Miss Murder’s Heart Attack. The Good Kind!

The other day, some sweet young girls from our church gave us a Heart Attack. This is where they write wonderful things on paper hearts and tape it to your front door. I can’t tell you what a delightful surprise it was to come home and see such unexpected joy on our door! It’s a fun, easy way to make … Read More

Announcing Crystal Lake Kids!

Crystal Lake Publishing is currently running a fundraiser in order to drum up the money to continue and expand. One of the things on the docket is Crystal Lake Kids! Crystal Lake Kids is a book line for children that will be co-edited by Eugene Johnson and yours truly. We already have the first year’s work lined up, and have … Read More

This Is Just To Say

This Is Just To Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold -William Carlos Williams

Read “Snowfall” in Siren’s Call!

Siren’s Call is a great online mag that features a plethora of different authors. I’m delighted that my flash fiction piece “Snowfall” was included in Issue #40. It’s a dark piece in the vein of my short story “Black Mary.” It’s funny that my mind keeps going back to that place. There’s more of a story here. “Snowfall” was inspired … Read More

A Realistic First Day of School

So if Pinterest has taught me anything, it’s that I majorly fail as a mother. And I’m okay with that. My children may not have picture perfect matching First Day of School outfits, but they know that they’re loved. And they know their mom is crazy happy for them to go back to school. Hooray! We didn’t have that elaborate … Read More

Preparing Your Child with Special Needs for School

This is an old blog post and Niko is now in high school, but it’s still relevant. As school time rolls around, there are always things we can do to help the transitions become easier. Happy school year!  I can’t tell you the tears, both his and mine, that have ensued because of new schools. This is my darling Niko. … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy Lemon Melt Cookies

I can’t get enough of these delicious, flavorful, but surprisingly light lemon cookie sandwiches. I make them all of the time. Ingredients I cup  room temperature unsalted butter ¼teaspoon salt 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1½ cups flour ½ cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of one lemon Frosting 1 cup confectioner’s sugar ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature (50 grams) Juice of … Read More

Read Every Day Kintsugi: The Glory of Her Broken Parts

I’m delighted to announce my flash fiction piece titled “Every Day Kintsugi: The Glory of Her Broken Parts” is up at The Pen of the Damned site. This is a story under 1,000 words that has to do with that innate desire we have to be loved despite our flaws. I hope you enjoy it! You can read the story … Read More

Little Dead Red is on Her Way to Your House!

Let’s hope sweet Little Dead Red doesn’t get lost. Tragedy tends to befall her. I am THRILLED to tell you that my copies of the limited edition LDR and Other Stories finally made it into my hot little hands, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They’re beautiful books, nicely done, with gorgeous covers and gold foil. Each book is signed … Read More

Miss Murder Gets A Concussion

So six days ago I clocked my noggin. It was the silliest thing! It was 112 degrees here in Vegas and my son had his bedroom window open. I leaned over to close it and smacked myself with some wooden blinds. It really rang my bell. I mean, I saw STARS, and not only did I see stars, but they … Read More