Publishing . . . The Second Time Around
Posted on February 2, 2017 3 Comments
So yes. Here it is, One By One, my latest mystery-thriller, the sequel to The Eighth Circle, my debut novel. It will officially come out in mid-March, but is already available for pre-order on the usual sites and is once again published by Crooked Lane Books. Writing a sequel is an interesting journey. In novels, […]
Dark Night of the Soul
Posted on November 10, 2016 1 Comment
What happens next?
Bopping at Bouchercon
Posted on September 19, 2016 1 Comment
Learning the mystery writing game in New Orleans
Who’s Afraid of . . . ?
Posted on October 2, 2015 Leave a Comment
What scares you? Top phobias.
Remembering Shirley Jackson
Posted on September 6, 2015 Leave a Comment
Shirley Jackson was an amazing writer who influenced many and died too soon.
So You Want To Write A Book
Posted on August 27, 2015 Leave a Comment
Writers need connections to help them get through the rejections and celebrations.
A Grave Throught
Posted on August 23, 2015 Leave a Comment
I went to a funeral yesterday. The deceased was the wife of my husband’s friend–a very lovely woman–but in truth, I barely knew her. Over the course of my life, I’ve attended more than my share of funerals. In fact, my daughter once observed that our family only went to funerals, never weddings. It’s not […]
Posted on August 20, 2015 Leave a Comment
Writing is a tough profession. Don’t let fear make it it harder.
Details Are Everything.
Posted on July 25, 2015 Leave a Comment
The photo above is of the ballroom of Mar Lodge estate in Scotland. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? You can almost imagine some fairytale figures–maybe Beauty and the Beast–twirling around the ballroom floor under the lights, and vines, and wait–take a closer look. Hmm. Maybe a little more like something out of the first season of […]
Just Revise And Watch the Exploding Fish
Posted on July 22, 2015 Leave a Comment
I’m in the middle of preparing my debut novel, The 8th Circle, for publication, a fascinating process that involves revision. Oh yes. I did use the R word. After you have polished and polished your manuscript, maybe had it critiqued or edited and polished some more until you finally feel marginally confident that you have […]