My new novel, A BITTER VEIL, will be out April 15, and PW has just weighed in. Here’s what they said: “The Iranian revolution provides the backdrop for this meticulously researched, fast-paced stand-alone… Anna Schroder, an English major at the University of Chicago, meets Nouri Samedi, an engineering student at the University of Illinois’s Chicago … Read more


We interrupt the photo journal of Cuba to bring you the great news that DOUBLEBACK, my Georgia Davis thriller that’s set both in Chicago and the Arizona border, is now on AUDIO. Katherine Joan Taylor is the narrator, and she did a fabulous job!! You can get it here and here, and soon, on Overdrive … Read more

YO… For All Aspiring Mystery Authors

For all the yet unpublished mystery writers who yearn to be traditionally published, my former publisher POISONED PEN PRESS has just announced a contest for you. Submit your finished manuscript  and possibly win a published contract with them! I can attest to the fact that Poisoned Pen is a great place for an author to … Read more

Amazon Select: We are All Junkies Now

It’s been over a month since the Amazon KDP Select started, and we’re beginning to see the ramifications of the program. And although I’m making good money, I’m scared. For those of you who don’t know, Amazon created the KDP Select program to increase their base of Prime Customers (those who pay no shipping costs … Read more

More About LIbraries

Speaking about libraries, the following article appeared in today’s Washington Post. Thanks to Angkor at KindleBoards for pointing it out! Today’s Washington Post has an interesting article on the pent-up and growing demand for ebook borrowing at libraries. Big publishing houses are limiting access to ebooks or refusing access altogether to libraries. This is yet … Read more

Favorite Kills Anthology — Reviews Wanted

If you’re a reviewer, we have something you might like. The Top Suspense group, of which I’m a member, along with Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Ed Gorman, Lee Goldberg, Vicki Hendricks and more, is publishing our second E-anthology in March. It’s called FAVORITE KILLS and we’re looking for advance reviews by mid to late … Read more