We love libraries Libraries have been around since 30 AD in Alexandria, Egypt. My first library experience was a bit later than that. A little kid growing up in Islington (a borough of London, England) during the mid-1950s, I still remember the feeling of awe, staring at all those amazing books. B … [Read more...] about We Love Libraries!
Book clubs! I love visiting them, even by proxy. After all, what's not to like, they're reading one of my books. Clubs I've visited within driving distance include Thousand Oaks, Orange, Solvang and others, where I've enjoyed the good food and wine that's served along with the … [Read more...] about Book Club Visit by Proxy
New audiobook released! Outside the Lines, my new audiobook and #6 in the Forensic Handwriting Mysteries, is on sale now. Even better, you can download it free with a trial membership at Audible.com or contact me email@example.com Narrator Anna Crowe is a delight to work with. Her velvety voice … [Read more...] about Outside the Lines–New Audiobook Released
It's been nearly a month since my last blog post. There's a good reason for my absence. I've been working my considerable rear off to finish my new book, PROOF OF LIFE. Last Sunday night around midnight, I sent the manuscript Suspense, my publisher. Monday, I was brain dead and could barely move. By … [Read more...] about Where have I been?
Last Sunday, I caught a ride with fellow mystery author, Raul Melendez, to L.A. to attend the November meeting of Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter. The chapter meets at the Tam O'Shanter restaurant, where we enjoyed excellent food and a fascinating speaker. Detective Robert Bub has been … [Read more...] about If it’s Sunday, it must be Mystery Writers of America
Today's first author fair at the Santa Paula Blanchard Library was a pleasant surprise. People bought books! You might think it's strange that I was surprised by this phenomenon, but the fact is, in the many author panels at libraries and fairs in which I've participated, people who attend rarely … [Read more...] about Santa Paula Library Author Fair