Choosing Fiction to Tell the Truth

The book I’m working on now is different from anything I’ve written before. I’m taking a break from my Nan Vining series and writing a semi-autobiographical standalone novel about life with my mentally ill mom. In

Lying Blind Pub Day and PJs

Lying Blind (Nan Vining #6) is now on sale! This is my twelfth published book and publication day never gets old. My baby is released into the world at last. Of course, I hope that

Slow Down, It’s August

So I could do a whole lot better as a blogger. My last blog post was in 2015. Where does the time go? Writing books. Living life. In the photo above, I’m goofing around with

Dianne’s White Lightning Chili

Cooking is one of my favorite things to do to decompress after a long writing session—or to avoid facing that blank page. I made this favorite chili recipe last Sunday during a rainy weekend. It’s

Grab the Sale! Killing Secrets Is Only $.99

For a  limited time the e-book of Killing Secrets, the fifth in my Los Angeles Times and #1 Amazon bestselling Detective Nan Vining series, is discounted to just $.99 until October 10, 2015. Buy it now wherever

The Comeback Character

Five years have passed between my last Detective Nan Vining mystery and my latest one, Killing Secrets, the fifth in the series (out July 21, 2015 by Alibi/Random House). During that time, I was busy

Killing Secrets (Nan Vining #5) — Pre-Order Now!

Killing Secrets, the long awaited fifth in my Los Angeles Times bestselling Detective Nan Vining series, will be published July 21, 2015. Pre-order it now wherever e-books are sold including: Amazon Barnes and Noble iBooks Google Play