A Blast from the Past: D.L. Finn Reviews Mystery Heir #bookreview #cozymystery

Ciao, amici! This has been a time of surprises for me. I woke up today and saw that my very first novel was found, read, and given a glowing assessment by prolific reviewer D.L. Finn. I admit, I'm behind in everything. (I'll explain why in a couple of weeks.) But even if I wasn't, I … Continue reading A Blast from the Past: D.L. Finn Reviews Mystery Heir #bookreview #cozymystery

Mystery Heir Feature

Ciao, amici! I woke this morning to a surprise. A feature of my first published novel (a title I thought was out of print, truth be told) on a fabulous site called Here Comes a Mystery run by Caleb and Linda Pirtle. If you don't know the Pirtles and their site, you really are missing … Continue reading Mystery Heir Feature

I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

So, this isn't my usual Friday post. No author quote; no links for other posts. Well, that's not entirely true. But I'm not there yet. I'm recovering from surgery and just getting back into the swing of things. As such, there are a few things to catch you all up on. First of all, isn't … Continue reading I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)


I'm part German. I know that probably surprises you, given I constantly blather on and on about my Italian roots. (As an aside, I did write a novella about Irish-Americans, given I'm part Irish, too—on my dad's side. I'm a veritable melting pot because of him.) So, other than October 12 when we go hardcore … Continue reading Oktoberfic

#RRBC Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party!

Hi! Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Back-To-School Book & Blog Block Party. (For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the posts. The list can be found here.) This stop? Staci Troilo's site in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.  Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today to One … Continue reading #RRBC Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party!

Guesting at WritersHelpingWriters.Net

I am honored to be a guest at WritersHelpingWriters.net today. Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi (formerly known as The Bookshelf Muse, and authors of the well known and invaluable work The Emotion Thesaurus as well as the newly released The Positive Trait Thesaurus and The Negative Trait Thesaurus) recently hosted a week long Amazing Race … Continue reading Guesting at WritersHelpingWriters.Net

What a Great Week!

Maybe good things do happen in threes. On Wednesday, there was a box from my publisher sitting on my porch, and look what was inside... My novel (previously only available in e-format), in print. Now I'm at the OCW Writer's Conference, meeting new people and having a blast. I wish every week could be this good.

Wow… Two Days in a Row!

Despite having a background in marketing, I'm unaccustomed to promoting myself. A company or product? Sure. But me? I can't really wrap my head around selling me and my own work. You can imagine my surprise when, as a new novelist, someone asked to interview me. Me! I've had some really good reviews for my … Continue reading Wow… Two Days in a Row!

What an Honor…

A big thank you goes out to Tammy Snyder at ArkansasBookReviewer.com. She recently reviewed my novel, Mystery, Ink.: Mystery Heir, and featured me and my book on her website. You can read all about it here. I hope you check out her site. It's a wonderful collection of book reviews, contests, and author spotlights. Thank … Continue reading What an Honor…