Left Coast Crime–EEK!

I am heading to Reno in a couple of days to attend Left Coast Crime, my first ever ‘fan’ convention. Readers and writers of mysteries and thrillers gather from all over the West Coast to celebrate crime fiction of all kinds. This is the first time...

Gangster Nation–A review

Gangster%20NationGangster Nation by Tod Goldberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars This review is for the audible version… What kind of writer gets me to feel empathy for a mobster hit man? A good one. Is the whole story line believable? Maybe not, but it’s a fun...

Lemon Ombre Cake

For my son’s birthday, he requested a “lemon, lemon, lemon” cake, and I decided I’d try my hand at an ombre frosting. I took our favorite lemon cake, did a little research and put together what you see above. As I worked, I did a couple of...

A new year, a new list…

What’s on your list to read in 2016?  I got a few fun books to read over the holidays, (see photo) and I still have a backlog from book-signing events and conferences. First up is “Purity” by Franzen. It was a birthday gift from my fabulous...