Odd how the creative power at once

 brings the whole universe to order

Virginia Woolf 


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There is much information on the site, so feel free to wander around or just check out my mysteries. The Woman in the Wing is a historical mystery about women pilots (WASP) and factory workers (Rosie the Riveter) during WWII. Seven Cities of Greed is an adventure in New Mexico, where I lived for over twenty years. It involves a group of women of a 'certain age' on a quest for adventure and the mythical 'Seven Cities of Gold'. Also available as an eBook is Mrs. Quigley's Kidnapping, about a female detective in Chicago in 1968, and in both eBook and print, Flowers for Her Grave, an old fashioned whodunit about two amateur sleuths in their early sixties intent on solving a 20-year-old crime. An Uncluttered Palette  is filled with art history, oil painting lessons, forgery, and fun! In She Overheard Murder I introduce the characters of my new Nic & Nora Mystery series—mysteries solved by lesbian amateur detectives in post-World War II Chicago. The 2nd book, Puzzled by the Clues takes Nic, Nora and the rest of the Owen gang on another adventure.


There are sample chapters of the books along with some examples of my artwork. Want to know more about me?


My Books


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A Nic & Nora Mystery

Book 1

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A Nic & Nora Mystery

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a collection of poems

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