Tag Archives: 1950’s California

Andrea and Heather Take 5 with Barbara Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, if you told someone you’d ‘See You in September,’ you’d better do it lickety split, because the month’s almost over. Wasn’t that a fast one? Yours truly cannot believe how fast the days fly. … Continue reading

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I Wonder as I Wander

Hi there, guys and dolls! Isn’t September such a beautiful month? In most places, the days are still warm, but the nights have a little crisp snap to them, and the sunlight has a wonderful glow. Everything’s a little quieter, … Continue reading

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I Wonder About Them

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your summer has been going along swimmingly. Yours truly has been having such a fantabulous one, I’m always up to something. Which makes me think about my Santa Lucians in my Poppy Cove Mysteries and what they do. Everyone’s … Continue reading

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Guest Starring – Me!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Recently, yours truly was blessed to be interviewed by the wonderful ladies at the fantabulous Mysteristas blog. I was thrilled to be featured by such talented authors the blog is currently womanned (I don’t care … Continue reading

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So Who Does Make it A NATE TO REMEMBER, Part Two

Hi there, guys and dolls! A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a little tidbit about some of the fine Santa Lucians featured in my most recently published Poppy Cove Mystery, A NATE TO REMEMBER. Here are some … Continue reading

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So Who Does Make it A NATE TO REMEMBER?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you’re having a lovely long weekend. As always, I’m scheming and dreaming trials and tribulations for my Santa Lucia social set. And for all of you who haven’t come along for the third Poppy … Continue reading

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Thanks be to you, Lisa!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today, I’m tooting my own horn a little (now cut that out, it’s not dirty… 😉 ) and share with you what a respected and prolific blogger/reviewer had to say about my Poppy Cove Mysteries. … Continue reading

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Finding Treasure

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today, Andrea and Heather are taking over the blog, writing about one of their favorite things about telling my tales – research. As our followers know, our Poppy Cove Mysteries are set in the late … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Daphne Huntington-Smythe

Hi there, guys and dolls! Today I’d like to share with you a guest post on a blog I was honored to be a part of last month – Dru’s Book Musings. She has a terrific blog, so do yourself … Continue reading

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Change is Gonna Come…

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, I’m happy to announce I’m working hard on book four in my Poppy Cove Mystery Series. My girls, Andrea and Heather, have been plotting and scheming away, figuring out the details and fine points … Continue reading

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