LOSTART STREET, a novel of mystery, murder, and moonbeams!

I’ve written something new and different, a cross-genre novel titled Lostart Street. The year is 1982. Twenty-eight-year-old would-be writer Cecile abandons her life in San Francisco to accept a teaching position in a small California coast town. Forced to move...

A Dozen Crime Lab Tidbits

In March I visited the Santa Clara Crime Lab because hey, that’s the kind of thing crime writers do on a lovely spring day. My husband, Danny, went along. He enjoys police info, too. I guess you better if you’re married to a mystery author. We were disappointed to...

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...