Made you LOL!

My favorite kind of reader feedback is when someone tells me they laughed out loud at something I wrote and scared their dog/spit their soda/made fellow passengers on the subway doubt their sanity. LOLs are my love language. So I was especially heartened when Holly Adams, the awesomely talented narrator of my Mount Moriah MysteriesContinue reading “Made you LOL!”

Thanks for nothin’, J.R.R. Tolkien – More of my interview with audiobook narrator Holly Adams

Audiobook narrator Holly Adams sat down with me recently to talk about her process for narrating fantasy and non-fiction books and the preparation that goes into each recording.

Chop n’ Bop Playlist: Girl Power Anthems for Cooking

To celebrate the publication of Six Feet Deep Dish, I was invited to write a guest post for the awesome mystery blog, Criminal Element. Read on for more on writing, music, and my uncanny similarity to Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps. Before a big race, swimmer Michael Phelps listened to a playlist to amp up hisContinue reading “Chop n’ Bop Playlist: Girl Power Anthems for Cooking”

I discovered the Hello Kitty of towns

The Quigley clan traveled to England over Christmas to see my husband’s family, so our miniature Schnauzer spent the holidays with my parents. She had a fantastic time and gained a mind-boggling amount of weight. Like three pounds in six weeks. That’s about 15-20% of her body mass. Was she running an IV drip ofContinue reading “I discovered the Hello Kitty of towns”

Short, dark and than some

My short story “Taming the Tiger” will be published in the collection, The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, later this spring by Untreed Reads. I wrote the story more than a year ago, so it was a little jarring to look back through it as it’s beingContinue reading “Short, dark and than some”