Writer. Novels mostly. Occasional short fiction and essays. Always typing.
No words. I feel like I went to type that a lot this surreal, tragic, horrible week in my hometown.… Read more Charlottesville: My hometown
Last week I saw a musician playing the violin while hula hooping on a downtown corner. I didn’t think, “oh,… Read more Just say “no” to multi-tasking
Looking forward to going to Kathmandu in September with SJ Rozan to do a 10-day writers workshop “High Crimes: Mystery… Read more High Crimes: Mystery Writing in Nepal
As a writer, I’m always looking at everything and asking myself, “why?” And then I often come up with an… Read more The ink blot test
Last summer, a group of friends (who happen to also be poets) gathered near the Maury River in Virginia for… Read more Writing Poetry (again)
It’s that most wonderful time of the year… the Festival of the Book! That means (when you live in Charlottesville)… Read more Virginia Festival of the Book – 2017
Ready to go deeper with your mystery novel? Sign up for my Advanced Mystery Writing Class at Writer House (starting March… Read more Advanced Mystery Writing Class at WriterHouse
Ever felt that your writing needed a changed of scene, as well as a critique by experienced mystery writers? September… Read more Join me for a Mystery Writing Workshop in Kathmandu
I was on the road yesterday and unable to post–but today I can finally announce the good news. The anthology Coast… Read more Pub Day: Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
We’ve had some warm days lately. I know. It’s like a tiny taste of spring in the middle of winter.… Read more Dear forsythia: It is January. That is all.