Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Huckleberry Homicide to be released this fall!


Huckleberry Homicide Huckleberry Homicide will be released, Oct. 8, 2024, from Camel Press. This is Book 1 in my Fran Lightfoot Cozy Mystery series. 

It's perfect that the book comes out during Breast Cancer awareness month since it's dedicated to my pink sisters, breast cancer patients and survivors. 

It will be available on Barnes &,,, and everywhere books are sold. Here's a quick purchase link:

When life gets crazy for Fran Lightfoot, she moves home to the small town of Moose Creek, Wyoming, teenage daughter in tow. It sounds good: Hometown. Family. A fresh future.

Fran and her sister Lucy open a small business, The Saucy Lucy Café, in an old Victorian home they have inherited. The soups, stews, breads, and muffins they serve offer townspeople hearty, home-cooked meals.


While rebuilding her life, Fran begins dating Henry Whitehead. After their first outing, she finds him stabbed to death. The incident upsets everyone in Moose Creek, especially when people realize a murderer now walks the streets.


Detective Gabe Stevenson is called in from a larger, neighboring city to assist Moose Creek's Sheriff Otis Parnell with the investigation. Fran and Lucy develop theories about who the culprit may be, however, Gabe and Otis urge the sisters not to get involved.


At first, the police suspect Fran of Henry's murder, although she insists that she had nothing to do with it. When someone begins to threaten Fran's life, she and Lucy are determined to help law enforcement bring the murderer to justice.


Even if it means putting themselves in harm's way.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Outlaw Mountain


Hi all! 

Book Three of the Reese Golden mystery series, Outlaw Mountain, is available for order today, 

(Also, it can be ordered from Barnes &,,, etc.) 

As autumn colors brighten the town of Meadowlark Valley, Wyoming, and the surrounding mountains, the brutal murder of a local woman upsets the locals, along with the mysterious disappearance of a rancher's daughter. Private investigator Reese Golden, along with local detective Jeremy Savage, seek to uncover the truth. 

Despite the years of law enforcement experience the two possess, they are initially bewildered by their lack of leads. When anonymous threats are made on Reese's life, along with warnings for her to stay clear of the case, she fears becoming a target for murder. Because of the danger, Jeremy wants to remove her from the case. 

However, Reese remains dedicated to pursuing the truth, and to stopping a killer before any further lives are lost. Reese and Jeremy continue their investigation, which includes conducting extensive interviews and handling dangerous developments. As Reese falls further down a rabbit hole littered with dead ends, she begins to piece together long-buried secrets. In Wyoming's wild backcountry, Reese risks all to uncover the complicated truth. On the cusp of losing her own life, she seeks to save that of the kidnap victim, as well as to see that justice is served.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

There's a new kid in town!

Hi all! 

Book Two of the Reese Golden mystery series, Diamondback Revenge, is available for order today, April 11, 2023. 

(Also, it can be ordered from Barnes &,,, etc.) 

Here’s a brief excerpt: Wyoming private investigator Reese Golden seeks a local shop owner's stolen rattlesnake taxidermy display. During her investigation, she exposes intrigue involving a woman's drowning, the brutal assault of the shop owner and another man's murder. Danger complicates Reese's objectives as she and police detective Jeremy Savage pursue justice. 

Hopefully, warm spring weather has arrived for you!

Thursday, March 30, 2023

A bright spot of color!


Spring has been trying to arrive in Cheyenne, Wyoming, but snow has prevented the transition.

I've posted some daffodils from my son and daughter-in-law's home, back in Indiana, so we can all get a taste of the bright flowers and the hopeful message they bring.

Soon, temperatures will be warmer, and we can all have more fun in the sun!

If you're in the mood to read and are looking for books, check out my Amazon page and you'll find some ideas (P.S., The Saucy Lucy series is no longer available):

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Diamondback Revenge, Book Two in Reese Golden Mystery Series coming soon


Good news!

Book 2 of my Reese Golden mystery series, Diamondback Revenge, releases, April 11, 2023. It is available for pre-order,

I enjoyed writing this story, and I hope readers will find it enjoyable it as well."

As always, my favorite part is writing about Wyoming settings and describing the beauty we enjoy here in this state.

Have a wonderful February!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Must love snow

When I brought home my Goldendoodle, Myka, last July, I had no idea how much she would love the snow. Later on, I had a sneaking suspicion that she would. However, it wasn't on my mind when I first met her. I simply fell in love with that big, fluffy puppy at first sight.

