Honolulu Havoc: Left Coast Crime 2017

I’m finally recovering from Left Coast Crime in Honolulu. As one of my friends remarked, they used Hawaii to lure the big guns, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman. The Kellermans were recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Then we had Toastmaster Laurie R. King, a...

SinC at AAUW

All those acronyms! SinC (Sisters in Crime) and AAUW (American Association of University Women) are two simpatico organizations. The AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Sisters in...

Santa Cruz Noir

It’s somewhat official. The editors of Akashic Books’ upcoming Santa Cruz Noir, told me, “We love your story and are thrilled to include it in Santa Cruz Noir.”  I haven’t signed any “bottom lines” yet, but I’m still...

Mark Your Calendar: Misterio Press InstaFreebie

My publisher, misterio press, is offering a post-holiday promotion, January 3rd – January 10th, so people can load up their new readers with free goodies! Misterio offers a broad range of mysteries. Kassandra Lamb’s Marcia Banks and Buddy series and Shannon...

10 Nuggets from the Writers’ Police Academy

Attending the Writers’ Police Academy gave me a wealth of cop info. I offer these 10 nuggets: A person will bleed out in three to five minutes. If you’re bleeding out, I can improvise a tourniquet with a two-inch wide band of material and something to twist it up...