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. Through …

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 …

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 …

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 I …

It’s STAY OF EXECUTION Day!

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 love …