Category Archives: General

Life lessons: Have a plan, a 2nd plan, a 3rd plan, and most of all, have patience.

Out of my three boys, I guess I expected my third son to have the no problems adjusting to nursery school. But then children are unpredictable, aren’t they? He was the house tuffy, independent, refused to cry, and would take … Continue reading

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Inspiration from my repertoire of visuals, scenes and dialogue

The Spiderman Party  Okay, so we thought, since our son (first born of three sons) was crazy for Spiderman, it would be a natural to have that as the theme for his 4th birthday. So we set about buying and … Continue reading

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THE RIVIERA IS BURNING – MY MEMOIR

The setting for my 3rd mystery: 86 Avenue du Goulet TOP 500 REVIEWER: “She makes the reader see it, hear it, smell it, & FEEL it.” “Truth more terrifying than fiction!” “Thrillingly reminiscent of Daphne Du Maurier”  “Fear along with … Continue reading

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Mother, A Portrait

I couldn’t have expressed this homage to my mother and to all the mothers out there better Mother. A word so easily taken for granted because mothers are always there to support, comfort and encourage. In a mother’s eyes, nothing … Continue reading

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The Bat

This family story took place at our house during the holidays. As usual, the whole family showed up Christmas Eve for food and fun. It was a wonderful time with pictures taken, family stories retold of family pranks from years … Continue reading

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Peggy’s Post: When Handed Lemons, Make Lemonade

 Do you remember the old adage: when handed lemons, make lemonade? Well, that is exactly what I did while writing my 8th book, The Lush Life, in my Samantha Jamison Mystery Series. I was trying to tie up that mystery … Continue reading

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Descriptions & Grammatical Errors

  Excerpt from #8 The Lush LIfe: Definition of an anomaly: Something that deviates from what is considered normal or expected, an inconsistency. That pretty much summed up my relationship with Clay, which wasn’t exactly what you’d call normal. We … Continue reading

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A Peek at Too Close For Comfort

Chapter 1 Too Close For Comfort “Ouch!” he protested, flinching in discomfort. “That was a warning,” I said. “Touch me again and…” “It’s this cold cement floor we’re sitting on,” he griped. I was furious. My red silk dress was … Continue reading

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An excerpt from #8, The Lush Life

An interview with Samantha Looking Back At Vol.1 The Puzzle An excerpt from the The Lush Life   First thing I noticed: my interviewer appeared nervous. Her foot was tapping a mile a minute on the floor, as she glanced … Continue reading

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Peggy’s Post: Gaining Perspective

According to the dictionary, perspective is the ability to perceive things in their actual comparative importance. And by looking at the past, you are thus able to gain perspective on the present. But what is the point of gaining an … Continue reading

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