Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vacation time

I'm back from a fabulous two weeks in Turks and Caicos. Wonderful place. Words are not necessary.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cutest Picture Ever?

I'm starting the sixth Smith and Winters book, still untitled. A woman is out walking her dog on Christmas morning. A shot rings out...

Norman, the police dog is called in and gets the scent. The chase is on.

To refresh my memory, I went to the RCMP police dog web page just to click on some pictures and read a bit about raising and training of these dogs.

And I found this:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Winter Kill

In April, Rapid Reads will be releasing my new book for reluctant readers. It's titled A Winter Kill, and like all Rapid Read books you don't have to be a reluctant reader to enjoy it. It's short, fast paced, and I hope suspenseful.

Nicole Patterson is a young, green and very eager probationary constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. Although she spends much of her time breaking up bar fights, giving out traffic tickets and finding lost kids, she dreams of one day becoming a detective. Late one bitterly cold winter night, she comes across the body of a young woman lying on the edge of a snow-covered field on the outskirts of town. The girl appears to have been strangled. Nicole recognizes the victim as a local high school student with a somewhat sullied reputation, the daughter of the town drunk. Though both under-qualified and unauthorized, Nicole feels compelled to throw herself into the murder investigation. Was the murdered girl really as promiscuous as her classmates described or the victim of bullying? What was her relationship with the star of the football team? And what is the significance of the ring with the large blue stone found near her body? Is Nicole Patterson herself heading for trouble by pretending to be a detective?

If you're interested in this and the other books from Rapid Reads, click here for the catalogue.

To pre-order A Winter Kill from, click here.Most bookstores, online and physical, will be happy to place a pre-order for you.