My New Book Has Arrived!

Hip hip HOORAY, my new book is now available! It's the fourth full-length Lexy Cooper mystery. You can pick up the eBook right now at Amazon, or you can wait for the paperback this summer. Any questions? What if I don't have a Kindle? You're in luck, cowboy. You don't need the dedicated eReader to... Continue Reading →

Free Books!

In honor of the return to school, the first Lexy Cooper mystery is free this week. Download the Schooled eBook through September 6 for the price of sunshine! Here's what readers are saying about Schooled: “Filled with great characters, and a twisty-turney perfect murder mystery plot.” “Witty, empowering, and deeper than you think.” “Lexy is... Continue Reading →

Bringing out your dead: When to drop the first body.

Conventional wisdom dictates that mystery/crime novels offer up a body early on. Think about every episode of every incarnation of Law & Order. There's the discovery of the victim, then the iconic "DONK DONK" (also called the "clang") followed by the theme song/opening credits. Then the detectives are on scene and the process of discovering... Continue Reading →

Why is this book taking so long to write?

My first novel, The Sleepless Nanny, took nine months to write. It wasn't a long book, or particularly complex. I wrote it for one hour each night, most of the time with a toddler on my lap. Second novel (Schooled)? Three months. Ditto with the third (Pwned). This, the fourth book, should be the quickest/easiest... Continue Reading →

The side-effects of being a mystery writer

I write mystery novels. This is a fairly new occupation. I published the first book in the Lexy Cooper mystery series in November, the second is now in the process of being edited by the fabulous Marti McKenna and will be available in June, and I’m writing number three right now. (Okay, I’m procrastinating writing... Continue Reading →

Read the first chapter of Schooled! Free!

  Here's chapter one of Schooled, the first Lexy Cooper murder mystery. Probably NSFW. Don't say I never gave you anything for free. :)Schooled (Lexy Cooper Mystery #1) Chapter One Kenny Longworth walked the perimeter of building D on the Xenon corporate campus. It was the beginning of his security shift at seven a.m. Thursday and he... Continue Reading →

Logic Fail – Revising the Novel

It's one thing to catch typos, eliminate unnecessary words and ensure consistency in when you use numerals versus numbers. It is entirely another to review and revise for shit that just doesn't make sense. Take chapter one of my upcoming novel, Schooled (Hey look, I just announced the title!). I originally wrote it from a... Continue Reading →

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