Can I Brag?

Can I Brag?

I can finally say something I’ve always wished I could claim: I HAVE A SHORT STORY IN THE CURRENT ISSUE OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE! Sorry for shouting. I’m really excited. It’s a weird little story called Murder Mnemonic and you can preview it (and order the magazine) here.

Death and Wren

Death and Wren

I just wanted to thank the people who’ve reached out to me recently to ask about Death and Wren. I’ve been slow with this because I (and my extended family) have had some issues with covid, unfortunately, but I am still working on the next book. The working title is Death and His Lady Fair …

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Julia’s Heart

Julia’s Heart

I’m late announcing this, because 2020, but Julia’s Heart is now available from Amazon and will soon be available to libraries and independent booksellers through their usual wholesale supplier. Julia’s Heart is a book that is dear to my own heart. Because I want to share it with you, and because I want to celebrate …

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Everybody’s Got Questions

Everybody’s Got Questions

With Julia’s Heart coming out in a couple of months I’ve had several people ask me, “how can you write a Black woman when you’re not a Black woman?” The funny thing is, no one ever asks me, “how can you write a homicidal maniac when you’re not a homicidal maniac?” I’m thinking either people …

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A Post I Hate To Write

A Post I Hate To Write

When I signed with Janet Reid more than a decade ago one of the perks was acquiring a new family of “agent siblings”– other writers she also represented. I found them to be, without exception, intelligent, funny, kind people. It has been an honor and a delight knowing each of them. One of these agent-sisters …

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A Story…

A Story…

In 2017, my 3rd book came out (Death and the Gravedigger’s Angel). I had turned the manuscript in to my publisher the winter/ spring of 2016 so it was actually written in 2015. It involved an army vet accused of killing a member of the hate group that interrupted his Muslim wife’s funeral. Trump had …

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It’s Been A Minute…

It’s Been A Minute…

*creeps into website like a YouTuber exploring an abandoned insane asylum* *looks around* *brushes away cobwebs* *uses a broom to shoo baby raccoon outside* Hi there! Long time no see. I’m sorry I’ve been out of touch for so long. I’ve had some health issues and some family issues. Also, my life has been a …

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