Vinnie Hansen

Award-winning author Vinnie Hansen lives in Santa Cruz, California, the iconic seaside town serving as the backdrop for most of her Carol Sabala mystery series. Now published by misterio press, you can follow Carol’s latest adventure in book seven, Black Beans & Venom.

 

“Hansen presents her readers with a tight, fast-paced mystery…. In Sabala, Hansen has created a likable sleuth whose many problems readers may readily identify with….”
The Bloomsbury Review

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 doing a happy dance. Santa Cruz Noir will join...

Mark Your Calendar: Misterio Press InstaFreebie

My publisher, misterio press, is offering a post-holiday promotion, January 3rd - January 10th, so people can load up their new readers with free goodies! Misterio offers a broad range of mysteries. Kassandra Lamb’s Marcia Banks and Buddy series and Shannon Esposito’s...

10 Nuggets from the Writers’ Police Academy

Attending the Writers’ Police Academy gave me a wealth of cop info. I offer these 10 nuggets: A person will bleed out in three to five minutes. If you’re bleeding out, I can improvise a tourniquet with a two-inch wide band of material and something to twist it up...

Giveaway!

Squeezed & Juiced is now available in paperback! To celebrate I am giving away three copies via a Goodreads giveaway. You have one week to enter. 🙂 Her first real P.I. case, an ailing mother, and a stalled relationship. As Carol Sabala attempts to juggle the...

Squeezed & Juiced (Formerly Tang Is Not Juice)

Time for the misterio press re-release of Tang Is Not Juice (book 4 of The Carol Sabala Series). Notice the new title Squeezed & Juiced and the gorgeous new cover from Melinda Van Lone at Book Cover Corner. As with all the books re-released through misterio press,...

Sleuthing Women

Whoot! The big day has arrived just in time for all those spring birthdays and Mother's Day. Sleuthing Women has gone live on Amazon and Kobo. Look at the company I'm keeping! I'm so honored. Sleuthing Women: 10 First-in-Series Mysteriesis a collection of 10...

Hunting Inspiration With a Club

"Always grab the reader by the throat in the first paragraph, sink your thumbs into his windpipe in the second, and hold him against the wall until the tag line."--Paul O'Neil That's the goal. On the literary blog The First Two Pages, writers discuss their opening...

Sale & Sunnyvale

Did you make a resolution to read more? Have you joined the 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge? Do you want to consider more mysteries for upcoming awards? My 2015 contribution to the mystery genre was Black Beans & Venom, on sale this week for 99 cents! Now what is...

NorCal SinC & MWA Holiday Party

Half the fun is getting there! The BART was full of Santas on their way to SantaCon in downtown San Francisco. The weather cooperated, taking a break in the rain to give us a crisp, sunny day. From the 16th Street Station, Danny headed off to a museum, while I walked...