Travel, Books, Cookies – What a Prize Package!

Opportunity rained down on me like manna from heaven! A few months ago, Moon Travel Guides contacted me about being part of a promotional program. The seed idea was to pair Moon’s travel guides with books set in the guides’ destinations. For example, they...

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...

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...