Left Coast Crime 2019 in Vancouver

Beautiful Vancouver, BC, here I come: Left Coast Crime Convention, March 28-31st. Five homies from Santa Cruz Women of Mystery will be there–same five as LCC Reno. My schedule is packed. Besides the many events I want to attend like the always hilarious Burning...

As Award Season Opens

Fiction writing doesn’t have the flashy award shows like movies and music. But there are awards for writers that are just as meaningful to them as any Oscar. In the mystery genre, some of these awards–the Agatha, Derringer, Edgar and Macavity–include...

Kelly’s Books

November was like the anti-NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for me. Writing and promo halted thanks to the never-ending, interior-door-replacement project. Danny and I also both got sick with colds, probably because of the stress of the project combined with...

SANTA CRUZ WEIRD and more!

SANTA CRUZ WEIRD is coming! This new anthology brings you 18 short stories set against the weird and wondrous backdrop of Santa Cruz, California. The big launch will be at the Santa Cruz Art Center, on Sunday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m. Many of the authors, including...

5 Take-Away Tips from Jane Friedman

Why do some authors (whose books may not be any better than our own) end up on bestseller lists, while our books languish on the shelf? On August 12th, the NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America invited guru Jane Friedman to unravel a bit of this mystery....