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




In Memory of My Favorite Mystery Authors. And Maybe Yours.

During these last days of 2015 I’m taking a moment to remember some mystery authors I have loved and lost. This is an all-year tribute and not limited to 2015. In addition to well-known authors I hope to introduce readers … Continue reading




Nancy Drew Visits Virginia for Historic Garden Week

It’s believed that Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, writing under the Carolyn Keene pen name, visited Charlottesville in the 1950s during Virginia’s Historic Garden Week and decided to have the intrepid Nancy Drew solve a mystery there. She did just that in The … Continue reading