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...

Holiday Sale!

Before I get to the sale, let me say what a big success the NorCal Sisters in Crime Showcase was on November 4th at Books, Inc. in San Francisco. Even though we had only six books represented, the seats were jammed, possibly because it was our chapter’s 25th...

Updates!

It’s hard to keep up with my own life! One important landmark has already come and gone. On September 30th, a group of local mystery writers officially formed Santa Cruz Women of Mystery. Our goal is to conspire to support each other in our journey through the...