Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Among the Departed: Two chapters

The prologue and first chapter of Among the Departed are now up on my web page, for those of you interested in a sneek peek. The book will be released on May 3rd, but it is already up on Here are the various links:
The book is also available through your local independent bookstore and other chains and other online booksellers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

At Cary Library

We had a great event last night at the Page-Walker House, hosted by the Cary Library and sponsored by the Canadian Consulate in Raleigh. Here we are. Mary Jane Maffini, Karen Kiley from the Library, Vicki Delany, Elizabeth Duncan.

Elizabeth is blogging about the trip so I don't have to! Check it out. Nice pictures too at

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pictures from the Road

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Notes from the Road

Mary Jane, Elizabeth and I have safely made it to day 2 of the big trip. And we're still talking. Still laughing actually. We started off in cold, torrential rain that lasted into Pennsylvania. But then the clouds lifted and the temperature warmed and we could see green, green grass and trees with leaves! Whoo Hoo! We spent the night in Ghettysburg and are breakfasting now. Each hunched over our respective laptops. A writer's work is never done.

We have lots of time today to get to North Carolina, so plan to visit some of the sights in Gettysburg for a quick peek before continuing further south.

Pictures to follow.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Witch of Babylon

It's quite a month for great Canadian crime, and I'm really pleased that my very good friend Dorothy McIntosh is about to publish her first novel, the Witch of Babylon from Pengunin Canada. I need say nothing about it (except that you'll love it) because I can direct you to this fabulous web page.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder

Great title! That's the name of the newest book from Mary Jane Maffini one of Canada's best known crime writers. The book was released just this week by Berkely Prime Crime.

The Charlotte Adams adventures take place in New York State, about two hours north of NYC, and feature a thirtyish professional organizer, reconnecting with her friends and getting her life and business together in a community in the Hudson Valley. Of course, she is slightly distracted as the bodies pile up, but she's equal to the task. The fifth Charlotte Adams Mystery The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder hits the shelves on April 5th. No extra charge for the organizing tips, which you are free to use or ignore.

Now, as it happens, Mary Jane will be joining Elizabeth Duncan and me for a tour to North Carolina later this month. So if you're planning to come out and meet us, why not bring along a copy of The Busy Woman... for MJ to sign for you. To learn more, here's the web page for Mary Jane.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More pics

Here's my mom at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vicki In Arizona

We had a wonderful visit to the Poisoned Pen bookstore and to the Velma Teague Library in Glendale (where, rumor has it they have a hockey team. Hard to imagine). In our free time we visited the Desert Botanical Gardens which I never get enough of. Here's some pics. Next stop - North Carolina!

Sorry, Blogger seems to be not working properly. I can't add any more pictures. I'll try again later.