection. If they’re healthy, that’s wonderful and we’ve had a nice conversation. But if something happened, I would always regret not calling them today when I had the chance.” Phone calls don’t transmit viruses. I’m grateful she cared enough to call me. If you call someone you…

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