An Early Gift for You

You’ve got until Sunday to finish the Turkey Trot, but for those who’ve already found the turkey, here’s another Holiday Gift for you. It’s totally FREE at Smashwords and includes holiday-themed romances, mysteries, fantasies, and thrillers by some of my friends… and, of course, a noir story from me.   You can get it right … Read more

Facebook Fan Page Turkey Trot: For Free books!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Now that the turkey is in the oven, or you’re drowsy from all that tryptophan, it’s time to wake up and smell the fun! And the chance to download a FREE copy of ToxiCity! Maybe you’ve heard of a blog hop? Well I’m participating in something similar which we’re calling the First … Read more

Just for Fun…

This has been on my computer for a long time — a friend sent it to me years ago. But since we’ve been talking about bookstores, I thought I’d share. Confucius say, If you are in a book store and cannot find The book for which you search, you are obviously in the..

Awards — ITW Steps Up!

Some of you who’ve read my pros and cons post comparing traditional and e-book (self or indie) publishing know one of the sticking points for me has been book awards. Heretofore, the awards given to mysteries and thrillers have been limited to traditionally published books. Sure, there might be indie awards, but they don’t have … Read more

To E or Not To E: The Video

One more thing to tell you about. Last September, I did a presentation at a Sisters in Crime event in St. Louis about traditional vs. e-publishing (self-publishing). It was videotaped, and the edited version is now on You Tube! It’s only 20 minutes. It’s pretty much what I said in an earlier blog about a … Read more

Mid Week Pick-Me-Up and Win a Kindle Fire Contest

A friend e-mailed me the other day to say the cover of DOUBLEBACK was in Wired Magazine’s  WIRED APP GUIDE in an article about Kindles. Of course I rushed out to find it (Thank you Barnes and Noble), and sure enough, there it is — in the lower left  — along with a few others. … Read more