Cover Reveal for SOURCE!

March 7th, 2017

The sequel to MEASURE OF DANGER is coming in May! I thought I would put the new cover out there to make it real. If you read MOD, then you know who that is on the cover. She is front and center in this story!   Read More

Much better late than never

May 15th, 2016

I submitted the original version of MEASURE OF DANGER for a Publishers Weekly review two years ago and assumed it had been passed over. I'm grateful that it has now received attention, and it was worth the wait! The review on the PW site is here.   Read More

Publication Day is here!

June 16th, 2015

When I began MEASURE OF DANGER a few years ago, there was always that question of whether it would be worth the effort. I now understand this feeling isn't unusual for new authors. Rarely did I have doubts about finishing my first mental marathon, though. Like a race, sometimes when it hurts, you repeat to yourself in your mind: just don't stop. ... Read More

MEASURE OF DANGER: New cover reveal + signed book giveaway

April 16th, 2015

More excitement! MEASURE OF DANGER received its new cover, created by Scott Barrie of Cyanotype, as part of its Thomas &  Mercer publication. Initial feedback has been great, and I think it captures the creepy mood of the story better than the original. MOD is now posted on Amazon with a 6.16.2015 publication date, but it's also availabl... Read More

Words like a milk shake…

March 13th, 2015

I submitted the final-final proofreading corrections for MEASURE OF DANGER this week. It was fun, but I’m relieved it’s over. I remember when this process started, and the corrections to the manuscript had the word “CMOS” annotated everywhere. As a new author, I’d never seen the acronym in this context before. CMOS wasn't referring t... Read More

Escape is never boring

February 7th, 2015

Escape is one of the strongest themes in literature and film, especially in the thriller genre. I'm a sucker for prison breaks, daring rescues, and even the slow, methodical pursuit of feeedom if well-plotted. It's a suspense and action hook that never grows old. Add mental or emotional escape to a physical escape (an advantage a book has over a... Read More

MEASURE OF DANGER – Honorable Mention in 2014 Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

January 21st, 2015

I'm happy to have received an award in the Genre Fiction category of this competitive annual contest! I now also have the judge's comments, which I've pasted below. As my self-published ebook moves on to a republished and improved version to be released in June, it's still nice to get this recognition for the original version submitted back in J... Read More

New Portable Writing Device

October 15th, 2013

Everyone talks about their latest iPhone, Android, or other gadget. Well, I picked up a new device I'm excited about. On a recent trip to Montana, this gem sitting on the floor of an antique store caught my attention. $42 for a vintage late 1940's Royal De Luxe manual typewriter, considered to be one of the first "portable" models. What can I say.... Read More