Category Archives: Ozarks

Dullahan Mountain Breakdown–coming August 1, 2011

   At age seven, when Maura Tasgall saw her parents murdered, she gave up on happy endings.  Now, if she stays alive long enough to unearth the evil that killed them, she may find justice and closure, but still no … Continue reading

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Have you seen the Ozarks? a photo essay

[special note: photos by Neal B. Parker.  All rights reserved.] The characters in CONSTANCY’S WALTZ live in a fictional town in the Missouri Ozarks.  If you’ve never seen the real Ozarks, Constancy and I think you should plan a visit.  … Continue reading

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Autumn Fever

Most people get spring fever.  I get autumn fever.  Same symptoms, different time of year.  Ok.  I admit I’m weird. Autumn always has been my favorite season.  Walking among trees full of florescent scarlet and orange, or deep, warm gold and garnet takes … Continue reading

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New Cover for CONSTANCY’S WALTZ

Coming November 1,2008 from Wings Constancy Grace Stafford never lived up to her middle name, but stumbling over a corpse turns into her worst trip ever.  Danny Egan, town cop and master fiddler, defies a direct order to stay off … Continue reading

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What incites your imagination?

Are you a reader, a writer, a musician, a listener, an artist, an observer?  If so, what makes you feel creative?  What stirs you to deeper thought?  What sparks new ideas in your head?  What makes you ask “What if…”?  Here’s a … Continue reading

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Interview with Lyssa Winfield

Who’s Lyssa Winfield?  She’s the main character of my Ozarks fairy-tale mystery, Donovan’s Dream.  I think she has an interesting story to tell.    West Springs, Missouri.  An interview with new resident, Lyssa Winfield, by West Springs Gazette reporter, Sue … Continue reading

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Links to the Missouri Ozarks

Maybe absence does make the heart grow fonder.  Maybe that’s why I set most of my stories in the Missouri Ozarks.  I was always a bookworm and from the time I began to read about the outside world, my main … Continue reading

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Are the Missouri Ozarks still spooky?

Once upon a time, living far from my native Ozarks and feeling homesick, I found a book about Missouri in the local library.  Sadly, I can’t remember either the name of the book or its author, but one sentence in … Continue reading

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