We Are One

As my friends can tell you, I’m a political junkie.  Many Americans are following the inaugural events this year.  I follow them every 4 years. Which means I’ve seen all of the celebratory concert.  I didn’t have high expectations for this concert....

Goal Posts

My husband, Dean Wesley Smith, is doing a fantastic series on how to set goals.  I mentioned it a few weeks ago, but I’ve been reading the blogs, and they’re getting better and better.  If you ever thought of writing and are having trouble applying butt to...

The Real Secret Lives of Cats

Those of you who read my July ’08 Ellery Queen story, “The Secret Lives of Cats,” might find this news story interesting.  It’s from a Seattle newspaper.  Check it out here.  I got the idea for my story from a German inventor who posted his...

How Smokey Dalton Spent Election Night

In my imagination, Smokey stood in Grant Park last night, tears running down his face, his family and friends around him. Blinded by the lights, overwhelmed by the crowd, stunned by events. He would celebrate quietly while everyone cheered around him. What a great...