Party Time!

Have you ever wanted to see your name appear in a book?  Well, now’s your opportunity. To celebrate The Pirate’s Ruby, the second book in the Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery Series, Dickinson Jewelers is holding a cocktail party at their Dunkirk, … Continue reading →

Childhood Dreams and The Pirate’s Ruby

Lynn Franklin, The Pirate's Ruby, Cozy Mystery, Jeweler's Granddaughter Mystery

Back in second grade when I was penning my first “books,” my vision of publishing went something like this:  I’d awake full of creative energy and climb the stairs to my writing room — a high tower featuring floor-to-ceiling windows … Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →