The Fishermen

I love strolling the Chesapeake Beach docks on weekends, watching the comings and goings of the fishermen.  While the life of a captain is a rough one, the men and women who charter fishing trips usually return giddy with excitement. … Continue reading →

Of Dachshunds and Poodles: Part Two

In the last post, I introduced standard poodle Sam, the model for Kimberley West’s Rorschach, and confessed my humiliation when Sam decided to entertain the crowd at his one and only obedience competition.  Today I’d like to introduce Tucker, the … Continue reading →

Of Poodles and Dachshunds: Part One

You probably noticed that my lovely post about ospreys was hijacked by the peanut gallery.  So I guess it’s time to introduce the models for Rory and Al, the dogs in the Jeweler’s Gemstone Mysteries. Rory is a Standard Poodle … Continue reading →

Where is Osprey Beach?

A reader recently told me he’d spent several hours studying a map looking for Osprey Beach because it sounded so beautiful he wanted to visit it.  While I’m delighted he found the area so believable, I hated to confess Osprey … Continue reading →