Photo by Don Shrubshell, Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune
Reading about other times, places, and cultures led this Missouri farm girl to work as a magazine editor and freelance writer on four continents, travel in seventy countries, and return to the home state to create novel worlds.
This site introduces you to those worlds:
- Show Me Mysteries—a wounded former CIA undercover operative returns home and must cope with crime and personal crises;
- The Feedsack Dress—a farm girl entering ninth grade at a new school in 1949 refuses to bow to the mean queen;
- Other Writing Projects—short stories and novels published and in progress;
- The real world—News of Events and Media Releases and Images; Talks and Workshops; a blog on Writing Mysteries, a blog on the Feedsack Kids, and a way to Contact me if you have questions or comments.
Kirkus: “amusing and touching”
Library Journal: “a tightly woven tale”
Gumshoe Review: “appealing characters” and “compelling story”
Myshelf.com: “One of the best books I have read in a long time.”
The News Gazette: “a new, likable sleuth”
Postmenopausalzest Blog: “a real talent for showing how people learn to trust”