The Eclipse

The word “eclipse” came up today on Daily Prompt. My mind immediately went to Mother Theresa. Lately, I’ve been around a lot of death. This summer alone, one dear friend’s husband dropped dead of a heart attack, at age 56. A beloved cousin succumbed to cancer. Another cousin is fighting terminal cancer. And a third […]

Hall of Fame

Things I never thought I’d say: The induction ceremony for the Football Hall of Fame is my favorite thing on TV. I know, right? I don’t even watch football that much these days. I used to love-love-love it. But somewhere in the early 2000s, the thug-culture ruined it for me. That said, I watch the […]

Past is Prologue

The wonderful mystery-loyalists at Omnimystery News invited me to post some thoughts about going back to Raleigh’s teen years for the YA mysteries. If you love mysteries (raising my hand!), be sure to subscribe to the Omnimystery newsletter. It’s a treasure trove of new mystery reads, and a great way to find new authors. Here’s […]

Meet CJ!

Back when Raleigh Harmon made her debut in The Stones Cry Out, one reviewer caught my attention: C.J. Darlington. Known as a tough but fair book reviewer, C.J. became one of Raleigh Harmon’s biggest cheerleaders.She “got” Raleigh. But C.J. was also working on her own first novel. And within a year of Stones being published, […]