Hi everyone! I’m Karen McCullough and I am one of over 100 authors/bloggers/ on the Little Things Blog Hop! Make sure you visit each stop and enter the posted giveaway and be sure to enter the amazing rafflecopter, which has a ton of prizes to be won!
For those of you don’t me I am the author of the Market Center Mysteries series and a number of other romantic suspense, mystery, and paranormal stories, which you can find on Amazon. Be sure to look around my site. You’re sure to find something you will love!
The title of this blog hop led me to a meditation about little things. Lots of songs talk about how “it’s the little things” and how “the little things mean so much.” What does that mean?
On the personal level, I totally get this. I have a wonderful husband and a wonderful family, plus a small group of very good friends. I know they have my back, always. They’ve supported me through all of life’s ups and downs. Those are the big things and I know I’m very blessed and fortunate to have the security knowing I can rely on them. Not everyone does.
Even so, the times that really make my heart take flight are the little moments that shine like diamonds in the everyday hum-drum-ness of my life. A Hug from one of my grandchildren, seeing the first flower of spring, a beautiful night sky—any of those things or other moments of beauty, sparkle or warmth can make my day. Relationships are defined as much by the small things people do for each other as by the big decisions.
A few days ago, being my somewhat klutzy self, I managed to spill the entire cup of coffee I’d just poured. It was the last cup in the pot and I’d really wanted it. My husband heard my cry of distress, and helped clean up the mess, then he made another small pot of coffee for me.
For an author it’s not just important, it’s critical to get the details right.
This is how A Gift for Murder opens:
“If I’d known how bad Wednesday would get, I would’ve—what? Stayed in bed? Not likely. The show must go on and all that. But I would’ve at least asked for another shot of espresso during my morning stop at Starbucks. Maybe two.”
I hope its details give you an idea about the character of my heroine, Heather McNeil.
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