Favorite Line Fridays (On Wednesday!!!)

“Regina had torn down the old house with its tin roof and charming porch and built–well, Lillian didn’t really know what it was. The outside was pink, the color of that horrible medicine. It had king-sized double doors, Mediterranean arches, and dozens and dozens of lights. They came on like clockwork every night, the glare blinding. She’d often thought it was a wonder they couldn’t see that house lit up clear to Charleston.” #deadlycharm #southernfiction #mystery #suspense #SinCnational #LethalLadiesCVA #SinCCentralVA #shortstories #anthology

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. ThroughContinue reading “The Author Community: Mystery and Thriller Giveaway!”

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 readContinue reading “Cue the (Virtual) Confetti!”

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. IContinue reading “While Many Writers are Prepping for #NaNoWriMo…”

A Paperback Writer and the Summer of Stephen King

I am officially a paperback writer (don’t you just want to sing the Beatles tune right now?).  July 27th (Today!) is the paperback release date of A GUILTY MIND. The ebook was released June 14th, but today I’m a paperback writer. Sort of… I love looking at it. I love holding it. Ebooks are wonderful and IContinue reading “A Paperback Writer and the Summer of Stephen King”


I’m thrilled that today marks the e-book release of STAY OF EXECUTION! This second in the Cancini series has been called “fast-paced”, a “nail-biter”, and perfect for fans of Making a Murderer. Because I love characters who are not always what they seem, this book is a favorite of mine. I hope new readers will loveContinue reading “It’s STAY OF EXECUTION Day!”