With only 30 days to find the real killer…
Rick and girlfriend Laura risk their lives tracking key suspects who had motives to kill…
People Usually Weigh 50 Pounds More…
Than the number they put on their drivers’ licenses. That was one of the first things I learned, and probably think about more than I should.
This hanging out with coroners all started when my husband and I received…
An Invitation to Be Keynote Speakers
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Besides being a novelist in the romance, mystery and nonfiction genres, I’m also a private investigator. This is a story about one of my P.I. cases that challenged my investigative skills, was littered with clues and red herrings like a mystery, and ended as a star-crossed lovers’ tale.
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The Zen Man was a mystery recommendation in the current The Indie Voice newsletter, a new site by 10 New York Times bestselling authors who “dish on books, writing and more.”
I’m particularly pleased because the recommendation was written by one of my favorite authors, Dorien Kelly, a New York […]Continue Reading →
It’s great to wake up and find several readers loved your book. Not only loved it, but took the time to write reviews, too. One reviewer, mystery writer Nancy Wood, had informed me she’d be posting a review. The other was a surprise.
I’ll excerpt Nancy Wood’s review below.
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Besides working as a private investigator, I love reading the private eye genre. And there’s plenty of wonderful writers out there crafting compelling stories featuring private eye protagonists. I should know — for the last four years I’ve been honored to be a judge for the Private Eye Writers of America, and in […]Continue Reading →
Today I’m sharing some slides from a presentation my PI-lawyer-husband and I gave last April at the Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For this presentation, we gave a “big picture” view of skip tracing to help writers craft scenes where their private investigators/sleuths need to track someone.
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Today I’m sharing some slides from a presentation my husband-PI-partner and I gave last April at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. The conference took place in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, which over the last few weeks has been devastated by fires. A mystery writer we know lost her home in that fire, and […]Continue Reading →
Last April, my husband-investigations-partner (and now an attorney) and yours truly presented several workshops at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado (at the foot of Pikes Peak). One of our workshops was Finding Missing Persons 101. Below are several of our workshop slides from this presentation focusing […]Continue Reading →
A popular image of the private eye in books and films is the love-’em-and-leave-’em shamus (be it a man or woman), breaking hearts while cracking a case. Great stuff for Sam Spade, but falling into lust on a whim could get a real-life PI into a heap of trouble. Even if there aren’t legal restrictions, there are often ethical ones.
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"Great humor. Great dialogue. Author did a great job of establishing the relationship between Rick and Laura. It never overshadowed the mystery, but it made the book truly multi-dimensional."
~New York Times best-selling author Dorien Kelly
"A real page turner. I enjoyed this book full of suspense and surprises. I have never read this author before but will look for her next surprise."
"I loved The Zen Man and really had fun catching Rick and Laura's first case in the prequel, The Ungrateful Dead. These novels have everything I love in a mystery: smart dialogue, a flawed hero, a little romance and a great plot. Murder at a coroners conference? What could be more fun!"
~ Nancy Warren USA Today Bestselling Author of The Toni Diamond mysteries