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May 16 - 22, 2022

May is National
Crime Reading Month!

XX“Storytelling is healing. As we reveal ourselves in story, we become aware of the continuing core of our lives under the fragmented surface of our experience. We become aware of the multifaceted, multi-chaptered ‘I’ who is the storyteller. We can trace out the paradoxical and even contradictory versions of ourselves that we create for different occasions, different audiences... Most important, as we become aware of ourselves as storytellers, we realize that what we understand and imagine about ourselves is a story. And when we know all this, we can use our stories to heal and make ourselves whole.”
~Susan Wittig Albert, American mystery writer of the China Bayles mystery series

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What's New
At the BOOKLOVER'S COMPANION

CA Farlow and I got the opportunity to interview Edith Zeitlberger about her new book, FRACTURES & HINGES.

CLICK HERE to see the podcast!

There are many fantasic reviews at The Booklover's Companion. Check out all the terrific author discussions and appearances here.

New shout-out from Shoutout!!

My publishing company, Launch Point Press, was featured by SHOUTOUT a few days ago.

Click Here to Read All About It

FYI:
Launch Point Press Website

Updated 3/25/22
New Glasses

Along with getting new glasses (now that my right eye is healing!), I have been cutting my hair all by myself since Covid hit, and I do believe I'm doing pretty well! The first time I accidently ran the clippers up the back of my head and balded myself! I tried to "even it out" and ruined the whole back of my noggin. Fortunately, my hair grows fast, but I was still forced to deal with wearing a cap for close to three weeks. By the third attempt, I had it down, and I do believe I will continue to do it even after the pandemic is over. That's $20-30 bucks I could be spending on books instead!

Updated 9/21/21
Labor Day Greetings!

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Peter J. McGuire, a carpenter and labor union leader, was the person who came up with the idea for Labor Day. He thought American workers should be honored with their own day. He proposed his idea to New York's Central Labor Union early in 1882, and they thought the holiday was a good idea, too.

Updated 9/6/21
It's Independence Day ~ 4th of July!


A great big thank you to the service women and men who protect our country at risk to their own lives. And with praise and gratitude to those who remain faithful to the ideals of this "Great Experiment": to maintain allegiance to the Republic and to foster one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ALL.

7/4/2021
De-Stressing Ideas During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated 4/8/20
 
New Review of GUN SHY
 
Even after all these years, someone periodically reviews my novel, Gun Shy. The latest generous soul is the incomparable Ruth Hohnke writing at DIVA. CLICK HERE to read what she has to say!
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Jessie Chandler and I had some things to say when we were interviewed by Shawn Marie Bryan a while back...

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One of my favorite people on the planet and a great mystery writer, Ellen Hart, with me at Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore in Minneapolis

 
Lee Lynch talks with me in THE ADVOCATE on "Lesbian Mystery, Police Raids, and Fairy Godmothers"
I had the great honor of doing an Advocate conversation with award-winning GCLS Trailblazer Lee Lynch.


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Movie Trailers
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With Brenda Adcock's wizardry, there are now movie trailers, complete with music, for two of my books. Click below to see - make sure you turn on your speakers, too.
 
Shimmer & Other Stories
 
Snow Moon Rising
 
Bound/Printed Books
My novels and short story collections can be purchased through any bookseller or online. If a store doesn't happen to have copies on hand, they will order them for you. CLICK HERE if you want to contact me to get autographed copies.
 
E-Books at
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The gals at Bella carry books by an enormous variety of authors, and they're distributing my eBooks and print books. CLICK HERE to get the books in Mobi and ePub formats.
Kobo E-Books
Kobo Ebooks also carries LGBT books by a variety of authors. CLICK HERE to get my books for the Kobo eReader.
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Amazon.com carries my books in the Kindle E-Book format. CLICK HERE to purchase novels and short story collections for your Kindle eReader.
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Barnes & Noble - BN.com - carries my books in their Nook E-Book format. CLICK HERE to purchase novels and short story collections for your Nook eReader.
 
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Recent
Interviews
A.J. Llewellyn at Dark Diva's Blog did an extensive interview with me. CLICK HERE to find out all my deep dark secrets. The interview shows up on the March 4 entry.

VIDEO INTERVIEW - With Jody Seay, the amazing interviewer at Oregon PBS's "Back Page" program, who sat down and talked to me for her weekly TV program with Pacific NW writers


CLICK HERE - for the interview with author Jae who has written so many wonderful novels


CLICK HERE to read an interesting discussion in the "Spotlight Interview" section that the gals at Ylva have been doing


Earl Kemp's online 'zine, eI, has featured a memoir piece I wrote called "There is No Reason Not To Trust that the Act of Writing Will Be Enough."
CLICK HERE if you'd like to read it.


MYSTERICAL-E featured a long interview with me about writing, creativity, book themes, etc. There are several great stories featured in this issue as well as other podcasts and interviews by a variety of terrific authors.