EVENTS! I HAVE THEM!

Well, it is too late for me to post about the fabulous book launch party we had at Mysterious Galaxy for BLACK SWAN RISING. But it is not too late to post about some other stuff I have coming up! Sept. 25: TODAY! The amazing and awesome Steph Cha hosts me at the equally awesome […]

Music Time

So as I’ve been re-embarking on this whole playing in a band thing (which is a head trip in many ways), I’m rediscovering tunes that I wrote that I barely remember. Here’s one of them. It had been sitting on a cassette and I hadn’t heard it in 18 years or so (thanks to Dan […]

Plunderbund plunders at Black Cat Bar

BLACK SWAN RISING reviewed by International Noir Fiction!

Always happy to get a review from International Noir Fiction—Glenn Harper’s analyses are so thoughtful and smart! Brackmann’s novel isn’t only dark and foreboding, it’s also human and humane. The characters take us along this difficult journey through their compelling personal engagement with what’s going on. And the action of the novel doesn’t indulge in […]

BOOKLIST review for BLACK SWAN RISING!

I’m very pleased to share this review of BLACK SWAN RISING from BOOKLIST!

BLACK SWAN RISING gets its first review — and blurbs!

Hello all! I’m happy to report that BLACK SWAN RISING has its first review, from PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY. It’s a good one: San Diego, Calif., newswoman Casey Cheng, the heroine of this riveting thriller from Brackmann (Go-Between), researches an article exploring the effects of a mass shooting, perpetrated by Alan Chastain, on his victims. She was […]

BLACK SWAN RISING has a cover!

BLACK SWAN RISING is coming!

So…I have a new book coming out. Here is some info: I am super-psyched and excited about this–to be working with the marvelous Terri Bischoff at Midnight Ink for one, and that the book is coming out on an expedited timeline, for another. “Black Swan Rising” is an explicitly political book — I’m not going to […]

Any Move At All

She’s baaaack…. Yes, I am playing music again. Details to come. But in the meantime, here’s one of my favorite Pickups recordings, “Any Move At All.”

Back from the Big Easy…

I just returned from Bouchercon in New Orleans. I hadn’t been to New Orleans in years, not since I turned 30 and went on a cross-country train expedition with another friend named Lisa. We took skateboards with us and called it the “Old Boyfriends Tour” because one of the things we did was meet a […]