Down the Darkest Road is turned in! The sequel to Cold Dark Places is my forty-first book, and as usual it didn’t turn out like I expected. Dylan Castle was ten years old when his friend was killed when they went to the woods at the end of their road one night. Deputy US…

It’s here, it’s here!! LOL, excuse the hype, but oh my gosh what a journey. But you can now download the newly reformatted and re-packaged book 2 in The Mindhunters from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Apple. I still have to do a little behind the scenes work to sync the new copies up…

    It’s so gratifying when new life gets breathed into backlist. Today a newly-edited copy of 11 will be released on audio. I can’t wait to hear the fabulous Kate Udall bring Mia and Jude’s story to life! And speaking of new life and backlist…Mindhunters 7-9 will be released by Audible as well in…

  I am sooo late with this post, but hopefully you’ve realized that the first Cady Maddix book is out this month! COLD DARK PLACES released December 4 and wow, what a great launch! It’s been bouncing between #5 and #8 on Amazon for the last several days. Yes, I’ve been checking my rankings compulsively,…

We’ve got a cover and release date for COLD DARK PLACES. What do you think?   The first in the Cady Maddix series will be released Dec. 4. It’s available for pre-order. Here’s the back cover copy: From the bestselling author of Pretty Girls Dancing comes a shattering serial-killer thriller about revenge, deliverance, and survival. Cady Maddix…

The manuscript for COLD DARK PLACES is officially turned in. Drinks all around 🙂 That means the original manuscript followed by three rounds of developmental edits. Whew! I still have copy edits and line edits to come. That’s where the catch the slip-ups I’ve made in grammar and timelines (my personal bugaboo). But those changes…

My life is full of good intentions. A weekly blog was among them. I missed here and there when I was in deep in deadline hell. But then came another sort of hell, which has caused weeks of absence. My (almost) 94-year-old dad was in the hospital for thirteen days. He’s normally in very good…

Believe it or not, I started writing before the Internet was widely available. In those days, I bought research books by the armful whenever I attended a writers’ conference. I received a couple of newspapers monthly that sold books of interest to writers. My kids got an education I hadn’t reckoned on when they and…