Tag Archives: Chicago

I Am an April Fool

Today in Chicago, as of not quite 2 p.m., the temperature has finally cracked 45 degrees. After much of the past week–let alone the past winter!–I was beginning to think it never would again. The sky is this strangely beautiful … Continue reading

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The Magic of Apple Pie

So here I am on a chilly October Friday in Chicago, working away on revisions to my 1872-era police procedural and juggling that with my latest novel-in-progress, the stolen-baby one (yes, my mind works in these paths; over time I’ve … Continue reading

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And the Living Was Easy…

A little burble in honor of July 4th, and the magic of summer. 🙂   Sunshine paints the grass with gold; Near the beach gate, lilies with open throats Welcome bees seeking pollen. Somewhere in the distance, a radio plays; … Continue reading

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Omigawd, So Much To Do…

Busy gearing up for Printers Row Litfest today. A whole weekend of digging through used-book piles, looking for buried treasures… signing and reading and selling my mystery novel at the Mystery Writers of America tent… talking shop/attending panels with fellow … Continue reading

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Apres Moi, Le Deluge

The lake in front of my garage door is mercifully absent now, having been reabsorbed (slowly) by the saturated ground sometime during the night.  All is not well in Chicagoland, however. There is sleet outside my door this morning. Sleet! … Continue reading

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