New on Curious Fictions!

New this month on Curious Fictions, a short essay entitled “Pretending to Look the Other Way.” (Sound familiar?) I promise I’ll post some fiction REAL SOON. For those of you who’d like to read some...

This is … My Rewrite of Emma Lazarus’s Poem

I regret that it’s time for this again. Some of you may have heard a song I wrote for the Möbius Street album entitled “Mother of Exiles.” This phrase—Mother of Exiles—was immortalized on a tablet...

Mystery Writers of America Event!

September 11, 2019 the NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will host a panel discussion of Women Protagonists in Contemporary Mysteries. I am privileged to be one of the panelists. I’m excited! The venue...

Book Quote Wednesday!

It’s Book Quote Wednesday, y’all! It was a struggle not to roll my eyes. “Day in the life? Habits? And for that, you scare a woman into hiring a bodyguard?” His brows ascended. “Bodyguard? Are...

The Name of the Prose on Re:Fiction

The writers’ eZine, RE:Fiction has posted the first of my two part craft article on names. Specifically, the names of the people, places, and things and the stories that contain them. The first installment is...

Finding Evidence: CSI vs Real Forensics

I did something really cool last weekend. I went to a seminar sponsored by  Mystery Writers of America (MWA), an organization I joined after the publication of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (from Pegasus Crime). The seminar...

Well, TA-DA! and all that…

Superheroes! Steampunk! High-stakes adventure! Cool characters fighting implacable enemies for the fate of the world while they’re battling their own demons! If you like any or all of those things in your reading, Archangel: Ascension...

A Real Character

I just put the final (draft) period on the novelization of ARCHANGEL: ASCENSION, Book One of the Winter Chronicles. The book is based on a movie script written by Dave Di Pietro of ReelCoolEntertainment. This...

Found: One Super Villain

Cool news from the producer of the steampunk movie I’m novelizing even as I speak. He has cast the arch-villain for the movie—a true piece of nasty work named Benton Cross. Cross will be played...