My dream of becoming a published novelist comes true today as my debut novel, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, hits the bookstore shelves. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! When I set out ten years ago to become a writer, I expected the process to be a solitary endeavor. But I couldn’t have been more wrong! There are so […]Read More»
It’s Halloween, the day when our thoughts turn to scary things. Ghosts. Goblins. Vampires. The IRS. I jest, of course. There’s no reason to fear the IRS – as long as you’re being honest on your tax returns, of course! One of the recurring issues that haunts Tara Holloway, the IRS criminal investigator who stars […]Read More»
One of the aspects of writing the Death & Taxes series that was both the most challenging and the most fun was creating the men in Tara’s life. It was tempting to make her boyfriend, Brett Ellington, perfect. But then he wouldn’t seem real. And, honestly, as I thought things through, I realized I had no […]Read More»
A cockroach! Eeeeek!!! In my debut novel, IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway and DEA Agent Christina Marquez set up a stakeout in a former crack house. Let’s just say the house isn’t exactly home sweet home. Between cockroaches and a noisy family racoons, the place is a little crowded. My favorite house I’ve ever lived […]Read More»
Posted Oct 15 2011
I’m going to be on a panel soon with screenwriter Bret McKinney who wrote the script for the movie “Music Within” and, naturally, I was curious. My hubby and I watched the movie last night and it was fantastic! The movie is based on the true story of a Viet Nam vet who suffered hearing loss […]Read More»
Posted Sep 28 2011
In Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, Special Agent Nick Pratt appears in a tiger-striped Speedo. Here’s some other guys in animal-print Speedos for your consideration: I totally fell out of my chair laughing when I saw that video! You gotta love guys who are willing to make fun of themselves like that. So, […]Read More»
Posted Sep 4 2011
It’s one of the first days in forever that we haven’t hit 100 degrees here in the Dallas area. Woo hoo! I’m working on the back patio today, though I have to say the woodpecker that’s decided to jackhammer my redbud tree is a bit of a distraction. He is cute, though. I have to […]Read More»
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Haha! Our terrier mix and shepherd mix are certainly selective, too. They hear "treat" without fail, but "down" or "no!" don't always register. Raggs is such a cute name!
Reggie certainly looks happy! My own dog, Raggs, has "selective" hearing--and he's not well trained. But. Our dogs are family and we do love them.
Thanks, Barbara! I wish I could write faster, too! My ideas are backing up in my head. : ) I wish my brain had a USB port where I could automatically download the stories from my mind to the page. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! I'm hard at work on the second one, A Trip with Trouble.
I LOVED getaway with Murder. The second book can't be published soon enough. Can you write any faster? ;-)
Thanks so much, Gerrie! So glad you enjoyed the book, and your kind words put a big smile on my face. The second book in the series, A Trip with Trouble, will release next fall. I'm looking forward to it, too!