Prodigal is just 99¢ this Week!

The week is slipping away and I feel like there’s something I should have mentioned. 🤔 Oh yeah. If you’re a Sydney Brennan fan, but never quite got around to reading that other series she writes, this is your opportunity… Prodigal, Book One in the Dead Hollow Trilogy, is just 99¢ this week! The series name—Dead Hollow—should be a dead giveaway, but these books aren’t Private Investigator Mysteries like Sydney Brennan. I like to call them crime thrillers with a dash of woo-woo, woo-woo meaning a psychic and some other weirdness here and there to give you shivers. I noted Read more…


Who’s Afraid of Free Kidnapping Stories?

I’ll have more in-depth blog content coming to you soon, but today I wanted to pop back in again to share some coolness. And by coolness, I mean free reads, just in time for the weekend.   Kidnapped! Thrillers and Mysteries Where Kidnappers Abound features twenty-two stories about kidnappers, their victims, and the heroes who set out to find them. These tales of justice—and vengeance—include series books and standalones, romantic suspense and psychological thrillers and everything in between. My book Prodigal falls in the “in between.”  💀 Get a free novella length excerpt of Book One in the Dead Hollow series Read more…


Free Creepy Reads, Because It’s Too Hot to Sleep

So, hey, it’s been a while, huh? I’ve been… contemplating. (I thought you might appreciate the Sydney-esque hair; I know I would.) And I’ve still got a bunch of contemplating to do about how I’m moving forward in various places. Gee, that’s not vague! 😜 But I wanted to pop my toes back in here at the Blog to start building the habit again, and specifically to share something you might enjoy. This month, contemplate trying something new with sixty-nine authors giving away free Creepy Reads. Mwah-ha-hah! These are mysteries and thrillers that are great to curl up with (if Read more…


How to Be an International Person of Mystery, Without Leaving Your Couch

Getting tired of the same old NCIS-Boca Raton or Law & Order ASPCA? You can check out my Stories I Love posts for recommendations, or read on… The hubs and I have been incredibly fortunate during the pandemic in many ways, but we haven’t seen our families—or much of anyone or anything else—in over a year. I’m sure many of you can relate. On top of that, we’re both the kind of people who need periodic exposure to new things to maintain our sanity. So how have we kept our household from turning into a lurid headline or a Stephen Read more…


An Impromptu List for a Much-Needed Reading Retreat

How are y’all doing out there in the big wide world? I hope you’re not still slamming ibuprofren after digging out from Winter Storm Gail. If—like me—you were wondering about the whole winter storm-naming thing, Wikipedia says it has happened intermittently in the U.S. since the 1700s, but really kicked in with the Weather Channel in the 2010s. This Mental Floss piece explores, Why Is It Controversial to Name Winter Storms? Webcams showed that, in solidarity, Hawaii Island had at least a dusting of snow on Mauna Kea last night. Meanwhile, we had four inches of rain in Lower Puna. Well, Read more…