Confessions of a Ghost (Writer)—Who Does That?

I have been a full time writer since 2005. During that time, I’ve penned eight original or shared-world novels, had five of them published, with my first mystery-crime novel due out in October 2018, and am...

Readings and Pre-orders

I did my first reading from THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER at BayCon in San Mateo over the Memorial Day Weekend and discovered a couple of things. One is that there is a lot of crossover between the...

It’s Official! I Am Now a Mystery/Crime Writer!

Yes, it’s true. I have sold my first ever mystery / crime novel to Pegasus Books—or rather my amazing and inestimable agent has. So, I have now stopped pinching myself and am ready to squee...

Mass Shootings, False Flags and False Logic

I wrote this essay in 2016 after the Pulse massacre in Orlando. I rerun it now in the wake of another Floridian tragedy—the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Parkland, Florida high school, which took 17...

This is … A Marching Band Mom’s Squee

Watching the London New Year’s Day Parade was like playing a Marching Band Mom version of Where’s Waldo? That’s my ‘Waldo’ (daughter Amanda) in the foreground of the photo to the left, marching tenor sax...

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: the Big Scary

I read a column this morning in CodeLikeaGirl (on Medium) in which Kira Leigh eloquently expressed the sheer scariness of pursuing a career as a freelancer. I was compelled to respond because while Kira is...

Dear Speculative Fiction—a Love Letter

My inestimable agent, Trodayne Northern, recently decided that what he really would like to have on the new Prentis Agency website is a series of love letters from his writers to their beloved genres. Here is...

Goodreads reviews of “Nevertheless, She Persisted

We’ve started receiving reviews of Nevertheless, She Persisted, the new Book View Cafe anthology about persistent, dogged, courageous women who bucked the odds. Goodreads reviews are here. Amazon reviews are here. The book is available...