Mystery & Romance
Spiced with Humor!
Updated: November 4, 2015
My short mystery, Counting the Days, is available in Romance and Mystery Under the Northern Lights. This was another fun story to write and is told through a series of letters only from the protagonist's point of view.
Compiled as a fund raiser, all the stories in this collection are set in Minnesota and contain the words Northern Lights.
Chaos at High Altitude
The idea for this novella came to me while I was stopped at a red light and reached for a mint. Of course it was a tin of Altoids. By the time the light changed and I crossed through the intersection, two characters had popped into my mind. The story started forming. In my mind's eye, I saw a very expensive private jet. Put the two together and came up with a working title of Altoids at High Altitude.
This romantic comedy set in St. Paul, is about a stressed out project manager with an inner voice that gets her into trouble. She meets the handsome IT contractor who intends to de-stress her. Their gray cube wall isn't the only thing that separates them.
Oh so true...
"Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor."
- Joyce Carol Oates
"It is not true that we have one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish."
- S. I. Hayakawa
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
November is a time to think of all the things we are grateful for (friends, family, turkey, pumpkin pie).
Also for writer it's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where the challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That's at lease 1,666 words a day. Heck, some days I'm happy to write 500 words. Kudos to everyone braving the challenge.