Book Festival Season is Here

Here’s my blog post over at Writing Wranglers & Warriors in anticipation of my signing copies of FINN at the LA Times Festival of Books. It’s my favorite time of year and I couldn’t think of a better place to work all weekend!

James Ellroy 2010 – I’m working The Mystery Bookstore booth

Hope to see you there!

Sisters in Crime, #367 – Saturday, April 22 from 12pm – 1pm

Mysterious Galaxy, #368 – Sunday, April 23 from 12pm – 12:45pm

Left Coast Lessons Learned

I blog today about my time at Left Coast Crime – Honolulu Havoc over at Writing Wranglers and Warriors. It was a whirlwind crazy time that I will never forget.

Debut Nominees: Nadine Nettmann, Marla Cooper, and me – love these ladies!

Some Frivolity Once in a While

Today I’m up on Writing Wranglers and Warriors talking about the difficulty of getting back in the swing of things, what with post-holiday blues and the uncertainty of our future as a progressive open-minded society. I find comfort in what some may think is frivolous but hey, if it helps…




The Post that Almost Wasn’t

Today on Writing Wranglers and Warriors, I write about the lack of time in the day to do all the things we want…and what’s that? You say Bouchercon is only 3 days away? My lack of time has now just doubled. If that’s even a thing.




Today on Writing Wranglers and Warriors, I talk about how thrilling it is to have my debut book out there for all to read and then panic sets in.




My post is up live today on Writing Wranglers & Warriors about the inspiration for my 50-word story on Blink-Ink. But first I treat you to a little history of Boston. And a picture of lobster.



Today I’m up on Writing Wranglers and Warriors where I reflect back, not on the past year, but many years and galaxies ago. What draws us back to particular stories we adored as kids? Is it the desire to capture that pure joy we felt when we first experienced the movie/book or is it the storyline itself?

And more importantly, what’s the big deal about 3D?