Tag: Bess Merchet

In the beginning, Lucie & Bess

On UK publication day of A Conspiracy of Wolves, the 11th Owen Archer, I find myself thinking back to the story that started it all. I’d slipped away from my graduate studies to think about what I really wanted, and moved across country. While…

Women in Community–& a preview!

Ever since the Women’s March on Washington I’ve been thinking about the power of women in community. I’ve been writing about strong, clever, resourceful women throughout my career. Even in the Owen Archer series I surround my male sleuth with strong women–Lucie Wilton, the…

Women in Community–& a preview!

Ever since the Women’s March on Washington I’ve been thinking about the power of women in community. I’ve been writing about strong, clever, resourceful women throughout my career. Even in the Owen Archer series I surround my male sleuth with strong women–Lucie Wilton, the…

Rough Around the Edges, Barrel-Chested, With a Big Heart

On the 4th of July, a big day here in the States, I’ll be quietly celebrating the life of my Uncle Ted, on the 25th anniversary of his death. I remember the day he died, hot and sunny here in Seattle. My mother’s voice…

Female Friendships

Last week a friend with whom I’d lost contact called me, and as soon as I heard her voice, so familiar and welcome, the years fell away. We talked and talked, and my mood’s been buoyant ever since. We met 30 years ago in…