All these months later, she's shown me her preference for cold weather and outdoor activities. Her first romp through the white drifts was a joy to see. In addition, she adores taking me for walks in the ice and snow.

I like saying that she walks me because of her size! Not the other way around. She's a big girl, which is wonderful, because she has the stamina to go a long way and I need the exercise.

It's just a wee bit chilly here in Wyoming in the middle of winter. When she begs me with her big brown eyes to go outside and explore, there's no way I can resist. I bundle up in my coat, mittens and scarf, so we can trek through the neighborhood. 

Her tail is wagging back and forth like crazy, and I believe she smiles all the way. Blizzards may prevent the daily walks, but not much else does. 

Here's to Myka, my furry snow queen!

Do you have dogs that take you for walks? Or do you prefer to do your exploring solo?

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Final Chaos: A Thought Experiment

Welcome to author Mark Goode today! He'll help us learn about his thought-provoking book, Final Chaos.

In a world ravaged by climate change, where the global population has been driven underground and all life on the surface teeters on the brink of disastrous collapse, Jack Jennings joins the Aquaterrians to fight the government faction for control of the world's most precious resource: water. 

As the World Water Wars rage across the country and water and food resources dwindle, in Colorado, savant scientist Angela Starr dedicates her lab and considerable brain power to researching crop plant physiology for insight on how organisms survive extremely adverse conditions in hopes of discovering disaster-resistant food crops. But then, suddenly, soldiers from both sides of the war turn their weapons on themselves and commit suicide. 

No one saw it coming. 

On the battlefield, caught in the tightening noose of rampant self-destruction, Jack Jennings frantically seeks a way to prevent more self-harm while the world demands answers. Who or what is to blame for causing this mass suicide event, what is being called apoptocide? Amazingly, Angela Starr is accused. Can she find the link between her scientific investigations and the mass casualties on the battlefield―before the world condemns her for crimes against humanity?

Author Mark Goode takes us deep in an intriguing thought experiment that quests for answers about the real world's suicide pandemic. This journey inward explores the relationships between biology, apoptosis, chaos, and neuroscience and describes the first-ever behavioral toxin. We come to understand how it attacks us from the inside and out. 

But is there a remedy? 

5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising twist on suicide...

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 4, 2020

Final Chaos isn’t a tale about Goode vs. Evil, but a journey through cellular biology, neurobiology, aging research and military environmentalism as seen through the lens of chaos theory. But the story line and its surprising ending are actually decoys. You’re really being led along an introspective journey into how your own chaotic psychological life processes might resolve themselves–or not. A psychological reset is the futuristic goal of survivors of the World Water Wars whereby chaotic brain states can be identified and rectified before any damage is done. In chaos theory this intervention would be at the level of the “flapping of the butterfly’s wings” rather than at the level of a downstream “tornado”. With this perspective shift, the author invites you to take a hard look at the metaphor of cellular apoptosis, i.e., programmed cell death, that’s raised up to the level of the human psyche. It then becomes the question of apoptocide, i.e., programmed suicide. But Goode doesn’t leave you hanging with just the question that you too are susceptible to the chaotic forces of life, but he leaves you with viable strategies to offset your vulnerabilities. Read this book–it could save your life or that of a loved one! --Robert Friedman, Amazon Review


Can you imagine trying to write a book about suicide? You can literally hear everyone heading for the exit. One of the victims lives in the past, the others suffer immeasurably, often for a lifetime. My book is a thought experiment that plays out via a fictional story. 

The goal was to get people talking about suicide and create a movement to bring it out of the darkness in a different light. I am very pleased that I wrote this book, I am proud of it, and I never get tired of thinking about the many ramifications.

We humans possess the most sophisticated supercomputer in existence. We experience life via the development of consciousness which is brought to us by our brain Chaos is a natural phenomenon that is ubiquitous, and it can certainly develop within us. 

In our experiment, self-destruction and or suicide can be the result of internal or external environmental factors. Whether driving in the fast lane at 100 mph or simply dealing with the chaos of life, sometimes the wheels fly off, resulting in a major crash.

Join Angela on this amazing adventure and hopefully emerge with the knowledge that we are all human we are all vulnerable and it is possible to reset our brain and our lives.
Finally, join me in a war on suicide and let’s learn how we can support one another, reset our brains and lives from the chaos derailing suicide and converting potential victims into survivors.

The story itself which is the vehicle of expression for my thought experiment is really unique. No one saw it coming.