I started my blog, Sites and Stories, to celebrate historic sites - the stories they tell, the stories they inspire. My posts often provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of places and themes featured in my books. I also write occasionally as a guest on other blogs, usually about facets of my Chloe Ellefson adult mystery books published by Midnight Ink. There’s a lot here - have fun exploring!

My Blog Posts

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Below are excerpts and links to the 2017 posts on my Sites and Stories blog and my guest posts on other blogs. Enjoy!

A Cold Place to Sleep

Photo by Scott Meeker of the turnhead distributor in the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Maybe it's my Scandinavian blood, but for the most part, I enjoy winter. Still, when the temps dip below zero, I like nothing better than cozying up to a warm fire. I hope I never take such pleasures for granted. An experience I had last winter taught me a lot about simple blessings. The Minnesota Historical Society was developing plans to turn an abandoned industrial flour mill in Minneapolis into a museum." more>>

Posted January 17, 2017 on the Killer Characters blog