YEAR OF THE TIGER Launch Day!

It’s 1:00 AM here in Venice, California, meaning that it’s the official launch day of “Year of the Tiger”—that’s “Rock Paper Tiger” in British! I’ve had such a great time working with editor Jane Johnson, editor Emad Akhtar and the entire Harper Fiction team. BTW, you can see videos of me discussing the book at […]

A New JACOB WONDERBAR book—with Space Monkeys!!!

Now that my taxes are filed and I have a few days at home, time to catch up on a few things. First off, my pal Nathan Bransford’s second book, JACOB WONDERBAR FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE, is out! This is a fabulous middle grade series, reminding me a bit of Douglas Adams and Roald […]

Left Coast Crime panels!

Here is my panel schedule for Left Coast Crime: Friday March 30, 10:15 AM in the Magnolia Room: “Tough Chicks,” moderated by Sophie Littlefield, with Denise Hamilton, Julie Kramer and Helene Tursten! Saturday March 31, 2:45 PM, in the Magnolia Room: “Been There, Wrote That–A Game Show,” moderated by Gar Anthony Haywood, with Bruce DeSilva, […]

Waiting in my mailbox!

Books! From the UK! Check out the gold foil! Yes, it’s YEAR OF THE TIGER, aka ROCK PAPER TIGER. It’s a real kick seeing how different the US and the UK versions of the book are. The great folks at Harper did some really cool things with this version. I love the gold tiger on […]

GETAWAY is still a few months out…

But I already have some events scheduled! Specifically, my official launch party at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach! But wait, there’s more! It’s also the Los Angeles launch party for Dana Fredsti’s first Ashley Parker novel, PLAGUE TOWN! The connection? You’ll just have to come to the party to find out… Next up, I will be […]

Sisters in Crime Panel, Thousand Oaks Library!

Sisters in Crime Panel, click here for deets! I’ll be at the Thousand Oaks Library this Saturday, Jan. 21, on a Sisters in Crime panel with fellow SinC authors Hannah Dennison, Jeri Westerson and Eric Stone. Should be a lot of fun, and yes, books will be for sale, and we’ll be signing them! Click […]

Cyber Monday Website Extravaganza!!!

New pages! New covers! Music! Prizes! Er, actually, I don’t know about the prizes. I guess I would have to have a contest of some sort for that. Any suggestions? I have an autographed copy of ROCK PAPER TIGER I could kick in. What I definitely do have is a lovely revamped website to reveal! […]

Returning to Earth…

(cross-posted on my blog, included here for the photos!) Greetings! Okay, that was a longer posting hiatus than I’d intended. But I think I’ve taken my last major out of town trip for the year, so, time for a catch-up. Bouchercon was awesome! What can I say? All the cliches about how writers spend all […]

Bouchercon!

But first… The West Hollywood Book Fair is coming up on Sunday, Oct. 2nd. I’ll be there on a panel with some wonderful authors: Dianne Dixon, Tim Hallinan, Ryan David Jahn, and Thomas Perry, moderated by Wendy Hornsby. Our panel, on literary thrillers, is at 11:30, but there are great panels and events going on […]

Upcoming Events!

This has been a busy year for me, both travel and event-wise. I just got back from New York (fantastic!) and I haven’t even written about my trip to Ashland yet (awesome!). But before I sit down to write anything complicated, here are the rest of July’s events (more detailed information on the calendar): July […]