Thank you to everyone in the Midwest who came to see me during the first leg of my book tour. I was overwhelmed by the joy, good wishes, and love for Her Dying Day.It was scary at first to speak about Her Dying Day, especially in front of my past teachers who had seen me … Continue reading Book Tour Part 1
Her Dying Day is out there in the world. Finally. Unbelievably.And she was a bestseller on launch day. 60 people came to my book launch event at the Barnes&Noble at Congressional Plaza on Tuesday, June 7th. I was flabbergasted and delighted to talk to so many people about who the story of a 24-year-old escapee … Continue reading OMG. She’s Here!!
If you are in the DC area you are invited to the launch of my book Her Dying Day. Date: June 7, 2022Time: 7:00pmLocation: Barnes&Noble Congressional Plaza I will be speaking about the genesis for Her Dying Day as well as taking any and all questions from the crowd. And there will be cake! This … Continue reading Book Launch Details!
I feel like I’m about to be loaded into a cannon. Launch day (pun not intended, but completely embraced) is just 18 days away. My walls are covered with gigantic, easel paper sized post-it notes which, in turn, look like they’ve been shotgunned with traditionally-sized post-it notes. Each note has tasks to complete before either … Continue reading 18 Days to Launch
Y’all! One of you won my Preorder Giveaway for Her Dying Day! You wanna know who it is? First, please note that my children drew this name. On Mother’s Day. Unwillingly. “Hey, get in here!” “Why?” “I need you to draw a name?” “For what?” “Does it matter? It’s Mother’s Day and I’m asking you … Continue reading Winner, Winner! Chicken Dinner!
As many of you know, I not only write mysteries, I also write parenting advice articles. I guess it was a natural journey. What bigger mystery is there than parenting?Deciding to write a book--really write a book and get an agent and get it published--was one of the scariest things I'd ever done. But I … Continue reading How Following My Dream Made Me a Better Parent
Wow, 2022 has come in smacking everyone six ways from Sunday, hasn't it. Snow, extremely cold temperatures for the East Coast, and I think everyday has see a celebrity that was an integral part of my childhood dead. Also, I'm "slimming" so I'm steadily working my way through a tub of salad greens and have … Continue reading My Word for 2022
There are many words I could use to describe 2021. Fraught. Joyous. Ulcer-inducing. Satisfying. Awful. Perfect. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. However, I'm writing today about my Word of the Year. It's a word with meanings and qualities I'd like to focus on or have as goals fro … Continue reading Word for 2021
You. Guys. I was on a podcast. Not just any podcast, but a podcast I've been listening to since I first decided I wanted to take this whole "writing thing" seriously. The #AmWriting Podcast with KJ Dell'Antonia, Jessica Lahey, and Sarina Bowen. The hosts are successful writers in their own right in different genres of … Continue reading I was on the #AmWriting Podcast
One year ago this week, I began writing Her Dying Day. I'd flown to Bangor, Maine to participate in a writer's retreat. I'd never done anything like that before. I was nervous. As a mystery writer and true crime aficionado, part of my brain was telling me that trekking out into the woods where I … Continue reading Copy Edit Season