Category W.S. Gager

A Busy Critique Group

My critique group has been churning out the books lately. There have been three releases in the last month! Tess Grant released the final book in the Kitty Irish Trilogy, Flying in the Dark. High school senior Kitty Irish knows exactly what Daniel Phinney expected of her—eradicate the werewolves haunting the Manistee National Forest—until her […]

Kick off to Summer Blog Hop

My critique group and I are kicking off our summer in a big way and inviting you to join us. As summer approaches, I look forward to warm weather, wearing shorts and getting a bit of a tan. I also look forward to not having to remind the kids that they need hats, coats and […]

A Fabulous Writers’ Retreat

Last weekend, W. S. Gager, Tess Grant and I arranged our first writers’ retreat. It was fabulous (and not just because I didn’ t have to wipe anyone’s bum for twenty-four hours.). We had time to catch up on all the things going on in our lives, the progress on our current works in progress, […]

GRPL Book Fair

On October 15, I joined several authors at the Grand Rapids Public Library for a book fair.  Many, if not all, were connected to Michigan somehow. Most were from Michigan and many had also set their fiction here or examined the history of a particular area. Wow. Make-up really does make a difference.  I should […]

Downtown Art Hop

Our small town has been working really hard to promote local artists and it has been great fun to participate in the events.  Recently they hosted an Art Hop where the businesses of the downtown featured local painters, potters, jewelry makers, quilters and, of course, writers. It was so amazing to see so much talent […]

Summer Reading

Last week, I signed the kids up for the summer reading program at our local library.  They are all in the Read to Me category, so my husband and I will actually be doing the reading.  Three kids and thirty books each.  We should read over ninety books bey the end of July.  Shouldn’t be […]

Fridays off the Wall with W. S. Gager

Today, I’m hosting my good friend and critique partner, W. S. Gager for Fridays off the Wall. We have been writing together for about five years and it has been quite a ride. (Not like her white-water rafting story though.  That’s just scary.)  The next installment in the Mitch Malone Mysteries comes out in July […]

Interviewed by Mitch Malone

I was interviewed by Mitch Malone, ace crime reporter, at W.S. Gager’s Blog ( for Mitch Malone Mondays.  He’s not sold on romance, but is interested in the arsonist in Courting Sparks. Find out what he thinks about wearing ugly bridesmaid dresses.

Russian Tea Cakes

Okay, so I’ve never actually made Russian Tea Cakes.  They are one of my husband’s favorites. He used to make them with his grandpa when he was a little boy.  Isn’t that a cute image?   I’m being interviewed at the Lovestruck Novice ( and you read about how I met Mitch Malone at W.S. […]

Split-second Cookies

I feel privileged to be one of the first people to meet Mitch Malone, Grand River Journal crime reporter. Find out more about him and meet my critique partner, W. S. Gager, at W.S. Gager on Writing ( Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose […]