Favorite Line Fridays – The Nightingale

In this edition of Favorite Line Fridays, I'm going back to 2015's THE NIGHTINGALE. I'm not sure I know anyone who read that lovely book and wasn't a fan. It stayed with me long after I'd finished it and even now, I would happily read it again. Like so many other readers, I raced through …

Favorite Line Fridays – It’s a Thing…

As an avid reader, I know there are lines that make you sit up and pay attention, make your heart race (or melt), and those that just plain make you turn the page. Those lines are only words but somehow strung together in just the right way and in just the right place. When I …

Cue the (Virtual) Confetti!

Whoop! Whoop! The virtual confetti is flying and the virtual horns are blowing! (And fireworks and anything else that screams celebration!) Why? Because today marks the e-book publication of the third in my Detective Cancini Mystery Series, THE LAST SIN. (The paperback will be available April 18th). Thank you HarperCollins/Witness Impulse, Chloe, Rebecca, and everyone who read …

The Art of the Short Chapter

As both a writer and a reader, short chapters are a win-win. I read many genres but no matter what I'm reading (mystery, thriller, drama, chick-lit, etc.), the short chapter fits my schedule. If I have extra time, I can read JUST ONE MORE and just one more and just one more... If not, I …

The Grateful Month

During the month of November, we tend to go on a bit more about why we are grateful and what we are grateful for than we usually would. This is not necessarily a bad thing. In truth, sometimes we all need a little reminder to be grateful and if the month of November prompts those …

While Many Writers are Prepping for #NaNoWriMo…

Just like every year, I'm seeing authors prepping for #NaNoWriMo. I admire them, I really do, but I don't have it in me. For one thing, I don't write fast enough to do it. There are only so many hours in the day and I have other work, a family, temporary houseguests, a third novel in edits, and more. I …