In the never-ending quest to find ways to publicize my upcoming book, I've had a book trailer made and I think it turned out really well. I hope you agree. Click here to view. It's only about 40 seconds long. I'm also working on the book launch party, which will be held on May 7th--launch day. … [Read more...] about Book Trailer and More
"Congratulations! Your book will be highlighted on Book Club Central's Sisters in Crime: Very British Murder list!"Here's the link. http://www.bookclubcentral.org/2019/02/06/very-british-mystery/ That's the start of an email I received this morning. It refers to Outside the Lines, much of … [Read more...] about Blatant self-promotion
Kings River Life Magazine has a new mystery podcast you will want to subscribe to. Mysteryrat's Maze features mystery short stories and first chapters of mystery novels (maybe even one of mine, soon...), read by local (Fresno area) actors. All you have to do is subscribe to the podcast. You … [Read more...] about A mystery podcast you’ll want to hear
Yes, the new book cover is here, and I love it! When I start writing a new book, I always begin with the title. It gives me a framework within which to build the story. Then, over the next year (It takes that long because my career in handwriting forensics takes precedence), I write it. Working … [Read more...] about The new book cover is here!
Happy New Year, everyone! Early this morning (Jan. 1, 2019), I emailed everyone in my contact list about my two new audiobooks (Inkslingers Ball and Outside the Lines). If you were on that list, you should have received the newsletter. If you think you're on the list but didn't get it, please check … [Read more...] about Happy 2019 – Audiobooks
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
In 2000, when my daughter Jennifer was the victim in a murder-suicide, her death sparked my need to know what happens after we die. I was raised in a fundamentalist religion that did not believe in life after earth. Experiences I believed were evidence to the contrary led me to investigate … [Read more...] about My New Journey