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Retirement, Book, and Personal Updates

It’s been a crazy May. We celebrated my birthday and my husband’s, the one-year anniversary of the loss of my Stripey cat, had a garage sale at our house, and found a new home in South Carolina.

I wrote a blog post from Stripey’s point of view up on Rainbow Bridge about the year he’s been away from us. You can read it here:

Our garage sale was a lot of work, but we were able to get rid of many of our items that we hope found a good new home.

We recently came home from a second house-hunting trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, but also visited South Carolina where we found a home at the Edgewater Community that features a golf course, lake, clubhouses, a pool, and 70 activities a month arranged by an activity director. They are also opening a restaurant by the golf course. While we aren’t as close to stores and other places, the home prices are reasonable, and we’re an hour from Charlotte. My daughter will have an apartment upstairs, and we’ll finally have more than one bathroom and a dining room. We will also have a screened-in porch for the cats, an office for my husband, and a sitting room for me.




We’re still going to be on Long Island for a bit because they’re building our home which takes approximately 9-11 months. This is our lot.

My book news is that I’ve finished and submitted my third Buttercup Bend cozy mystery, The Case of the Llama Raising Librarian, to my publisher. I’m still waiting on the cover and an editor, but I hope the book will be published this summer.

For Memorial Day, there’s a 99-cent sale at Apple Books for three of my mysteries: Sea Scope, Memory Makers, and The Case of the Cat Crazy Lady, Buttercup Bend #1.

My June newsletter will be out before Memorial Day. New subscribers are eligible for special giveaways. You can subscribe at




I'm a retired librarian and the author of the Cobble Cove and Buttercup Bend cozy mystery series and other novels, short stories, poems, articles, and a novella. My books include CLOUDY RAINBOW, REASON TO DIE, SEA SCOPE, MEMORY MAKERS, TIME'S RELATIVE, MEOWS AND PURRS, and MEMORIES AND MEOWS. My Cobble Cove cozy mystery series published by Solstice Publishing consists of 6 books: A STONE'S THROW, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, WRITTEN IN STONE, LOVE ON THE ROCKS, NO GRAVESTONE UNTURNED, and SNEAKY'S SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY AND OTHER COBBLE COVE STORIES. My new Buttercup Bend series published by Next Chapter Publishing includes THE CASE OF THE CAT CRAZY LADY and THE CASE OF THE PARROT LOVING PROFESSOR. I've also written a romantic comedy novella, WHEN JACK TRUMPS ACE, and short stories of various genres published as eBooks and in anthologies published by the Red Penguin Collection. My poetry appears in the Nassau County Voices in Verse and the Bard's Annual. I'm a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writers' Association. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and 2 cats.

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