Return to Osprey Beach

Blogs routinely contain posts from the author apologizing for disappearing for a few months.  I’m going to break with tradition and not apologize or offer excuses.  Though this blog has been idle, you all have been in my thoughts as … Continue reading →

Ever see an osprey lay an egg?

Lynn Franklin, jeweler's granddaughter cozy mystery

Sometimes Nature provides the most amazing surprises. The ospreys who nest in North Beach, Maryland — and inspired the name for my fictional Osprey Beach community — returned early this year.  Being a fan, I lost no time in hauling … Continue reading →

They’re teaching dogs to what??????

One of my worst nightmares has finally come true:  Some idiots scientists in New Zealand are teaching dogs to drive. Seriously. They modified a car to bring the foot controls up to paw level, rescued three “bright looking” dogs from … Continue reading →

Skating in a Winter Wonderland

There’s something magical about those first winter months.  The sun shines, the snow glistens and the crisp air entices us outside.  Even when there’s no snow, our minds yearn for those Thomas Kinkade moments, cuddling in horse-drawn sleighs, zipping down … Continue reading →

Jewelry Store Book Party

What happens when you take a shy mystery writer, whisk her away from her computer and plunk her down in the middle of a dazzling book party held in a jewelry store? That’s what I was about to find out … Continue reading →