The Author Community: Mystery and Thriller Giveaway!

One of my favorite things about being a writer is the author community. It's chock full of support and great advice and I never get tired of learning something new from another writer. All writers--no matter the genre--have one thing in common. They want to share their work with as many readers as possible. Through …

Favorite Line Fridays – It was cool outside this morning and just because…

This morning, I stepped outside to cool air and sunshine and leaves beginning to turn. The weekends are now football and friends and firepits.  As sad as I am to see summer come to an end, fall is a new beginning. My favorite line this Friday was so easy.  And besides, I love F. Scott …

Favorite Line Fridays (In Honor of IT)

IT is coming out in theaters today. I don't know if I'll see this new version although my teenage daughter would love to. I read the book, but I don't do that well watching scary movies anymore. Reading (and writing) about scary things is easier. Either way, I am a big fan of Stephen King …

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 …