Mardi Gras Memories

MARDI GRAS MURDER, my 4th Cajun Country Mystery, launched on October 9th. Yippee!! It revolves around the Cajun tradition of Courir de Mardi Gras. I thought I’d update and re-share this post about my own personal Mardi Gras experiences while a student at Tulane University. Laissez les bon temps rouler!!! I went to school in New Orleans for a couple of reasons. One, I was a … Continue reading Mardi Gras Memories

Guest Chick: Keenan Powell

What’s Fur Rondy, you ask? Welcome Chicks guest Keenan Powell, author of the wonderful debut mystery, DEADLY SOLUTION. She”ll tell you all about this unique Alaska tradition… Alaska’s Fur Rondy! New Orleans has Mardi Gras. New York City has the St. Patrick’s Day parade. And since 1935, fur trappers have descended on Anchorage at winter’s end to sell furs, buy supplies and carouse. Over the … Continue reading Guest Chick: Keenan Powell

A Telemarketer Gave Me a Character

I was getting ready for work this morning when I got a telephone call. In a hurry, I didn’t check Caller ID. Here’s the conversation: Me: Hello? Woman on the other end: Ellen?(Tinkly laugh) Hi, wow, you’re harder to reach than the last cookie in the cookie jar. Me: (Confused) Who is this? Woman: Oh, it’s Jenny and I’m calling from the  – Me: CLICK! … Continue reading A Telemarketer Gave Me a Character