Archive for July, 2012

Big News for E-Readers!!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

I’ve got some very exciting news to share with all of you! Back in 2005, I launched the first book in my Jenkins & Burns Mystery series. That book–an Agatha nominee for Best First Novel of 2005–was followed by two (one of which is my all-time favorite book) more. Recently, I was able to acquire the rights from the original publisher, opening up new possibilities for that original series…

Anyway, to make a long story short, I’m releasing all three books (with new titles/new covers) on ebook!! Aren’t the covers awesome???

So, from now until September 7th, all three books are available exclusively on the Nook. That means, you can click HERE and buy them now!!

If you own an alternate E-reader, the books will be available at Amazon, the iBookstore, Smashwords, Kobo, and All Romance Ebooks (as well as its continued availability on the Nook) starting September 7th!

If you’ve read the books under their original titles (Jury of One, Forecast of Evil, and Marked by Fate), these are the same books. We just polished them up, gave them much better covers (love them), priced them much more affordably, and made them available in a new format. If you’ve not read them, I hope you give them a chance now.

The first book in the series is DEADLY READINGS. The second book in the series is DEADLY GETAWAY (and is my all-time favorite). The third book in the series is DEADLY EXPRESSIONS.  And as for a fourth in the future…that’ll depend on how well they do. I know I’ve gotten many letters over the years from readers who desperately want to see the series continue.

I hope you’ll give this backlist a chance!


Monday, July 9th, 2012


If you’re here,  you’ve probably read (or heard about) HEARSE AND BUGGY. I hope you enjoyed it! The second book in the series–ASSAULTED PRETZEL–will be out March 5th and I’ll begin writing the third this fall. I adore this series, so I’m already looking ahead on my calendar to the day when I get to start re-visiting with Esther and Eli, Benjamine and Jakob, Claire and Diane.

In the meantime, if you happen to enjoy romances, the cover for my upcoming release–STORYBOOK DAD–can now be found on the Books page!! I’m extra excited for this book to debut in October as the heroine has M.S., like me. While our personal stories have little to nothing in common, it was fun to craft a strong woman battling such a real disease. It was an exhausting book to write, yet one I am incredibly proud of.

More of a mystery lover? My very first mystery series–The Jenkins & Burns Mysteries–will be releasing on E-book next month. The books have new covers, new titles, and have undergone a bit of a spit shine. As soon as I have covers to share, I’ll do that here. I can tell you this much, though, what the cover gal is coming up with so far is really great!!

Until next time…

Upcoming Events

(more being added all the time)

Windsor Locks, CT
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Windsor Locks Public Library
28 Main Street

Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101

Tucson, AZ
Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Scarsdale, NY
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Scarsdale Women's Club
(private event)

Colchester, CT
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Cragin Memorial Library
8 Linwood Ave.
Colchester CT 06415

Lockport, NY
Sunday, October 8.
Murder Mystery Train
**Ticketed event--limited seats left! $66 includes 6 hour train ride, interactive mystery, stop at vineyard, dinner on lake.
For info, go HERE.

Toronto, Canada
Oct. 12-15
Bouchercon Mystery Conference

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