Summer Word Slam

The power’s in our words and writers from all over northwest Oklahoma will be coming together today to share short readings —both prose and verse.  We’ll also be signing books and listening to the new writers that come to our open mic.  I hope if you’re in south Kansas or Oklahoma, you’ll drop by for the fun.  Always a surprise will jump out and spook … Continue reading Summer Word Slam

Books, plus a Prince, at the Menil

Since its opening while I lived in the neighborhood, The Menil Collection has held a very special place in my heart. Impossible to convey in photos, the gallery itself is master work of vision. I love wandering around the porches outside, meandering through the exhibit halls. So I’m especially honored to be featured at their upcoming literary show, The Houston Indie Book Fest. I will … Continue reading Books, plus a Prince, at the Menil

Mystery, Magic and the Aha! of the Reveal

Good morning! By surprise, I’m today’s guest on the Blood-Red Pencil, one of the best mystery craft blogs online. It’s written by a group of mystery editors and established authors.  I’m totally honored to guest on a  blog that TAUGHT ME so much as I wrote the first book.  So instead of commenting here, y’all go visit my post–and the others–and please comment so they … Continue reading Mystery, Magic and the Aha! of the Reveal