So I Decided to Write a Cozy Mystery (Here’s Why!)

Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.

Book Review: “The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany” by Lori Nelson Spielman

A centuries-old family curse follows Emilia Fontana on her travels to Italy. Accompanied by her eccentric Aunt Poppy and disheartened cousin Lucy, Emilia experiences adventures she never thought possible.

Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)

Recently, I created a post (which you can read here) that readers could comment on and leave suggestions for books they recommend. I wanted to compile that list for both myself and for others in case any of you are seeking new titles to read. As I mentioned in the post, I often fall intoContinue reading “Collaborative Book List (Readers Can Still Add Suggestions!)”

Weekend Updates

This past week, I have been working to complete several writing tasks while balancing a full-time job, dealing with a broken water heater, and catching up on daily chores after being on vacation for a full week. Needless to say, it has been hectic, but I have managed to stay afloat and accomplish more thanContinue reading “Weekend Updates”

Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

A few weeks ago, I was in one of my reading moods and stopped by our local bookstore to browse the current selection. I picked up a couple of books, including Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (and just for $1.50!). I am a Sedaris fan and have read some of his otherContinue reading “Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris”