Life Has Make-Up Tests

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 request from an on-line acquaintance I’ll call “Q” to blurb...
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 stay away from web...
January 7: CBS Denver Interview

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 a writer. Host Evrod Cassimy called...
Shadowboxing with Irony

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 falling victim to a serial killer.  Or animal rights activist...