New audiobook of Another Man’s Treasure

   I’m so excited to announce the launch of my first audiobook! Another Man’s Treasure is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.Turning my baby over to another artist to let her interpret my work was exciting, but a little scary. I was so fortunate to work with the fabulous actor and voice artist, Janelle […]

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Book Review: Fourth of July Creek

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow! Wow! Wow! I’ve been in a reading slump lately, finishing several books that I just didn’t find satisfying, kind of like when I eat a bunch of little snacks that aren’t bad, but leave me still feeling hungry-ish. (I didn’t even […]

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“I only poked her a little bit, but there was mad blood everywhere.” I read those words in a New York Times article about inmates who make incriminating statements while talking on the pay phones in Riker’s Island, the infamous jail in New York City. Who was this man? Who did he “poke” and why? […]

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Audiobook of Another Man’s Treasure Coming

Great news! I’m working on the audiobook version of Another Man’s Treasure. I’m using Audible’s ACX exchange to find a narrator, and the finished product will be available on Audible and iTunes. This is my first foray into audio, and I’m enjoying the process of auditioning narrators. I’ve received nine auditions so far thanks to […]

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Best Kindle Unlimited Mysteries

Are you looking for the best Kindle Unlimited mysteries to read? Separating the winners from the duds can be difficult, so I’ve started a list of well-reviewed mysteries that you can read FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription. Also, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can “borrow” these mysteries FREE one at a time. […]

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Book Review: The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my last great book of 2015, and boy did it knock my socks off! It’s got everything I love: flawed, fascinating characters, complex parent/child relationships, class conflict, great writing. This is a story of an upper middle class couple who decide to […]

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Crime Fiction Book Review: After We Fall

After We Fall by Emma Kavanagh My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was flawed yet strangely compelling. I feel that the debut author had an ambitious idea but didn’t quite possess the technical skill to pull it off. The story is told from four points of view (always tricky): a stewardess who survives […]

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Book Review: FLORENCE GORDON

Florence Gordon by Brian Morton My rating: 5 of 5 stars FLORENCE GORDON is about a smart, cantankerous, plainspoken old feminist, exactly the kind of old lady I aspire to be (some might say I’ve already achieved my goal). She’s honest to the point of tactlessness and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. As the book opens, […]

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Crime Fiction Netflix Review: The Fall

I usually only post crime fiction book reviews, but I was so impressed by the Netflix series, THE FALL, that I wanted to talk about it with anyone else who’s watched. The series stars Gillian Anderson, of X-Files fame, as Stella Gibbons, a British police chief called in to help the Belfast police with a […]

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