December 1, 2017

Yesterday I killed someone.  I planned it, executed it, and then covered it up. Then I began the search for me, following the clues to track down an exceptionally tricky killer. Ahem.

Today I interviewed four people who had the means, motives, and opportunities to commi...

November 1, 2017

No really. Go climb a tree. Not a real one, although that would be awfully fun. I mean one in your mind. It’s a creative writing exercise I learned once upon a time that I often use to recharge my right brain.

Here’s how it works. You imagine a tree in detail. Is it ful...

October 1, 2017

Dear Kate,

We want to know where we came from. And no, we’re not asking for a lesson on the birds and the bees.


Abby, Marco, Lottie, Grace, Maureen, Jillian, Tara

Well, gang, here’s the thing. Each of you came from a story in my head. You’re not based on any living...

September 1, 2017

When I read a book, I want to be right there with the characters, seeing, smelling, touching and tasting their world through their eyes. By the time I’ve finished, I hope to feel like I’ve visited a place that was foreign at first, and then became as familiar as my hom...

August 1, 2017

A Note from Kate Collins:

Dear Readers, I asked Marco to write a blog for you, but he declined, claiming he was a man of action, not words. (I think Abby Knight would agree.)  But I did get him to sit down for an interview. Here is your peek into the mind of a hunky PI.


July 1, 2017

As a writer, I have to be able to slip inside the minds of many different characters to see what they’re seeing, think what they’re thinking, hear what they’re saying. Sometimes it’s easy. Abby Knight was easy. She was my bolder self. Okay, and younger. Marco wasn’t qu...

June 1, 2017

WARNING: HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. Do not swallow berries. If you do, call the poison control center immediately.

Not exactly what I wanted to read while I was buying shrubs for my home, but it was exactly what I needed to plant the seed of an idea for YEWS WITH CAUTION...

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