What happens when I’m not writing a thrilling novel? I write a thrilling blog!

Check out the Video for the New Anthology!

So proud that my story “Portals” is appearing in the new anthology Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths, Vol. II, now available on Amazon. Check out the cool video Left Hand Publishers made for it! And then  — go buy a copy!


“Smiling Gnome” in Mystery Weekly Magazine!

Yes, yes, yes! I’m very excited to announce that my private eye story “Smiling Gnome” was published in the July 2017 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine.  I’m very excited about this story — hope you are too! It is a fantastic magazine, and I am very proud to be a part of it. Kindle and paperback/magazine issues are available for purchase. Just follow the link below and enjoy:


A New Interview in Blogcritics and the Seattle Post Intelligencer!

Even though my novel ONE MAN’S CASTLE came out a few years ago, I am always thrilled when someone tells me that they recently discovered and enjoyed it — and I’m even more flattered when they want to interview me about it!

A few weeks ago, esteemed writer and reviewer Joseph Arellano contacted me about an interview for his Blogcritics. It was posted this morning — and was immediately picked up by the Seattle Post Intelligencer! Wow! So very honored!! 

Here is the lnk. Enjoy!


Get Your Copy of Weirdbook Magazine #34!

I am THRILLED to announce that my short story “In the Gallery” will be published by WEIRDBOOK Magazine, issue #34, in February 2017! Just signed and mailed the contract today. WEIRDBOOK is an amazing magazine, and I am VERY proud to be even a small part of it. It can be ordered through Amazon. Can’t wait for its release next month. Get your copy and enjoy!!

Interview by Gregory L. Norris

That’s right! Gregory L. Norris, horror writer extraordinaire and former screenwriter for Star Trek: Voyager just interviewed me for his blog — AND gave a great review for One Man’s Castle! I am extremely flattered! Check out the interview at the link below. And while you are at it, do yourself a favor and order a copy of his fantastic collection The Fierce and Unforgiving Muse from Amazon. It’ll get you in the mood for Halloween. Thanks!


My Article Published in the Portland Book Review

That’s right! The very generous Joseph Arellano asked me to write an article for the Portland Book Review, and I submitted this tongue-in-cheek how-to article. I had a blast writing it, and it was published today! Many, MANY thanks to Joseph! Check it out! 


Paperback Now Available from Harlequin!

That’s right! The paperback edition of ONE MAN’S CASTLE is now available to order from Harlequin! It has a fantastic cover too. I’m absolutlely thrilled! Just follow the link and it will take you right there! Looking for a great book to give to friends and family — well, here it is!!



October 2015 release for ONE MAN’S CASTLE paperback!

Yes, it is almost here! The mass market paperback release for ONE MAN’S CASTLE is scheduled for October 2015. I am very proud and honored to be a part of the Worldwide Library Worldwide Mystery line at Harlequin Publishing. Though the new cover hasn’t been set yet (I am VERY anxious to see it!), the link to the book is ready and listed below. The link to ordering copies pre-publication will be available soon. I can’t wait!!



My 2015 Panels and Signing Appearances for Chicago’s Printers Row

GOT A HAT TRICK FOR YOU! We are all set. Come visit me at this year’s Printers Row. I will be on the “CHARACTERS YOU LOVE TO HATE: WRITING THE ANTI-HERO” panel, Saturday morning, June 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Jones College Prep/Classroom #5010. I have the great fortune to be joined by Kristi Belcamino, Lynne Raimondo, Shane Gericke,  and Lori Rader-Day, who will also moderate the panel. Looks to be very informative and lots of fun! Then I will be at the MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA tent (located on Dearborn near Harrison, in front of Hotel Blake) from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. signing copies of ONE MAN’S CASTLE  and SPLATTERLANDS. And then I will be joined by Michele M.E. May and Cynthia Pelayo at 3:00 until 4:00 p.m.at the Mystery Writers tent when we give our “WRITING SERIAL KILLERS” talk. Three things for Saturday at Printers Row — a busy hat trick day! I would love to see you, so come on by and say hello! Hope to see you there!

Visit me at Chicago’s Printers Row 2015

That’s right! Not only will I be signing books at the Mystery Writers of America’s  tent at this year’s Printers Row Book Festival 2015 — I will also be on a panel! I am very honored to be asked to be a part of this incredible collection of featured authors. I will post the time and location of my discussion as soon as it becomes available. But in the meantime, here is a link to the list of the participating authors with their photos and bios  (including yours truly) for this year’s event:



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