Monday, November 17, 2014

Causes for Celebration!

Wonderful news from both coasts!
On the east, my cousins Scott and Kassi French Okes, who just celebrated their third wedding anniversary, are now having another joyful day.

Their beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Breanne, was born on November 16, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces and 20.5 inches long.

Scott's proud mother, MaryBeth, is happy to be a MiMi.

On the west, wonderful short story writer, husband, father, professor, and friend, Art Taylor, has won the Macavity (presented by Mystery Readers International) for his story "The Care and Feeding of House Plants," which won an Agatha earlier this year.

Congratulations all!


  1. Congrats to your family on the new addition—and thanks for including me in the news here!

  2. Art, thank you. Hope you, Tara, and Dash keep celebrating the Macavity. How delightful it must have been to meet Hammett's granddaughter at Bouchercon. Congratulations!