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Things I call my dog

Things I call my dog

Recently, a question came up about how my dog got the name Kalli. She’s named after a character in my book Rodeo Nights. My previous rescue collie was named after the hero in the book, so it seemed fitting to name her after the heroine. On the other hand, I refuse to...
I Toad You I’m Glamourous

I Toad You I’m Glamourous

Toad poop. Yes, I said toad poop. I don’t know that I’ve ever encountered toad poop before.  Years ago, I had a toad that got into my kitchen in my townhouse in Charlotte, N.C.  A toad that the dog I had then, the adventurous Kirby (a k a TurboKirbo) desperately...
PSA: Learn From Kalli’s Antibiotic Neurotoxicity

PSA: Learn From Kalli’s Antibiotic Neurotoxicity

Kalli’s had a situation that I want to make you aware of in hopes that you can spread the word, so no other dog has to go through what she’s been through … with more to come. The bottom line is that if any of your animals — or people — are prescribed an antibiotic...

A Town, A Book, A Family

When my contemporary romance novel A New World came out, my sister-in-law said, “Now I understand why you paid attention to all those details.” During various family reunions in Gloucester, Massachusetts, we’d walked on a lot of beaches, along town...
A Post About The Post by a Postie

A Post About The Post by a Postie

I watched the movie The Post (Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep) with great interest recently.  Yup, I’m a Postie, having worked there for 23 years as an editor. I was full-time in Sports until several years after I started publishing books, when I went to part-time,...