2024: May ~ April ~ March

MAY 2024

I must be out of my ever-loving mind to write two books at once. However, that's exactly what I'm doing at the moment, and I'm bound and determined to finish both of them before year-end.

05/29/24: Double Whammy

At least the two books are part of the Collective Obsessions Saga. Hearts in Sorrow is the "prequel," while Limb of Iniquity is the final installment. It brings the saga to a nice, round number of ten novels in the series. Read more >

There are many complicated family tree software programs available online, but I rely on Famtree. It's been around for ages, yet it is still the best genealogy application I've ever used (even better than Ancestry.Com and Roots Magic).

05/24/24: Fictional Genealogy

Famtree has been essential to me in building and tracking the fictional Larkin and Sullivan families in relation to the Collective Obsessions Saga. I cannot sing high enough praise to the program and its creator, Phil Sapiro. Without it, I wouldn't have been able to create the Larkin-Sullivan Family Tree. Read more >

I'm finally finished with website updates for the time being. I basically re-did all the sites for my books, and edited several of the accompanying documents as well.

05/13/24: Web Mish-Mash

Click here to download the document. Read more >

new page has been launched on my website, which includes photo snapshots taken from the dedication pages of paperback books by yours truly and my pseudonym, Deidre Dalton.

05/08/24: Book Dedications

The dedications are also available in a PDF document. Click here to download the file. Read more >

While the new Food Fare Gallery does not have pictures of food per say, it does contain all cookbook and Culinary Collection covers.

05/05/24: Foody Photo Gallery

On a foody-related note, I recently changed the status of Glinhaven Cookery to a free cookbook, which is available as a PDF download only. The collection is a compilation of more than 45 recipes mentioned or prepared by characters in Glinhaven. There is also a small section at the end of the cookbook containing recipes for felines. Read more >

More new fonts to add to my collection. The following is a miscellaneous array, which can be used in almost any theme (notwithstanding that I added "Cinnamon Coffee Cake" to the list twice!).

05/04/24: Font Collections II

One might think people would run out of new font designs eventually, but they seem to come in a never-ending stream. Read more >


In keeping with my recent spin into re-doing book websites, I took a stab at new designs for my novels Celtic Remnants, The Crypt Artist, Glinhaven, and Mind Sweeper. Hands down, the new "splash" page for Mind Sweeper turned out the best:

05/03/24: Web Updates & New Logos

I find creating designs quite relaxing, as odd as it may sound. It is second only to my love of reading. Read more >

APRIL 2024

The website for Celtic Remnants has been refurbished! I've meant to spruce it up for some time now, but only recently got the job done.

04/28/24: Celtic Refurbish

All in all, I'm very happy with the new design for the online presence of Celtic Remnants, and will likely be for a long time to come. Read more >

Although Glinhaven by yours truly was released four years ago this month, the book cover for the novel still remains my favorite to date.

04/23/24: Memories of Glinhaven

I especially love the glowing lamp on the paperback spine.  Read more >


Since Adobe no longer supports their flash video software, I went ahead and re-created all of my book covers in simple fashion to form a new gallery of sorts.

04/20/24: New Books Gallery

I think it turned out rather well. :) Read more >


In recent months, I have noticed a drowsiness overcome me that never fails to appear in mid-afternoon every day. Perhaps it is a trait shared by all who are experiencing the aging process, but I've found the newly-gained habit quite refreshing. A quick, twenty-minute cat nap seems to charge my batteries as if I've never been drowsy at all.

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Although my character spreadsheet for all eight (going on nine) books in the Collective Obsessions Saga is extremely detailed, there is no way I can fit all of the little details pertaining to the many characters spanning a time frame of 157 years (1865-2022).

04/19/24: Roomy Stuff

For instance, in writing book #9 Limb of Iniquity, I've had to go through the text files for all original eight books to verify on which floor of the Larkin mansion specific characters occupied (often from birth to death). Read more >


I recently decided to expand my culinary articles (now sold in e-book format) as free offerings online. The latest addition is The Pirates Table.

04/15/24: Code Play

I originally wrote the piece in 2013, and recall how enjoyable it was to research. Read more >


At the moment, I'm developing a new character for the upcoming Limb of Iniquity (Book #9 in the Collective Obsessions Saga).

Lizbeth Darcy

Lizbeth Darcy will become involved with the Larkin family, much to her ultimate detriment (unless I change my mind between now and the end of the book). Read more >

MARCH 2024

Many years ago, when Jerry and I were married to each other in our youthful 20s, our first pet together was a black rat named Mischa. I didn't find her in a dark alleyway, but rather in a clean and reputable pet store in Taylorsville, Utah.

Jerry recently found a photo of Mischa, taken in April 1983:

03/30/24: Remembering Mischa

Mischa was a sweet, gentle creature. She used to love curling herself into my hip-length black hair, and sleeping on my shoulder. Her favorite meal was scrambled eggs, which I cooked in a small dish in the microwave. Read more >

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