Check out my flash fiction story “Molly Nights” up live today on OUT OF THE GUTTER/FLASH FICTION OFFENSIVE, a web site run by the talented crime fiction writers, Joe Clifford and Tom Pitts.




It’s the 3rd AnnualĀ  Lit Crawl LA where there will be over 40 literary happenings in the NoHo Arts District. I’ll be at the Noir v. Cozy Smackdown at 8:00pm. Us tough noir writers will battle it out with the wimpy cozy writers to see who can live up to our respected genres the best. It’s even taking place at a martial arts studio so those poor cozies will have a nice cushiony mat when we throw them down.

More info here: Noir v. Cozy Smackdown

It’s on!



We had a blast at the Local Author Showcase at the Burbank Library – Buena Vista branch yesterday. That is Craig Faustus Buck, Stephen Buehler, and I did. I believe many others did as well. We sat at the Mystery/Suspense table a.k.a. The Murderer’s Table.

Local Author Showcase

I say it was a success because we met so many authors, readers, and what I like to call “good book people to know.” We handed out business cards and bookmarks. Stephen entertained kids with magic tricks (I’m including myself as one of those kids). Craig sold the most books out of us three. I sold 2 copies of LADIES NIGHT. So is that a success? Damn straight it is!

I’ve got success on the brain because of Stephen’s blog post today. You should check it out if you’re curious what defines success.

What wasn’t so successful? The donuts I brought.

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Apparently, the stereotype of LA being health-conscious is true. I should have known being pretty health-conscious myself. Although that didn’t stop me from eating donuts and pimping “The Donut Dealer” in All Due Respect #6.

Next time I’ll bring celery and carrot sticks and tell people to pretend they’re donuts.


On Saturday, October 17, 2015, I’ll be at the Local Author Showcase at the Buena Vista branch of the Burbank Library from 1:00-4:00pm. Along with me, there will be about 50 authors there giving away free stuff and selling books. Sisters in Crime/LA will also have a booth there. Hope to see you there!

Local Authors flyer-2015



Please be patient while I work on my new website. In the meantime, you can check out my blog post on Writing Wranglers & Warriors live today where I talk about the personality type I most identify with.