Five Ways to Coax Me to Your Cozy

On my last post, I pointed out that my books are not cozies, and that I’m not particularly fond of cozies. Yet, I read a lot of them. My own series starts with a murder in the kitchen of a restaurant, so one might think I’d be drawn to culinary cozies. Nope. I created...

My Books Are Not Cozies

I’m not a fan of cozy mysteries. For those unfamiliar with the term, a cozy is a mystery with an amateur sleuth, no foul language, the sex and violence off the page. As my friend and cozy-mystery writer Mary Feliz puts it, “There’s a murder, but no one gets hurt.” In...

No Morocco, Just Insomnia

I’m supposed to be in Morocco now. My husband and I planned this big trip for months! But in early September, a stressful situation caused Danny to stop sleeping. By the time the situation was resolved a week later, he had developed a pattern of insomnia. He...

Killer Nashville and the Claymore Award

I wasn’t planning to attend another writing conference this year! I’ve already been to Left Coast Crime in March and the California Crime Writers Conference in June–one more conference than I usually budget in a year. But then this happened: The...

Three Really Fun Upcoming Events

You’ve all heard of pop-up restaurants. Come and experience pop-up readers. Many of the authors in Fault Lines, the first anthology from the NorCal Sisters in Crime, will be giving flash readings at Borderlands Books: Sunday, April 28, 3 pmBorderlands Books866...