Category Archives: Writing

The “Fiddling With Murder” Mystery Series

Click on book cover for new links to books. CONSTANCY’S WALTZ, book one.  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 … Continue reading

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Danny’s Tune

Available now in trade paperback and various ebook formats from Wings. Also available for Nook and Kindle. REVIEWS “Going home to Ireland is just what Danny Egan needs in order to face his past. Will he find release from the … Continue reading

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I wish I knew “Whodunit”

Almost halfway into the first draft of my next “Fiddling With Murder” book, I still don’t know for sure the identity of the murderer. See what problems the inability to outline causes! (Trying to convince my ornery inner writer here.) … Continue reading

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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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Interview with Lyssa Winfield (character from DONOVAN’S DREAM)

West Springs, Missouri.  An interview with new resident, Lyssa Winfield, by West Springs Gazette reporter, Sue White. SUE:  Your story is set close to our town of West Springs here in the Missouri Ozarks. LYSSA:  My life is set in … Continue reading

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Comments on “The Cameron Connection”

Thomas A. Cameron is the North American Commissioner for Clan Cameron.  Here are his thoughts on The Cameron Connection: Only rarely is an author able to capture both pride in heritage and intriguing action within the same work.  D.H. Parker … Continue reading

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New Year, New Book

Coming March 1, 2011 Book four in the Fiddling With Murder series JIG OF BONES A missing shepherd and a gang of fossil rustlers threaten to shatter the joy of Constancy’s first Christmas with her newly-found South Dakota family. stay … Continue reading

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A Halloween Treat

Those of you whose humor runs to parody, who have ever worked as a programmer, or who just like a ghost story, this is for you from The Punnery’s Commentary. The Typer of the Code by Donald Parker

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Recommending a new blog for writers

The Moving Word is a fairly new blog by Richard Mansel.  Some of you may recognize Richard as managing editor of, and frequent writer for Forthright Magazine (also highly recommended).  Richard’s blog includes articles and helpful hints on writing, writing exercises to help improve our … Continue reading

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“Are your books in the bookstore?”

As a published author, I get that question often. The short answer is no.  Is that good or bad? In the short term, probably it is bad.  Some sales are made by impulse buyers who are attracted by a cover, the … Continue reading

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