A Secret Garden

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. It seems amazing that two weeks ago, I was marveling at springtime in the desert. I’m back home in the Mid-Atlantic or “Delmarva,” a nickname that includes the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Washington DC doesn’t appear in the moniker, but it’s the ultimate springtime destination. Springtime … Read more

A Dog’s Tale

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. I’ve invited a special guest writer this week. Daisy, approximately four years old by the human standard, is a Yorkshire terrier mix who has become the heart of our home. I am devoting most of my time this week to rewriting a manuscript, so Daisy kindly agreed to … Read more

The Angst of Small Dogs

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. Daisy, what do you think? Less than 40 miles from here, some big dogs moved into a big house. Two German Shepherds. The old one, at age 12, is a fellow named Champ, and the younger one, Major, is two. Major had been left by his previous owner … Read more

The New Dog Blog

This post originally appeared on Murder Is Everywhere. I thought I was done with babies fifteen years ago. But there’s a baby in our Baltimore house again—a fur-baby. The adventure began when my college student daughter was scrolling Facebook and found a frantic post from a woman overwhelmed with four children and two dogs. The … Read more