I’m an Award Finalist!

I have some exciting news to share: My short story, “Mountain Trout”, is one of three finalists for the 2021 Women Writing the West LAURA Short Fiction Award. All three finalists receive a monetary prize and will be published on the WWW website on The LAURA Journal page in October. First, second, and third placements…

Meet Rye Gannon, Private Eye

I have a new release! Meet Rye Gannon, a private detective who knows her craft and doesn’t blink, even when coming to terms with magic being real in the world – and her having the ability to find it. I’ve written these short stories to explore the Urban Fantasy world that Rye lives in and…

A New Mystery Novel

Here’s my latest Rowan O’Donnell mystery short novel. The third in the series after Sharp Focus and Depth of Field. It will be soon available as an ebook at all ebook retailers and is available now in Amazon as an ebook and in print. Rowan O’Donnell is a professional photographer who can’t turn away from…

Looking for some quick reads?

Here are a few brand new short stories available as ebooks on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Apple Books, Smashwords, etc. Click the cover for links to Amazon, or search by my name or titles on your favorite reading platform. In the dusty hot parking lot of a local tavern, the trajectory of a woman’s life hangs…

Some Christmas Ornaments and Scenes

I took some photographs around the neighborhood and of Christmas ornaments for my Christmas cards this year. I hope you enjoy them. If you’re like me, you’re doubling down on trying to enjoy the winter holidays this year. We’re planning outdoor activities and distant greetings with loved ones. Lots of gifts and cards are going…

Día de los Muertos

Here are some sunny Day of the Dead celebration photos. Orange and yellow marigolds, butterflies, sugar skulls and dancing skeletons are the theme of the day.

The Wild in the City

I’ve taken several trips recently to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. It’s on the northeastern edge of Denver with a view of downtown against the Rocky Mountain skyline. The grasslands of this refuge stretch all the way out to the Denver International Airport. And they support a large amount of wildlife. The largest…

Summer Gardens

Here are some more summer garden photographs to enjoy before we start to focus on fall and winter scenes.

Water Lilies

While it is snowing outside my window, I am revisiting the photographs of water lilies that I took at the Denver Botanic Gardens this year. As usual, if you are interested in any prints or merchandise with these photos, please visit this link and select the flowers collection to purchase. Enjoy some fleeting summer joy…

Short Story Collection

I have a short story collection now published. It features previously published stories: The Ghosts of Silver Belle, When Mountains Shrug, The Gate, Crow Feather, The Sweetest Gift, and Murder of Crows. All of these take place in Colorado and New Mexico and are mostly contemporary tales, with the exception of The Sweetest Gift that…

Book Updates

This is just to let everyone know that I have a new short story available for sale where ebooks are available: amazon, kobo, nook, apple, etc. My mystery, Depth of Field, the second in the Rowan O’Donnell mystery series is also now available as a paperback at Amazon. The ebooks continue to be available everywhere….