Sisters in Crime Spring Showcase 2014

On Saturday, June 7, we gathered in Copperfield’s Books in San Rafael for the Spring Showcase of NorCal’s Sisters in Crime to hear nine authors read from their books that had been published in the previous six months. What a great showcase it was! New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell took to the podium…

Unseen Resident Part 5

This is part 5 of the series of true blogs about the hauntings in my house.  If you’re just starting to read these or if it’s been a while since you checked in, I’d recommend reading the previous entries: Unseen Resident Unseen Resident Part 2 Unseen Resident Part 3 Unseen Resident Part 4  After I…

Tigers and Hyenas

The tiger crouches at the edge of the enclosure.  The only movement is a slight flick of the tip of his tail.  His eyes are focused on his prey, and his body is taut, ready to pounce.  His prey has just entered through the gate and looks like he is oblivious to the predator’s scrutiny. …

A Place to Hide Bodies

I have been very fortunate to spend most of my adult career working for the same city government, although I moved around to different departments. I was looking back recently at some of the strange things I’ve seen working in the Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works, Communications (9-1-1), and the Electric Department. I started…

Sisters in Crime Spring Showcase 2013

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Sisters in Crime?  In a few weeks, I’m headed down to Southern California for the California Crime Writers Conference, put on by the local chapter of Sisters in Crime there.  But today I had the great pleasure of attending the NorCal Chapter’s Spring Showcase event at Orinda…