Exciting News

After months of anticipation, SANTA CRUZ NOIR will finally launch at Bookshop Santa Cruz, Tuesday, June 19th, at 7pm. Or, buy it now. Kirkus Review gave this nice shout out to my story in SANTA CRUZ NOIR: “Though many of these stories are more interested in...

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...

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...

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...