The Romance of Jessica Fletcher

Lisa has been running behind on everything all summer–including last week’s celebration of International Angela Lansbury Appreciation Day. Since further festivities are in order, and Angie herself is not adverse to re-runs, here’s an encore post Lisa wrote about the beloved detective who never missed a deadline: J.B. Fletcher of Murder She Wrote. Continue reading The Romance of Jessica Fletcher

The Romance of Jessica Fletcher

So one of us Chicks (that would be me) is still cooling her heels in book jail, because she’s been way behind on everything all summer, including her manuscript. Here’s an encore presentation of a post I wrote for Not  Your Usual Suspects a while back re: a beloved detective who never, ever missed a deadline: J.B. Fletcher of Murder She Wrote fame. Was she really … Continue reading The Romance of Jessica Fletcher

How NOT to Get Away with Murder: 8 Perfect Ladies You Don’t Want to Mess With

Whenever anyone called me “young lady” as a kid, I knew I was in trouble. Mostly for not acting like a lady—whatever that meant. From what I understood, ladies smiled a lot and never interrupted. They wore pearls and perfume and little black dresses. They kept their legs crossed at the ankles and ate a lot of salad. It also helped if they were dead ringers … Continue reading How NOT to Get Away with Murder: 8 Perfect Ladies You Don’t Want to Mess With

Going to the Mattresses

Gentle readers, this post may be a bit short, and bittersweet. But I promise there will be something warm and fuzzy at the end. A little more than a week ago, my husband and I were cozily binge-watching Longmire on the couch with our Golden Retriever, basking in the glow of a recent holiday season spent with friends and family. My latest manuscript was safely … Continue reading Going to the Mattresses