Hello everyone. It’s been a long winter (as the song says), but we persevered. My NaNoWriMo project got interrupted midway through the month by the worst windstorm Spokane has seen in many long years. We were without power for a while, and part of our fence blew over. We were among the more fortunate. People throughout the area experienced trees falling on their fences, their houses,  their cars, and nearby power lines. Spokane public schools were closed, and many businesses as well. In the true Spokane spirit, neighbors and friends helped and looked out for each other.

In spite of all the chaos, I did manage over 30,000 words for the month. Now I am editing and finishing up the story to get ready for publication. Send in the Drones, the next Emily Trace Mystery, will be released sometime this year. I’m hoping for sooner than later. I’ll keep you posted.

I have also starred in a video promoting my little cookbook, The Gluten Free Gourmand. It was fun to do, and I’m pleased with the result. You can find it on YouTube. Click on the link and check it out. Many thanks to Curt Rein for filming and editing. I will have to pay in banana bread every week for the next twelve years.

My friend and fellow author Kate Poitevin and I will be doing two book signings in the next two weeks. Check out the Events page on this site for details.

Hope your valentine was especially sweet to you, and that you have a rousing St. Patrick’s Day. May the luck of the Irish be with you.


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