Sunday, March 24, 2019

It's Official. I'm a Crime Fiction Author.

I was 8 years old when I wrote my first story. I took a third-grade assignment way too far. We were given 40 minutes or so to write a ghost story. I think it was around Halloween. I had so much fun writing my terrible little tale about my friends and I skulking around a haunted house, I kept going. At home that night, I added illustrations. Then I tried to paste cardboard pages on the front and back to make it feel more like a book. Pages kept falling out. So I covered the cardboard with a big sheet of purple construction paper and sewed the book together. My dad, an advertising graphic artist, had stick-on letters that I, um, "borrowed" to spell out the oh-so-original title in gold, Haunted House On The Hill.

I've wanted to be an author ever since.

Some people laughed at me. Others encouraged me. I attended workshops. I sought out mentors. The closest people to me cheered me on during the good times and helped scrape my ego off the floor when things didn't go quite as well.

My first fiction credit, a cyber crime caper, is now available. It's on Amazon now, available from your local book store on April 6.

Check out the Interviews & Appearances page for events near you to join me in celebrating.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

It's Getting Closer!

The editor of Fault Lines: Stories by Northern California Crime Writers sent out the official cover art for the anthology. Isn't it gorgeous?

The book will be published at the end of March. I can't wait! Check the Interviews & Appearances page for upcoming Fault Lines-related events.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ain't No Party Like A Left Coast Party

Attending Left Coast Crime this year? Join me, along with several of the short story authors appearing in Sisters in Crime NorCal’s brand-new anthology of crime and mystery fiction, FAULT LINES, for a Happy Hour toast to our readers!

We’ll be at the Grain Tasting Bar in the main lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on Thursday March 28 at 5pm.

What's Left Coast Crime? It's the annual gathering of authors, readers, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans of mysteries held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America.

Hope to see you there!