If you’ve come here looking for a heart-felt tribute from a son to his mother, I apologize. I’ve not had the courage to write a single thing about her publicly, at least not until now (Monday, April 18th, 2016, at precisely 10:31 in the morning). It’s been almost five years since she passed away, and I’m still sorting it all out in my head. In the meantime, here’s the bio that appeared on her website. More soon…
Blaize Clement 1934-2011
I’m Blaize Clement, author of the Dixie Hemingway Mystery Series, which is about a pet sitter on Siesta Key in Florida. The first book in the series was Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, the second was Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund, and the third is Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues. The fourth will be Cat Sitter On A Hot Tin Roof and I’ll write a Dixie Hemingway mystery every year until I run out of ideas.
Before I became a mystery writer, I was a family therapist in Houston. Being a therapist is a lot like writing a mystery. In either case, you have clues that help you find the thread that explains how something unwanted came to be. Therapists work their way backward, finding clues in the past to explain the present. That’s how I write a mystery, too.
This blog will talk about life, about mystery writing, about pet sitting, about cats and dogs and other critters, and about any other thing that wants to be talked about. I welcome your ideas and comments.