The Carolina Emerald is Coming May 1, 2017!

  A college friend’s engagement gives Kimberley West the rare opportunity to dig in a private emerald mine.  The fun weekend, however, quickly deteriorates when the friends stumble onto a plot fueled by revenge and greed.  Events escalate and soon … Continue reading →

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 →

Judy Garland Would So Not Be Impressed

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m writing frantically to complete The Pirate’s Ruby, the second in the jeweler’s granddaughter cozy mystery series.  A few weeks ago, select patrons of JT’s Kitchen had a sneak preview of the book. … 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 →

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 →