It’s May 17th and that means that THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS is officially on sale! With that comes excitement, anticipation, joy… and more butterflies in my stomach than you can count.
The Murder That Never Was
Butterflies in My Stomach
You’d think I’d be over that extreme reaction. After 27 published novels, you’d think that the release of a new book would bring with it a warm glow, not a blazing inferno. You’d certainly think that opening night stage fright would be
I’m often asked how long it takes me to write a first draft. The answer? I’ve never written one.
Let’s start with the basics. Every author’s writing process is different. Some write detailed outlines. Others let their muse carry them in the direction that feels right. Many set a daily word count for themselves, not stopping until they’ve reached that magic number. And still others work on a time schedule, say, writing 6-8 hours a day.
There’s also the way they handle the flow
With news of Maria Sharapova failing a drug test at the Australian Open and receiving possible sanctions from the International Anti-Doping Agency for the use of banned substances, the sports world is once again thrust into the use (and misuse) of substances with performance enhancing benefits. At risk are lucrative endorsement contracts with global brands such as Nike, Porsche, TAG Hauer, Evian, and Avon. In fact the multi-year contract with Nike is reported to be worth $70 million. The enor
Every year at this time most of America is gearing up for the Superbowl. Not me. I’m gearing up for the Puppy Bowl. As you all know, while I enjoy football, baseball is my sports love. But even that is dwarfed by my love of dogs. And puppies are so cute, so innocent, so loving, and so funny that how can I resist watching them compete for the win?
Belgian Shepherd puppy
Personally, I find myself rooting for the troublemakers. And why not? I was a troublemaker when I was a kid,
It’s been ages since I touched base. So sorry. Life has been beyond difficult and painful, as those of you who are following me on Facebook know. In the meantime, the months have passed, and the paperback of THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE is due out on June 25th. Right on the heels of that– on September 24th– will be the release of THE STRANGER YOU KNOW, the 4th book in the Forensic Instincts series. So I’m super-excited!
BEA is in full swing, and I’ve en
Yesterday was a blast at BEA– it’s hard to believe the Javits Center can hold so many enthusiastic (and frenzied!) people. I loved signing my advance copies of THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE, and I felt terrible when I ran out of copies to sign. Today I’ll be signing more copies of THE LINE at the Mystery Writers of America booth #4451 at 11:45, and then back at the Harlequin Book booth #3739 at 1:00 signing copies of LOVE IS MURDER. A whirlwind day! BTW, if I do run out of copies again, THE
Today and tomorrow– June 5th and June 6th– will be two busy, crazy days at Book Expo in NYC, where I’ll be signing advance copies of THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE and copies of LOVE IS MURDER. Come visit me at the Harlequin Book booth #3739 on the 5th from 2:00-2:45 and the 6th from 1:00-1:45. Say hello, and get your autographed copies! I’ll also be at the Mystery Writers of America booth #4451 on the 6th from 11:45-12:15, so you can visit me there as well. Hope to see you there!
I have exciting news! I’m proud to be part of the suspense anthology LOVE IS MURDER, to be released by Mira Books on MAY 29TH 2012. My story, LOCKDOWN, features three of our favorite characters, all in one story: FBI agents Sloane and Derek Parker AND Forensic Instincts team member Claire Hedgleigh!
Today is the official cover unveiling– so feast your eyes on this dynamic book jacket:
I hope you’re as excited as I am! You can pre-order the book at both Amazon and B&N. And
It’s a funny thing about finishing a book. The relief is tremendous. The follow-up work is long and cumbersome (but worth it). And then comes the lull. That bittersweet time when you can actually catch up on your sleep, your meals, your family, your friends, your reading– your life.
Why bittersweet? Because, for me, I’m happiest when I’m writing. Don’t get me wrong. I hate the pressure at deadline time, when I’m a fizzled-out excuse for a huma
The reason you haven’t heard from me in a while is because I’ve been attending back-to-back writers conferences. The good part about that is that I got a chance to meet lots of my readers, sign books, chat with colleagues, attend great workshops, give a really fun workshop of my own, and eat way too much. The bad part about that is that I barely wrote a word, missed staying in touch with all of you, ate WAY too much, slept way too little, and totally overtaxed my mind and body.&nb