Fragrant February

I’m glad February was a short month because I’m so ready to move on into March. For some time now Chinese New Year has been a difficult time due to family health issues. And of course, like Christmas, it’s a strong reminder of those no longer with us. But it’s been...

Meddling and Murder CNY Offer!

Gong Xi Fa Cai and Welcome to the Year of the Earth Dog! Most of us will be glad to move on from the super-energetic, somewhat chaotic Year of the Rooster. (If you believe such things... and even if you don't, you're probably ready to move on) The qualities of a Dog...

January was Cool!

And I got down a very very rough draft of Bonsai Master’s Daughter, a book that I’ve got so very many ideas but no contract for yet, so playing with it was pure delicious in between deadlines self indulgence. But we had difficult moments too. Hermione/ Minette/ The...

Back Home!

It was a pretty good weekend, even though we had moments of wishing we were back in Hawaii… in a fantasy resort full of books and writers where dogs never get old… yes, I did say ‘fantasy’. But now that both Princess and Hermione seem better...

Midweek Assessment — looking forward to LCC’2017

This time next week I’ll be in Honolulu for Left Coast Crime! Part of me is so excited—my first time ever in Hawaii, meeting up with old friends and meeting new writers and readers and I love hotels. Another part is stressed… Hermione hasn’t done a poo in two days....