Not a Bad Two Weeks

On March 28th my second Covid shot finished marinating. To top off the day, I signed a contract with Mystery Weekly Magazine to publish my story “Try Again.”  What a great experience. I submitted. A few weeks later, they accepted and that same day sent me...

Perfectly Modern Ways to Die

Motives for murder have not changed over the millennium, the three common ones being the pursuit of money, sex or power. Methods, however, are a different matter. The modern crime writer has at his/her disposal a trove of new ways to kill off characters. The first...

5 More Silver Linings

Back in April, I posted 10 Silver Linings to sheltering in place during the pandemic. As we drag toward the ninth month of not even leaving the county, it’s definitely more difficult to find blessings. Yet, the original list holds up. I’ve included it...

The News Continues!

With the pandemic and now our fires, I did not expect to have so much wonderful news to report. On Saturday, September 12 at noon PT, I’ll be on a Zoom short story panel sponsored by NorCal Sisters in Crime. I am swooning to be on “stage” with Art...

Big Zoom Event & a New Misterio Author

With writers conferences, bookshop appearances, and the publishing industry grinding to a standstill the last few months, I feel very fortunate to have any events to announce. On July 3, at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time), I will be reading with other Santa Cruz Women of...

10 Silver Linings to Sheltering in Place

I can’t say that there is a single positive to COVID-19, especially when I know people who have been quarantined and have lost loved ones. But the forced changes to our lives have not been all bad—at least not for me. These are some of the silver linings, listed in no...