Monday, June 1, 2015

Book Expo America and BookCon - Awesome Swag!

Going to BookCon was so much fun. I was lucky enough to score a copy of The Mystery Writer's  American Cookbook, with recipes by some of my favorite mystery writers! And I also got to meet mystery writer Clea Simon and get an autographed copy of her book, Dogs Don't Lie
I have been a fan for years so this was truly a thrill! Can't wait to start reading!

Book Expo America and BookCon 2015

Just returned from a great weekend at BookCon 2015 in NYC where I signed copies of my Middle Grade book Chips a Hometown Hero. Of course, there was amazing swag to be had, and so many fabulous books to see. I can't wait to start reading!!





Friday, May 29, 2015

Black Swans - A Novel Inspiration!

Black Swans at the Steinhardt Estate, Mount Kisco, New York

I was so excited to see not just one but an entire flock of black swans at a recent Garden Conservancy Tour (Judy & Michael Steinhardt Estate in Mount Kisco, New York) They are native to Australia.

A black swan plays a central part in my current YA novel, and, quite honestly, I never expected to see one in the feather, so to speak! They are just as beautiful and graceful as white swans but perhaps a bit more mysterious and exotic. This one swam directly to me and posed. Did I mention that black swans are thought to be psychic?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AN UNEXPECTED GUEST ON A COLD DAY IN JANUARY

AJAX WAS READY TO GREET OUR VISITOR WITH OPEN PAWS!
AJAX REALLY WANTED TO INVITE HIM IN…
BUT MOM SPOILED ALL THE FUN

WE PUT A BOWL OF PEANUTS AND ONE OF WARM WATER UNDER OUR BIG OAK TREE.
 OUR VISITOR SEEMED PLEASED WITH OUR HOSPITALITY!