Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I grew up going to my grandma’s house for Thanksgiving. We had a large extended family and it was a time to see my cousins, play and eat non-stop. Now I have grandchildren of my own heading to my house for the holiday. The best part…

I’m not going to lie, I love birthdays and Christmas. What’s not to love about presents? But these days, the best present of all is spending my special day with family. And that’s exactly what we did this weekend. We’re fortunate that all our kids live in the same city a couple hours away. And…

Writing can consume big chunks of my life, especially at deadline time. I spend the major portion of each day writing or engaged in writing-related activities that can suck up way too much of a my time. But as rewarding as that time may be, it’s the time I spend on non-writing activities that are…

I’ll admit it–I’m a Halloween junkie. I love everything about the holiday. Holiday decorations take up an entire side of our attic, and my Halloween decor is impressive. I think part of it comes from my love for fall. Or maybe it began with my love of candy 🙂 But it’s always been one of…

Every time I finish a book I say the same thing: I want a new writing process. Is there a store for that? I’d like to trade mine in. Because my process makes me crazy. I’ve long come to terms with the fact that I’m not a plotter. I will never be a plotter. My…

Bouchercon 2017 is a wrap. For those of you not familiar with it, Bouchercon is a fan-based conference held by readers of mystery and suspense books. They kindly allow authors to attend, as well. This year it was held in Toronto, a city I’d never visited. This was my first Bouchercon conference. Although I didn’t…

Book 9 of The Mindhunters is out! Not sure what possessed me to set a book in another country, but needless to say, the acknowledgements run a couple pages. Took a lot of help to bring this one in. And by help, I mean people to answer my endless questions 🙂 Here’s the back cover…

****First of all, I have to let you know that if you haven’t read the Circle of Evil trilogy, all three books are on sale all month. What a deal!**** The woman-in-jeopardy plot line is still a tried and true staple of romantic suspense stories. We need the hero and heroine to get together in…

 This is my favorite week of fall because it’s the week many of my favorite shows return for their new seasons. Although I’ll be too busy to watch until next week, my DVR is already set so I don’t miss a thing. It takes a lot to hook me on a television program. Sometimes I…

Sometimes when I’m talking to someone who has just learned I’m a writer, they’ll ask me who I like to read. That’s a conversation that could last a long long time. When I’m on vacation I’ll read a book a day. That’s my idea of relaxation! I have way too many favorite authors to list…