Book Clubs by Karen Shughart

I love to read, and part of the reason I wanted to be a writer was that from the time I was a small girl I was fascinated by the way authors used words to craft a story. Words beckon and seduce and what amazes and inspires me is the how those same words can be used in...

Getting Rid of Clutter

Clean out those closets, put away the winter clothing, cut back the dead flowers from the yard.  Donate that dress or those slacks you haven’t worn in years, even if you love them. Shoulder pads are probably gone for good, those long bootcut flares you used to wear...

What is it About Cozies?

Merriam Webster’s definition of the word “cozy”: Enjoying or affording warmth and ease; marked by or providing contentment or comfort; marked by the intimacy of the family or a close group.  When I decided to write my first mystery, Murder in the Museum: An...