Archive for October, 2013

Bitter Pill, my mystery for adults (well, for anyone really) is out this week! $2.99 on Kindle. (ETA: And $2.99 at Smashwords for those who prefer a different format. And we’re working on making it available for NOOK.)

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s my take on a grown-up version of Nancy Drew. Only Rennie’s life is not nearly as pulled together as Nancy’s.

Rennie is kind of a mess. She’s recently divorced, living in an apartment above her mother’s garage, and in love with someone she can’t have. Plus, she finds dead bodies on a disturbingly regular basis. (Nothing paranormal …

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BITTER PILL, my adult novel, is officially available a week from today (October 28)! In celebration, I’m posting a brief excerpt…

Chapter One

Don’t misunderstand, it’s not like I enjoyed having this happen to me. I guess it’s just some kind of bizarre twist of fate, or maybe a sixth sense that only kicks in when the grim reaper is afoot. It’s not like I’d wanted to find the high school swim coach floating face down in the deep end, any more than I’d wanted to find the assistant librarian hanging from the rafters in the library attic with a …

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ARCs for THE HUNT are now available! πŸ™‚ And it’s super easy to request one.

Here’s how it works:
“β€œARCs are available to reviewers, bloggers, booksellers, librarians, teachers, etc.

“β€œIf you are one or more of those and you’re interested in an ARC for THE RULES, just fill out the form below.

“β€œI will gather up all the info and submit it to Hyperion on regular basis.

And that’s it! πŸ™‚

Also, I believe THE HUNT will at some point be available on NetGalley, if you’d prefer that option, but that will likely be closer to early 2014.

Please note: …

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A reader and aspiring writer wrote me to asking if I had any tips for plotting or pre-writing/outlining. And it turned out, I had a lot to say about that. πŸ˜€ So I decided to post some of it here, with examples.

I’m not really a plotter or outliner. I’m what they call a “pantser,” someone who writes mostly “by the seat of her pants.” Actually, to be fair, I do a little bit of both. πŸ™‚ To be able to meet contract deadlines, I do more planning than I used to!

But there is no one right way to …

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