Things I Learned at Malice

Malice Domestic 2017 was even more fun than usual this year. I congratulate all the Agatha winners, nominees, and honorees. Most memorable to me are some of the fun facts I learned from the panels. Did you know … That … Continue reading




May is National Short Story Month. Let’s Celebrate!

Do you read short stories? If so, you know how satisfying and enjoyable they can be. If not, here are just a few reasons to start: The plotting will be tighter and the pace quicker, keeping suspense alive and you … Continue reading




Party time! Virginia is for Mysteries II Launches

Time to celebrate! Join me and the Sisters in Crime Central Virginia and Mysteries by the Sea chapters as we launch the Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II anthology on Saturday, February 27, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the new Libbie Mill Library … Continue reading




Mystery Short Stories for Writers and Readers

  Short stores are back in vogue, especially in the mystery genre. Read my guest post on the San Joaquin Valley Sisters in Crime’s new website and find out why writers and readers are re-embracing this time-honored literary tradition. I … Continue reading




Virginia is for Mysteries II: Reunion in Shockoe Slip

  Nancy is a bestselling author. Roger is an expert on Internet security and digital photography. Back in their Tinseltown (aka Hollywood) days they were lovers—but, alas, they weren’t destined to remain a couple and wound up going their separate … Continue reading