The Queen of Mean I've recently published a new short story, The Queen of Mean, in the 2021 Sisters in Crime LA Anthology, Avenging Angelenos. In this story, an emergency room physician encounters her old high school nemesis during the Covid pandemic, and contemplates a revenge she was unable to orchestrate as a teenager. The anthology is a collection of stories about protagonists bent on avenging past wrongs. It is [...]
Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles presents Liftoff: The Art of Launching a New Mystery Please join me and three other Sisters in Crime mystery authors Saturday October 14th at 2 PM The Brentwood Library 11820 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles 90049. We will be reading from our newly released books and discussing the process of publishing a new arrival. I will be moderating the discussion. The panel includes: Rachel Howzell [...]
I'm excited to be a part of a wonderful event at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 4 pm. More information here. LAst Resort, the 10th anthology from the L.A. chapter of the award-winning crime writers’ organization, Sisters in Crime Inc., features sixteen short stories about the misdeeds and downfalls of characters drawn to the cultural panoply that is Los Angeles. My short story, On Call for [...]
I'm so pleased to announce that my newest Hannah Kline novel, In Vitro will be published in July 2017. This novel is set in the world of high technology infertility treatments and explores many of the complex medical and ethical issues involved while simultaneously solving the murder of a well respected infertility doctor. In Vitro, the fifth Hannah Kline novel, will be available to purchase on Amazon on Tuesday, July 25!
We had a terrific panel discussion at the Brentwood Library to launch LAst Resort, The Sisters in Crime 2017 Anthology. The panel included authors L.H Dilman, Georgia Jefferies, Wendall Thomas and myself discussing our short stories as well as how each of us came to live in Los Angeles. It was a privilege to be included in a book among such talented writers.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Please join me on Sunday April 23rd at noon, when I will be at the Sisters in Crime booth, signing copies of their new anthology LAST RESORT and my Hannah Kline Series. The Brentwood Library On Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 PM I will be joining three of my fellow LAST RESORT authors for a panel discussion at the Brentwood Library, 11820 San [...]
I'm delighted to announce that my short story On Call for Murder will be published in April 2017 in LAst Resort, Sisters in Crime 2017 Anthology. This story introduces young Hannah when she first moves to Los Angeles to begin her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hannah assists celebrity doctor Charles Avery on a routine Cesarean Section and is devastated when the young woman develops unforeseen complications and dies. She is also quite puzzled [...]
I recently spent a delightful afternoon browsing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus and did a Hannah Kline book signing at the Sisters in Crime booth at the fair. I joined Sisters in Crime about a year ago and have met many interesting and talented mystery writers to add to my list of authors to read. With so many independent bookstores going out of business, [...]
For the past four years I’ve been lucky enough to belong to a wonderful community of women writers, under the auspices of my terrific teacher and editor, Linda Schreyer. I’ve shared writing classes with some of these women, and every year a group of us has attended a three day writer’s retreat. This year we went to Cambria, a charming seaside town in Central California. I woke up every morning [...]