Alicia gets more than she bargains for when she solves a cryptogram in her new variety puzzle magazine. She quickly adapts to the strange world of puzzlesmiths as she finds herself matching wits with an evil editor.

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The Next Big Thing

Jace Daniel, the author of Under Angels, invited me to participate in a meme-style round-up called The Next Big Thing. Writers answer ten questions about a Work In Progress and then invite five other writers. Be sure to check out his take on The Next Big Thing! Thanks, Jace! What is the working title of your book? Puzzleland. Where did the idea come from for the book? I was coerced challenged by my friend,... read more

Café Demi Tasse 09

By Repeat Geek “The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist.” – Charles Baudelaire “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Joseph Heller, Catch-22   Ari is happy to see me, as I haven’t been here in a few days. He’s not happy enough to comp me this Hazel Nut Frappé,... read more

Café Demi Tasse 08

By Repeat Geek Per Brogan. These two terms showed up in the results for secret society as well as for Professor Corke’s candlestick, beacon and window. My coffee is cold, muffin forgotten. Ari has a worried look, probably because I have on the same clothes from three days ago.  I can’t blame him. I wonder if I look as shell-shocked as I feel. I haven’t been to work at all. I wandered... read more

Café Demi Tasse 07

By Repeat Geek The Candlestick Conspiracy. Ari is still laughing at my recollection of Professor Corke’s mad theory. The story is good for a free Martian Mango juice. I just had to pay for my chocolate chip muffin. You know I’m on day two of my DT caffeine rush. That means it’s time to review the research into my new investigation. I ran a CRAP query on three ideas: candlestick, beacon... read more

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