Display at Ingram booth


The American Library Association held their midwinter conference in Denver this year and true to form, Colorado blasted us with an icy snowstorm. The convention center was nice and warm though and a lovely venue for thousands of participants who had at least one thing in common – we love books! My publisher, Crooked Lane […]

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Patricia Stoltey Interview

I’m thrilled to interview Patricia Stoltey on my blog this week. Patricia’s book, Dead Wrong (2014, Five Star Publishing), was a Finalist in the 2015 Colorado Book Awards, and it is a suspenseful thriller that I highly recommend. She has a new book, Wishing Caswell Dead, that will be released December 20, 2017, and I […]

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gold award


  I’m thrilled to announce that STALKING GROUND, book two in the Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series, has won a gold medal in the Reader’s Favorite Awards mystery category. Recognition that you’re on the right track is always nice to receive! It’s been a busy year. I completed the manuscript for the fourth book in […]

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Hidden Assets cover

Author Sneak Peek/Blog

I’m pleased to host Leeann Betts as a guest on my blog today. Her new book Hidden Assets, a mystery featuring forensic accountant Carly Turnquist, released in June and is now available. Here’s a word of advice from Leeann about a writer’s deadlines.   Self-Imposed Deadlines By Leeann Betts   There is something intimidating about […]

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Reading Stalking Ground to dogs


  I received the most wonderful surprise—an email telling me that Stalking Ground has been named a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards mystery category. I’m thrilled. This recognition by the Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book has been granted to many of my favorite authors throughout the years, and I’m so grateful that […]

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