I Wish You Missed Me cover


  I’m delighted to have Bonnie Hearn Hill back on my blog for an interview to celebrate the April 1, 2017, release of the third book in her Kit Doyle series: I Wish You Missed Me.   Here’s a description of this exciting new contemporary thriller: Farley Black, Kit Doyle’s friend and former radio co-host, […]

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Ting and handler Katherine


  Bouchercon, the annual World Mystery Convention, is in the can for another year. This was my first year to attend this fan-based conference designed to introduce readers to mystery, suspense, and thriller authors. Held in New Orleans this time, it was a great year to start; and our hotel sat down in the French […]

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Dog Hannah under pillows


We’re so excited at our house! Our clown, Hannah, had to jump on the bed and root out the pillows in her excitement. A book launch is a thrilling time for authors and their families, and the STALKING GROUND release is scheduled for September 13. The book club edition launched this month, and I’ve been […]

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Yellowstone Standoff cover

Q&A with Scott Graham

  Scott Graham is the author of the National Park Mystery Series, featuring archaeologist Chuck Bender. The series includes Canyon Sacrifice, set in Grand Canyon National Park; Mountain Rampage, set in Rocky Mountain National Park; and Yellowstone Standoff, set in Yellowstone National Park. I love outdoor mysteries, and this series ranks among my favorites. It’s […]

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Lake of Fire cover

Q&A with Mark Stevens

    I’m pleased to host this interview with Mark Stevens, the award winning author of the Allison Coil mystery series. Trapline, third book in the series, won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for best mystery and the 2015 Colorado Authors League Award in genre fiction. Book four, Lake of Fire, was selected as a […]

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Goodbye Forever cover

Q&A with Bonnie Hearn Hill

Bonnie Hearn Hill is the author of the Kit Doyle mystery series, and I’m pleased to host an interview with her on my blog today. Her second book in the series, GOODBYE FOREVER, will be released June 1, 2016. I’ve read it and thought it was absolutely terrific: a fast, suspense-filled read. I hope you’ll […]

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Husky Puppy

Using the Enneagram to Develop Characters

Guest Blog Hosted by Killer Nashville We all have different methods of analysis to make sense of the human mind—both the one we live in, and the ones we create when writing. When writing her new series, author Margaret Mizushima turned to the inside-out character development of the Enneagram personality types for her leads. Whether […]

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RT Convention photo


I can’t believe I’m here in Las Vegas celebrating with my agent (Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management) and publicist (Julia Borcherts of Kaye Publicity). What a journey this has been—from meeting Matt Martz of Crooked Lane Books at a conference in 2014, to signing my first book contract, to the release of KILLING TRAIL. […]

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Left Coast Crime panel photo

The Great Cactus Caper

The Left Coast Crime 2016 conference in Phoenix provided opportunities to connect with readers and other authors. And Wow! Was it ever fun! My panel was called Four-Legged Sidekicks, and I joined authors John Clement, Linda O. Johnston, and Janet Finsilver, who also include animals in their stories, to talk about our mystery series. Our […]

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