• Writing Life

    When do I write?

    People often ask when I find time to write. Between a full-time job that often requires me to spend my personal time planning and preparing, a homestead with animals, a never-ending to-do list, cooking, cleaning, shopping, marketing, and a cottage…

  • Writing Life

    What’s in my toolbox?

    Like any craft, writers have toolboxes full of things they use in the course of their writing. Over the years I've worked to figure out what tools I need in order to write. Of course, all I really need is…

  • Writing Life

    Do writers read?

    Ever wonder what a writer reads? Do we read for pleasure or to learn more about our craft? I can't speak for all writers but I can certainly vouch for myself and all the writers I know. Yes, we read,…

  • Writing Life

    Why I Write Cozy Mysteries

    Ever since I can remember I wanted to write stories. I tried off and on through the years but never could quite land on what genre. It seemed that romance would be where I fit best but after several attempts,…