Sunday, October 23, 2016

ANITA BIRT - A Spinner of Tales


This is my latest  book and am very pleased with it! It is different from the other books I have written so think how much you'll enjoy reading it. My character Lady Mary Carstairs is trying to find the owner of a dirty, hungry dog that wandered into her garden. She is not a dog lover but she can't let a dog go hungry and she is determined to find the owners who abandoned the animal.

. She finds the canal boat the owners had rented. The owners have disappeared. Mary is determined to find the ownership papers for the dog. She opens the hatch on the canal boat and is sickened by the smell of a decaying body.

A police officer is watching the boat waiting for the arrival of detectives to search for clues about the missing renters. Mary wants to go home but the constable on duty insists she stays to make a statement. The last thing she wants is to get involved in the dead man on the canal boat. But she has disturbed the evidence and the detectives who arrive are angry at her for disturbing the crime scene.

And that is how Lady Mary got involved in a murder investigation.  Buy my book,"DEATH ON THE CANAL BOAT." And get involved.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Monday, May 16, 2016


 A couple of days ago I took a taxi down town, it dropped me off at the curb of the building where I had a meeting regarding money matters. I stepped out of the taxi on to the road. I am 93 years old and have to step up to the sidewalk. A simple task,  not to me. I thought I'd have to ask the taxi driver to assist me to step up

 Two young men were walking along. One came right over to me, he slid his arm under mine and lifted me up on to the sidewalk and without a word joind his friend. I thanked him! I weigh 133 lbs.yet it seemed like nothing to to him.. I was impressed by his kindness. He and his friend wore long sleeved, plae blue shirts and jeans.

Were they off duty police officers? Fire fighters? Soldiers? Did the young man have a grandmother? Or was he used to rescuing people?

I wrote my story to my family living in various parts of Canada and England. My niece, Allison, said I had made her day. The young man made  my day for sure. I felt wonderful for the rest of the day,

I have been backsliding to-day and really must get back to writing another Lady Mary story.

Do purchase my romance novels. A VERY DIFFICULT MAN. ISABELLE'S DIARY. ISABELLE'S STORY. RING AROUND THE MOON AND TOO YOUNG TO DIE. They are a bargain as e-books.


Sunday, May 8, 2016


What to do now I have finished writing my mystery, "Lady Mary - Death on the Canal Boat."
Enough with murder, enough with sorting out people's lives.

So, Lady Mary is expecting her uncle by marriage, Sebastion Jordan, come for a visit. His daughter, is worried about him. He has taken up with a blonde (!) lady recently moved into their neighbourhood. Uncle Sebastion is wealthy and his daughter fears he may be tempted to change his will and cut out his family.
A good start to a story. No murders in this yarn.but lots of problems. Sorting out people's lives is the lot of a writer.
My publisher has written to me. She will no longer be publishing, "Ring Around The Moon" and "Too Young To Die." I urge you to order your copies from you local book store or from Both books are so different. "Ring Around The Moon," is a time travel set in magical Cornwall England where anything can happen and does! He comes from two hundred years in the past. She is an American on holiday.

Too Young to Die is a contempary murder/mystery set in and around the moutnains and roads of Washington. Fleeing from thugs bent on killing her and the three month old infant she cares for. She bravely  heads out at mignight in to the forest surrounding the the manson owned by the infant's parents. Alone where bears and cougars are a constant threat. She strugglles on until daylight stops to catch her breath. But two large dogs run at her. She shelters the babe in her arms.

RING AROUND THE MOON and TOO YOUNG TO DIE - order them now from or from your favourite book store.

Anita Birt

Friday, April 29, 2016


I think I've touched on this topic before but I can't remember! What is that a sign of? Aging? Forgetting? What the hell so I forgot what I've written. In the Don Marquis stories of Archie and Mehitabel, one of her favourite saying was "What the hell, Archie, what the hell." when she'd been out on the tiles all night or down the alley with disreputable cats with torn ears and a bad attitude.

What does it feel like being ninety-three?  It feels like any age. As long as I stay healthy and my brain is still functioning I could be forty-three or sixty-three.

Age is not a number. Age is who I am. What I"m doing. How do I keep going? It's a matter of getting up in the morning, showering and getting dressed. I could be any age as long as I don't have terrible pains or a serious illness or have  lost a loved one.

In January 2001 my daughter died, unexpectedly. A parent never gets over the loss of a child even a child who is middle-aged. My daughter lived next to my heart for nine and half months before she was born. A precious child.

To-day the sun is shining where I live and the sun is sparkling on the sea. The air is fresh. Altogether a fine place fo live and I am blessed to be here. I can see a field of camus lillies from my window.

Buy my romance novels. A VERY DIFFICULT MAN. ISABELLE'S DIARY. ISABELLE'S STORY. RING AROUND THE MOON.  TOO YOUNG TO DIE. The last two books will soon be out of print  Buy your copies now!