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:...

San Quentin Tour

On July 6th, 17 intrepid Sisters in Crime joined Lieutenant Sam Robinson for a five-hour tour of San Quentin. After we showed our IDs, signed in, got wanded and wrist-stamped, we squeezed into a space between two sets of bars where we showed our IDs again. Then Sam...

Lostart Street Launch

Whew! What a fabulous, exhausting whirlwind! I was interviewed by our local treasure Wallace Baine for the local Sentinel newspaper. Little did I know that the article about me and Lostart Street would wind up on the front page on June 5, 2017! Mystery novelist shares...

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...