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Summer Wrap Up - In my Writing Cave

As summer wraps up I’m on deadline and locked away in my writing cave. While I work on finishing up this book I thought it would be fun to share a peek at our summer. Even while I was busy writing and launching The Killing Tide, I was still able to sneak in some family fun.

If you would like to read more about my Writing Cave and how I why I’ve been taking a step back from my online life you can read my latest blog post at Inspired By Life and Fiction.

So while you’re waiting for for me to come out of the cave I hope you’ll enjoy a few pictures from our family adventures.

A Question for You

In the comments below, I’d love you to share what you’ve been up to this summer and how do you feel about summer coming to an end.

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Some of My Favorite Things

Hi friends, 

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and spend a few minutes of your day with me. I really appreciate it! 

Readers are always curious what my office looks like and what I enjoy around me as I write. Writers are usually equally curious about other writers. We’re just a plan curious bunch. 

Today, I’m giving you an inside look at my wreck of an office. 


Here’s a picture of my desk, which is shockingly decently clean. Normally I have a little hole I can type on my keyboard in and see my monitor. The rest has stacks of paper, mail, research books, and the list goes on. I find it hard to work surrounded by clutter, so I sneak out to one of my sofas, curl up with a nice, hot cup of black coffee (the way nature intended it ☺) and some homemade trail mix (almonds, walnuts, dried cranberries and mini chocolate chips). Yum! It’s often my breakfast as I tend to be my most productive in the morning hours. 


A handful of years ago, everyone who knows me well would have laughed out loud at that statement. I was about as far from an early bird as you could get. I would stay up laid reading into the wee hours of the night and then sleep in as often as possible. For some reason, something shifted. Maybe it’s a sign I’m getting older. I am a grandma after all. Whatever the reason, I’m up often as the sun is rising. I have my first cup of coffee, read my Bible, grab my second cup and my snack and head for the couch to curl up and write. 

However, I do love my office space. It’s where I keep my research books, my story binders, copies of my books for giveaways, etc. It’s also where I keep the items that inspire and encourage me. 

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My mug collection. As much of a coffee lover as I am, you probably figured I collected the cups that hold my favorite drink. 


A sign from my daughter that means so much to me. 


A letter from one of my all-time favorite authors—Sue Grafton. 


Killing Tide Influencers

I have some exciting news!

I’m looking for influencers for The Killing Tide. If you’d like to be considered for my Suspense Squad team fill out this application. 

Question for you:

What’s your favorite room? What do you love about it? Do you collect anything to make the space more special to you?  As always, love hearing your answers. 

Let’s chat!