Looking for an Hour’s Worth of Bookish Fun to Watch?
Looking for an hour’s worth of bookish fun to watch this weekend? How about this . . . Goat communes, documentary film making, fire tornados, London’s 1-square mile and its 2 separate police forces, botany, women in academia in the 1920s, and how fully-formed characters have a life outside of detecting (even if some of…Read More
Too Damn Hot!—the Great Fire of London reached unimaginable temperatures
In And by Fire, Detective Inspector Nigella Parker has a fear of fire deeply rooted in her childhood. But even people who generally aren’t pyrophobic would be terrified by the heat generated by London’s Great Fire of 1666—legitimately so. How hot did things get inside London in September of 1666 when, in just under five…Read More
More Reader Praise for AND BY FIRE
It’s been less than one month since And by Fire released and I continue to be awestruck by the reader love my novel is receiving. Today to celebrate, I am sharing some of my favorite recent review quotes, illustrated by yours truly. Pleasing the Anglophiles . . . As a Yank, getting the tone right…Read More
It’s UK National Crime Reading Month!!!
Hey UK friends and readers—it’s time to CELEBRATE crime. Crime Fiction that is. Today, June 1st, marks the start of the United Kingdom’s annual “National Crime Reading Month,” an event spearheaded by the UK Crime Writers’ Association! National Crime Reading Month (and we REALLY need one on this side of the pond) “aims to bring…Read More
Dr. Cassandra Kuba Interview, Part II: More Down and Dirty on Forensics Real-life and Fictional
So dear readers, have you seen my interview in CrimeReads with the amazing Doctor Cassandra Kuba, PhD biological anthropologist, university professor, expert on-call with police, and consultant on TV crime dramas? If not, run, don’t walk, to this spot right here (or maybe just click) and give it a read. My CrimeReads article is an…Read More
3 Fantastic Author Chats for Your Viewing Pleasure . . .
In the ten days since my debut crime novel released I’ve been chatting my head off! Maybe you’ve seen me (if so, thanks for tuning in or showing up), but maybe you haven’t had a chance . . . YET . . . THREE of my appearances were recorded. So, this weekend, you can settle…Read More
CrimeReads Interview with Dr. Cassandra Kuba: What its like to really stand over a dead body as well as helping creators of crime fiction get it right
This is too cool! Those of you who have a copy of And by Fire handy, pick it up and flip to the “author’s note” section. You’ll notice my thanks to Dr. Cassandra Kuba. Dr. Kuba punches WAY above my weight—she’s a PhD biological anthropologist, and a university professor focusing on the study of the…Read More
VIDEO: Standing in the Spot Where It Happened–Site of the Opening Scene in AND BY FIRE
I am one lucky author! Actually I got TWO times lucky with my narrator! First of all the very talented Lillian Rachel gave me shivers with her characterizations in the audiobook version of And by Fire (also available on CD from Dreamscape). Then, in are real “cherry on top” move, she made a pilgrimage to Sir…Read More
🥂𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗕𝗬 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗘 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁!!!
As of today, And by Fire is on shelves everywhere! Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered (with a special shout out to my Pyros and First Sparks)! If you haven’t already purchased your copy of And by Fire, I hope I can tempt you to do so today, on launch day. I am dying (well…Read More
The Early Reviews for AND BY FIRE Are in And I am Thrilled!
Less than a week to launch day crime-readers! And by Fire will be on shelves everywhere May 10th and I can’t wait to start getting pictures of it “visiting” readers across states and continents. Seriously, if you spot And by Fire in the wild (say at your local bookstore) or it arrives at your door,…Read More