Character on the Couch: Sybil Ingram

Today I’m thrilled to have Amanda Dewees and her heroine Sybil Ingram visiting my couch. It’s rare that when I read the first book in a series, I go straight to the second one, but I had to in this case. Sybil’s first book, Nocturne for a Widow, had the best combination of mystery and … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Sybil Ingram

Characters on the Couch: Kyra and Jared from A Million Shadows

Meet Kyra Ellison and Jared Steel, the heroine and hero of A Million Shadows, my contribution to A Wicked Halloween.

Meet Kyra Ellison and Jared Steel, the heroine and hero of A Million Shadows, my contribution to A Wicked Halloween.

Characters on the Couch: Viola Carr’s Lizzie and Eliza

It’s often said that we authors have voices in our heads. Viola Carr has voices with their own voices. She’s currently in the midst of the very clever Electric Empire steampunk series. The second, The Devious Dr. Jekyll, came out Tuesday.   THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk … Continue reading Characters on the Couch: Viola Carr’s Lizzie and Eliza

Character on the Couch: Markhat, Steampunk Detective

Happy Thursday! Today I’m happy to welcome Markhat, who is the creation of Frank Tuttle, who would probably be an interesting character himself. He has a steampunk series with my publisher and even shares my editor. Here’s the blurb for the latest book in the Markhat series, The Darker Carnival: When Dark’s Diverse Delights arrives by … Continue reading Character on the Couch: Markhat, Steampunk Detective

Blood’s Shadow release day!

It’s release day for Blood’s Shadow, the third Lycanthropy Files book! Thank you especially to my editor Holly Atkinson and Samhain Publishing for helping this dream come true. I’d also like to thank my readers for taking a chance on a new author. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these books as much as I’ve loved … Continue reading Blood’s Shadow release day!

Cover and Blurb Reveal: Blood’s Shadow

Encountering werewolves can be deadly. Trying to cure them? Murder. The Lycanthropy Files, Book 3 As the Investigator for the Lycanthrope Council, Gabriel McCord encountered his share of sticky situations in order to keep werewolf kind under the radar of discovery. Now, as the Council’s liaison to the Institute for Lycanthropic Reversal, he advocates for … Continue reading Cover and Blurb Reveal: Blood’s Shadow

Readers on the Couch: Guest Blog at the Mesdames of Mayhem

I wasn’t able to post this one right away since I was at a conference and my iPad wouldn’t see the wireless. My newest guest post is at the Mesdames of Mayhem, where I discuss why we love mysteries from a psychological point of view. As a psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine specialist, I hear … Continue reading Readers on the Couch: Guest Blog at the Mesdames of Mayhem

Metapost: A Little Light Self-Promotion…

In January, I entered publisher Buddhapuss Ink’s Mystery Times Ten contest, and in March I got an email that I had been selected as one of the twenty finalists. This meant a lot because my story had impressed the teen panelists, who I figured would be the toughest of all. Then I got an email … Continue reading Metapost: A Little Light Self-Promotion…

Book Review: Silent Scream: A Groovy Mystery Caper

It’s hard to write, finish, and revise a book, and it takes courage and money to get it out there if the author wants to self-publish. Readers who are interested in self-published books but who don’t want to waste their time on low-quality ones need a place to go for reviews. I’ll post a review … Continue reading Book Review: Silent Scream: A Groovy Mystery Caper

Book Review: The First Excellence by Donna Carrick

It’s hard to write, finish, and revise a book, and it takes courage and money to get it out there if the author wants to take the self-published route. Readers who are interested in self-published books but who don’t want to waste their time on low-quality ones need a place to go for reviews. My … Continue reading Book Review: The First Excellence by Donna Carrick