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The Night Visitor — Coming in September 2014

The Night Visitor -- Coming in September 2014

Happy New Year 2014!  I've just received my editor's marked-up manuscript and letter with his changes for The Night Visitor (letters and printed manuscripts are very old school and I love it) and I'm busy at work making final changes to the book. The Night Visitor is a paranormal mystery and a stand-alone book, ...

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Back to work. Bentley is a tough editor.

Reads of Summers Past

This week, Summer 2013 officially ends. Everyone's back to work full-steam. Me too. I'm always sad to see August go. August is my favorite summer month. It's slow and still.  It seems not just okay to be lazy but appropriate. Funny to feel that way now because when I was growing up, August ...

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L to R: Colleen Dunn Bates, Annette Rogers, me, Dana Isaacson, Kendel Flaum

The Care and Feeding of Your Editor

"The Care and Feeding of Your Editor" was the panel I moderated at the 2013 California Crime Writers Conference held last June in Pasadena, California.  It also describes my conundrum over how to care for my longtime editor and Manhattanite, Dana Isaacson, during his brief L.A. visit. First, the panel. The editors ...

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Iris Thorne Mystery #5 Now On Sale

No One's Pushover

  I'm continuing my blog series at Elizabeth White's Book Reviews about revisiting my first series, the Iris Thorne Mysteries, originally published in the 1990s and now available as e-books and trade paperbacks.  This is my final post in the series as I'm discussing Pushover, the fifth and final Iris Thorne. ...

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Love Kills – Detective Nan Vining #4 Now On Sale

Love Kills - Detective Nan Vining #4 Now On Sale

Homicide police detective, single mother to a teenage daughter, and lover of partner Jim Kissick, Nan Vining wishes life was a little more serene -- like it is at Georgia Berryhill’s Malibu Canyon compound. Or like it’s supposed to be, anyway. A healing ground for the well-heeled, three bizarre deaths ...

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The Deepest Cut – Detective Nan Vining #3 Now On Sale

The Deepest Cut - Detective Nan Vining #3 Now On Sale

Detective Nan Vining investigates what appears to be a routine gang shooting, only to discover there is nothing typical about it. While the bodies pile up, Nan’s renewed romance with her partner Jim Kissick reaches a crisis point as Nan careens into a dangerous, perhaps final confrontation with her own ...

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The Night Visitor — Coming in September 2014

January 10th, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!  I’ve just received my editor’s marked-up … more

Reads of Summers Past

September 16th, 2013

This week, Summer 2013 officially ends. Everyone’s back to work … more

The Care and Feeding of Your Editor

July 12th, 2013

“The Care and Feeding of Your Editor” was the panel … more

No One’s Pushover

April 15th, 2013

  I’m continuing my blog series at Elizabeth White’s Book … more

The Next Big Thing

January 8th, 2013

There’s a viral blog event going around called the Next … more

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