5 Take-Away Tips from Jane Friedman

Why do some authors (whose books may not be any better than our own) end up on bestseller lists, while our books languish on the shelf? On August 12th, the NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America invited guru Jane Friedman to unravel a bit of this mystery....

Upcoming Events!

My writing life is busy, busy, busy. Here’s something new, original, and fun–a playlist to accompany Santa Cruz Noir.¬†Want to see/hear what song I selected to accompany “Miscalculation”? Here’s the link. Some of my upcoming events...

The Big Launch!

The Big Day, the launch of SANTA CRUZ NOIR, was a resounding success! Santa Cruz showed up in force for a SRO audience at Bookshop Santa Cruz.   Editor Susie Bright kept the evening whirling along with her wit. Check out her marvelous gloves. You can win these black...

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...