Vinnie Hansen

Award-winning author Vinnie Hansen lives in Santa Cruz, California, the iconic seaside town serving as the backdrop for most of her Carol Sabala mystery series. Now published by misterio press, you can follow Carol’s latest adventure in book seven, Black Beans & Venom.

 

“Hansen presents her readers with a tight, fast-paced mystery…. In Sabala, Hansen has created a likable sleuth whose many problems readers may readily identify with….”
The Bloomsbury Review

Crime on the Comstock (Left Coast Crime 2018)

I'm still coming down from the sleepless nights and smoky miasma of Left Coast Crime in Reno. A conference attendee would be hard-pressed to find cheaper hotel rates, and I did win $82 playing black jack, but five days at the Nugget murdered my sinuses! I flew into...

Santa Cruz Women of Mystery

One of the latest developments in my writerly life is the formation of Santa Cruz Women of Mystery. We are a group of nine mystery writers from Santa Cruz County:  Jenny Carless, Mary Feliz, Mary Flodin, Vinnie Hansen, Katherine Bolger Hyde, Nancy Lynn Jarvis, Leslie...

SANTA CRUZ NOIR is here!

Here it is, folks! Ready for pre-order. I'm so excited to have my story, MISCALCULATION, in one of Akashic Books' famous noir series anthologies. The book launch will be JUNE 10th at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. I may or may not be at that event, but I will...

A Sad December: Tribute to Two Giants

I don't know that I've ever seen further than others, but with my writing, I've certainly stood on the shoulders of giants. Unfortunately, two of them slipped away in December. The first was the world famous mystery writer Sue Grafton! I discovered Grafton early in...

Holiday Sale!

Before I get to the sale, let me say what a big success the NorCal Sisters in Crime Showcase was on November 4th at Books, Inc. in San Francisco. Even though we had only six books represented, the seats were jammed, possibly because it was our chapter's 25th...

Updates!

It's hard to keep up with my own life! One important landmark has already come and gone. On September 30th, a group of local mystery writers officially formed Santa Cruz Women of Mystery. Our goal is to conspire to support each other in our journey through the world...

Another Fabulous Giveaway!

My great good fortune continues! This time I am part of Henery Press's giveaway of mysteries featuring women sleuths. I'm in the company of some very popular writers here. The giveaway runs from only September 13 - September 19! So enter here for the chance to win:...

Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas

Smoked Meat, the novella prequel to my Carol Sabala series, was a bargain at 99 cents. Now you can get it, and nine other mystery novellas, for the same price! I'm proud to have my novella included in Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas, a follow-up to the popular...

Travel, Books, Cookies – What a Prize Package!

Opportunity rained down on me like manna from heaven! A few months ago, Moon Travel Guides contacted me about being part of a promotional program. The seed idea was to pair Moon's travel guides with books set in the guides' destinations. For example, they recently...

Smoked Meat – Ready for Pre-Order!

After writing a prequel for my Carol Sabala Mystery Series, I’ve received three questions that many might ask. Here are my responses. 1.  Why/how did you decide to write a prequel? Last year I was invited to include Murder, Honey in the e-collection Sleuthing Women:...