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Monthly archive January, 2012

Life Has Make-Up Tests

The new year handed me a test of courage this week and I flunked it. Big time. But then I took a make-up and maybe redeemed myself a little. Here’s what happened: Best Mystery Novel Since … I received a Read More →

Do Not Disturb!

Do Not Disturb I did something that took a little, teeny bit of courage this week. Or, at least, fortitude. Resolve, perhaps? I paid for and downloaded a program called “Freedom” that disables Internet access for those folks (me!) lacking the self-discipline to Read More →

Exposing my Bottom Line

The Make-Over is Top to Bottom In a serendipitous adjunct to my new resolve to live courageously, I was pleased to be profiled in Money magazine‘s January/February 2012 issue, on newstands just now. Their investment make-over and my attitude make-over Read More →

January 7: CBS Denver Interview

CBS Morning Show What a thrill to be on Denver’s CBS Weekend Morning Show to talk about Swift Edge, Charlie, and Gigi! Watch the interview below to hear about my bookstore epiphany, eating bon-bons (or not), and the life of Read More →

Shadowboxing with Irony

Talk About Ironic I’m a novelist, so I dabble with irony on a weekly, if not daily, basis.   I like the sting at the end of a short mystery, the reversal in the middle of a thriller.  Think serial killer Read More →

The Year of Living Courageously

When I first conceived of this project, I intended it to be a book. I wanted to spend a year being deliberate about my life, instead of letting it rush past me like rapids over a spear of water grass. Read More →


DIE BUYING is one of the Top Four cozy mysteries of 2011.

- Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011

SWIFT JUSTICE has rapidly become my favorite new P.I. puzzler. It’s smart and sassy with tons of humor and a whole lot of heart.

- Chris Grabenstein, Anthony- and Agatha-award winning author

ALL SALES FATAL is a fun mystery!

- Kathy Blumenstock, The Washington Post

SWIFT JUSTICE may appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Lula. DiSilverio deftly mixes light, zany humor with the darkness of the crimes.

- Booklist, Starred Review

QUICKSTEP TO MURDER and DIE BUYING are both in our Top 12 favorite mystery titles from 2011.

- Lisa Allmendinger,