Old Age–Not Always a Bad Thing

But sometimes it is, when you forget that you’re supposed to write a post. Which is exactly what I did. I’m supposed to have something new up on the 4th Monday of the month and I forgot. I’ll try to make up for it now.

The good thing about old age–at least in my case–I’ve had the opportunity to see much of my writing in print.And on the personal side, I’m still here to enjoy my children, grand kids, great-grands, and great-great grands. Another great grand is due in January, and a great-great in the spring.

I have many, many great memories, and many of them are connected to writing. When I was younger and enjoyed airplane travel, hubby I attended many mystery cons all over the U.S. We visited many states we’d never had gone to otherwise. We fell in love with Omaha, Nebraska, enjoyed Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin, had a blast in Chicago during a big snow storm, and so many more great places.

One big highlight was being asked to be an instructor at the Maui Writers Retreat, which meant a wonderful trip to Hawaii. Hubby went along, and while I worked, he enjoyed the sights.

We made so many writer and reader friends along the way, and when we’d go from one place to another, it was like a reunion.

These days, I still do events, but only those that are closer to home.

And yes, I’m still writing mysteries–that’s something I can do without leaving home.

I’m working on a new Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, and nearly finished. After that I will start the rewriting.

My latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery is getting great reviews. Here’s the latest:

4 Stars Falling in love with Tempe!

“This is book 15 of the series, but the only one that I have read. I picked it up and could follow it without having to read the 14 that came before it. However, I may want to start the series when I can, just because there was something about Tempe that I loved. If there are more to come after this, I will also read them. I’m a sucker for a good series, and to have one this long says how well the writer loves her characters. This story holds the readers attention and is very suspenseful. I love that it takes place in a small town, as the town is almost a character of its own. Well written, perfectly flowing story!” –Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

See you next time, and I’m putting it on the calendar right now, so I don’t forget.









10 thoughts on “Old Age–Not Always a Bad Thing

  1. Marilyn, Congrats on the wonderful review! And book 14 in the Tempe series! Yay! I had readers over the weekend at a book signing beg me to continue writing Shandra books. I told them I had 6 more ideas for books. It’s good to know that a mystery series can keep going and garner good reviews.


  2. I am so glad you shared your trip to Maui; sounds amazing to me—just like your Deputy Tempe Crabtree books. A new series, too? I am working my way slowly with everyone’s books on this blog ( but you have piqued my interest).


  3. What a great review. Hooking a new reader on the series with the latest installment is a sign of mastery and that the series is as strong as ever. Congratulations.


  4. I’ve never known you to forget a post. It seems to happen to a lot of people and I often fret about forgetting mine. I did forget when the timeframe of one scheduled to post once. It was last March and I’d waited in line to get on the Writers Who Kill blogspot, but somehow got it in my craw that it was scheduled the upcoming Wednesday when it was in fact that Saturday. I’d mentioned Lawrence Block in my post and he commented on Writers Who Kill. Finally, another author who I didn’t know messaged me late in the day asking, “Where was I?” I sure appreciated that tip off. At least I replied to comments at some point that day.


    1. I left a blog I was a regular on because I kept forgetting–and I really wasn’t writing the same kind of books the others were. I don’t plan on leaving this one, so I need to keep my calendar up to date.


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