So I was at a local Caribou Coffee writing with my good friend, Judy Kerr, in Monticello, Minnesota a few days ago. Before I continue, a little back story is needed here. Caribou is one of my go-to places to write. It’s welcoming, relaxed, and has great hot chocolate, because of course, I don’t drink… Read More Fake News at Caribou Coffee
So a couple of weeks ago, I was in Portland, OR to attend an event called The Portland Lesbian Writer’s Guild Presents Readings of Rapturous Romance and a Bountiful Book Faire (boy that’s a mouthful!) and then help Lori Lake move to a new house. I was so excited to bail my behind out of… Read More The moral of the story…
Yep, it’s that time again. That time when the world is supposed to come together and celebrate the best of the best. The creme of the crop. What sport do you look most forward to? Figure skating? My mom loved to watch figure skating. The individual competition, the couples, the graceful movements, the exciting jumps… Read More Olympic Magic
So the Golden Globes have once again come and gone. The red carpet has been unfurled and rerolled, and celebrities have been seen, photographed, awarded, applauded, and have delivered the expected acceptance speeches. However, this year, following the explosive #MeToo movement, the 2018 Golden Globes were anything but run of the mill. I admit I… Read More Oprah, the Golden Globes, and #TimesUp
Yo peeps! Recently I was lucky enough to attend the 48th annual world mystery convention, better known as Bouchercon. Bouchercon was named for Anthony Boucher, a reviewer, editor, and author. You can check out that history here. Much like the Golden Crown Literary Society, Bouchercon travels to different locales each and every year, which can… Read More Bouchercon 2017!!
Hello, my friends. The wise and marvelous author Amy Tan hit the nail on the head in the link below describing her experiences and fears over the last several months. Already last November she was voicing the issues that we face today with leadership and governing in our county (although today things seem tenfold worse,… Read More Amy Tan is a Brilliant Woman by Lori L Lake
So this past Saturday I was lucky enough to do an appearance with two of my crime fiction heroes at Subtext Books in St. Paul, MN. Jean Redmann, author of the Micky Knight PI series, and Ellen Hart, who writes the Jane Lawless series, invited me to join them at a reading and Q&A at… Read More Moments with Your Heros