Monthly Archives: November 2014

#Shoplocal: Christmas trees in Oakland

Thanksgiving went by and I didn’t blog because I wanted to be truly present for my family. We had a fantastic day, even though my two daughters couldn’t be with us. Meg is in Aspen, Colorado working at Little Nell, a 5 Diamond/5 Star resort where the rooms go for upwards of $3,000 to $6,000 […]

Brewing up mysteries at Crime Bake 2014

After a twenty year wait, two decades of raising kids and working a day job, I finally attended the annual writers’ conference sponsored by Sisters in Crime, a group formed in the 1980’s to raise awareness that women mystery writers made less money than their male counterparts. Men are allowed in, of course. What fun […]