Favorite Line Fridays

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." Carlos Ruiz Zafon, THE SHADOW …

Talking About (the many) Pathways to Publication

Last weekend, the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime and a local library put on an event that was geared toward writers looking to get published. I was thrilled to be on the panel that spoke and answered questions. Of course, I know my own story, but what was interesting to me was how …

Feeling the Burn

For many of us, this winter has been a bit of a downer. So much rain and cold and even snow. But today...oh, today (and yesterday) have been a joy! We hit the 70s yesterday and will again today. It's even possible that there will be record highs here inĀ  Richmond today. That's just fine …

Meet Award-Winning Author Lisa Regan (if you haven’t already, you should!)

All the way back in 2013, I posted one of my favorite interviews with one of my favorite authors, Lisa Regan. (You can read that interview HERE). At the time, she was already an award-winning debut author with the spellbinding novel, FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER. Since then, we've stayed in touch on an occasional basis. I …

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 …

For a Worthy Cause

In June, I donated a stack of books to a silent auction in support of Fetch A Cure. Along with the books, I agreed to visit the book club/group that won the books at their convenience for a Q&A. I had the pleasure of meeting the group this week. What a nice night with a …