Moving day!

Hello! Just a note to say that you can find the blog now at It’s all the same book chat but hosted at a real website, like a grownup. Come over and check out the new digs and say hello!

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Interview with the narrator

Hello! I have a new audiobook out and I’m so excited for you to hear my wonderful narrator, Denice Stradling! I had a blast working with Denice and listening in as she progressed through the book. At times, I found myself laughing and hanging on the edge of my chair, even though I wrote those words! She really brought the work to life.

I thought you might appreciate learning more about how Denice produces audiobooks. I know I had a lot of questions!

So, lets meet Denice!

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Killer Beach Reads is out in the world!

KillerBeachReads_finalIt’s here! Killer Beach Reads, an anthology of 22 short summer-themed mysteries, is available now! It includes One Red Cent, a Miranda Vaughn Mysteries novella. One Red Cent features Sarah Girard, Miranda’s best friend, and her quest to track down a reluctant witness. I had so much fun writing it and I hope you enjoy reading it just as much.

The collection is priced at 99 cents for a very limited time, so get your copy now!

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Huge News!

Resolutions – October UpdateIt’s my great pleasure to share my huge news with everyone. My novel, tentatively titled Trust Me, I’m a Lawyer, has been acquired by Gemma Halliday Publishing! I can’t decide what’s more exciting to me — the fact that I sold this novel, or that Gemma called my book “an awesome romantic comedy mystery” that reminded her of “a fun, modern twist on Moonlight.” *sighs* *swoons* She gets me.

I’m thrilled to be working with Gemma! I’m a huge fan of her books, and of the other authors she’s working with in her new venture. Details, such as a publication date, are yet to be finalized. The title will likely change, but I know my story is in such great hands.

Here’s a peek at what to expect:

Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud – or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge — and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer.

They once had a bad date of epic proportions – stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she’d see the sexy lawyer again.

Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

And now I’m off to celebrate with a wine tasting!

Three things to read

I should post something. I mean, that’s why I have this thing, right? But I’m traveling for work, which is keeping me pretty busy. I didn’t even pack my camera, so I can’t post a picture.

Instead of writing something, how about I share some links to some of the many things I bookmarked this week to read later? Here are the last three things I saved to Instapaper.

Oh, this is appropriate:  25 Things Writers Should Know About Traveling. I’m not sure that I’ll ever work this airport-adjacent chain hotel into a story. On the other hand, I wrote about 2,000 words on my WIP this afternoon while sitting in the bar, which is more than I wrote all of last week. Sometimes just the change in scenery is enough to recharge the imagination.

In the midst of a busy news week, the Pulitzer prizes were announced. Here’s some background on the winner of the Pulitzer for national reporting, InsideClimate News. The online publication does huge reporting with a small staff of reporters and if you would like to support their efforts, I recommend buying the e-book version of their prize-winning series on the 2010 oil spill in Michigan. It’s a great read and only $2.99.

The Body in Room 348. I have no idea what this is. I think the headline grabbed my attention. I will definitely be reading this soon.