Images of Key West (Part 1: Places and things)


This gallery contains 25 photos.

My recent trip to Key West wasn’t just about books. I did a lot of photography as well, and the results are funny, poignant, and beautiful. This gallery comprises my favorite photos of places and things. Please email me if … Continue reading

Meps’ ancest-story

There once was a redhead like me,
Who searched for the best place to be,
1940’s Key West,
Was the home she loved best,
Freda’s island, surrounded by sea.

Freda was my father’s mother, a flame-haired beauty who made her home in Key West for many years. She was a strong, capable woman. I never knew her, but in old photos, she looks a bit like me.




Florida Keys Book Tour

Here I go! Tomorrow morning, I leave for the Keys, via Miami!

The drive of six hours is a breeze,
Then I’ll be in the wonderful Keys,
Where I’ll whip out my pen,
Signing books once again,
For the readers who say “pretty-please.”

Here are the dates of this week’s appearances:

  • December 29, 5 pm: Key West Island Books
  • December 30, 3 pm: Key West Library
  • December 31, 11 am: Hooked on Books, Islamorada

Key West book tour poster