Heroes

My daughter, Kristine, reads constantly. The day I originally wrote this little essay, she was, in fact, sitting in the living room reading Lord of the Rings with a stack of history books and Jane Austen-related material...

Book Quote Wednesday

“Ha! Serves you right for trying to set me up with your stalker.”“You think that’s who it is—Cruz Veras again?”“I don’t know,” I admitted, chewing thoughtfully on a ring of calamari. “It’s hard for me...

How I Got Suspended from Next Door

This week, I had the singular experience of being suspended from our Next Door online neighborhood group for allegedly breaking the following guidelines: Those of you who know me may be surprised, nay shocked, by...

A New Parable of the Good Samaritan?

A while ago, I witnessed an exchange between two members of a panel discussion on the ”caravans” of refugees from South America that had once dominated the 24 hour news cycle. Panelist A described watching...

Book Quote Wednesday! Oops … Thursday!

Still celebrating last week’s release of the trade paperback edition of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER starring the inimitable Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko, private eye. Daughter of a retired police detective and a Russian-American professor of folklore, Gina...

THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER in Trade Paperback!

February 11, mystery/adventure lovers, my debut mystery novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (Pegasus Crime) releases in trade paperback. I await my author’s copies as I type. It’s hard to spring for a hardback novel. I admit...

Book Quote Wednesday!

I’m celebrating the February 11 release of the trade paperback edition of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER starring the inimitable Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko, private eye. Over in Book View Cafe’s online bookstore, the prequel novelette, “Tinkerbell on...

Book Quote Wednesday!

In celebration of the February 11th trade paperback release of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (Pegasus Books), I post this quote from the novel. (Oh, and BookViewCafe.com is offering the companion novelette prequel, “Tinkerbell On Walkabout” for...

CSI (Your City Here) vs Real Forensics

I did something really cool a while back. I went to a seminar sponsored by  Mystery Writers of America (MWA), an organization I joined after the publication of my first Gina Miyoko Mystery, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (from Pegasus Crime)....