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....

Upcoming Events!

My writing life is busy, busy, busy. Here’s something new, original, and fun–a playlist to accompany Santa Cruz Noir. Want to see/hear what song I selected to accompany “Miscalculation”? Here’s the link. Some of my upcoming events...

The Big Launch!

The Big Day, the launch of SANTA CRUZ NOIR, was a resounding success! Santa Cruz showed up in force for a SRO audience at Bookshop Santa Cruz.   Editor Susie Bright kept the evening whirling along with her wit. Check out her marvelous gloves. You can win these black...