Grace Church in the Time of Covid: Late February, 2021

Father Robert’s personality was not designed for seclusion in a home office or endless online meetings. And his sermons on the church’s Sunday streaming service were dismal. He was a face to face guy with bad eyesight and wasn’t able to adjust his delivery in response to the reactions of what he called his computerContinue reading “Grace Church in the Time of Covid: Late February, 2021”

Grace Church in the Time of Covid

Late Spring, 2021: It was time for the first indoor service at Grace Church, Seattle since the Covid shutdown. The price of admission was a mask worn correctly over the nose and under the chin. The stay at homes still had the choice to watch via social media Fr. Robert told Lester to block offContinue reading “Grace Church in the Time of Covid”

Save the Date: December 8, 2020

On a frosty winter morning next month, my mystery Death on Sacred Ground is going live in paperback and Kindle. Repeat readers will be familiar with the cover art featuring traditional church architecture. The title is in bright red, which pleases me. I’m looking forward to meeting readers on Zoom and other online venues, alsoContinue reading “Save the Date: December 8, 2020”

Thoughts While Waiting

My third mystery, Death on Sacred Ground, will be published sometime in 2020, so while waiting, I’m tweaking my marketing plan and adding posts like this one to my new website, Cozy Mysteries and Genre Fiction: I wasn’t familiar with the term genre fiction when Camel Press accepted my manuscript for Death in theContinue reading “Thoughts While Waiting”

The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #6

On day whatever of having to isolate due to Coronovirus, Father Robert is standing on his and Molly’s upper deck and greet the people using the public trail below. The trail starts at a nearby thoroughfare and ends up near a beach at Lake Washington. As needed, he reminds the walkers to increase their socialContinue reading “The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #6”

The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #5

It’s Friday, and Fr Robert is planning his second online Sunday service. He received many comments on his first attempt, ranging from “Loved hearing the stream pipes rattle as usual,” to “Why do you have the heat on when it’s only you there,” and “Loved being able to drink coffee during the service.“ Reverend CatherineContinue reading “The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #5”

The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #4

Another day of Grace Church characters responding to Coronovirus: Formerly homeless Lester, now the church caretaker, has received Father Robert’s permission to house some homeless friends in the spare rooms at the Old Rectory. Robert knows that without his friends to watch over, Lester will be back on the streets and likely coming down withContinue reading “The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #4”

The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #3

Third day of posting from my fictional Grace Church during the coronavirus crisis. Parish tech whiz Arlis, accompanied by cat companion Voltaire has set up a venue for Fr. Robert to conduct online services. He hates the idea, and would rather reach out by phone call only, but can’t overcome pressure by his assistant Rev.Continue reading “The Grace Church Response to Coronavirus: #3”