The Tugboat Murder

I’m super excited that my publisher has agreed to release The Tugboat Murder. To celebrate, and just because I tend to nerd out a bit about these books, I’ve made a Pinterest board devoted to Tugboats and themes around the book. The images don’t attempt to tell the story, rather, I’m trying to capture the … More The Tugboat Murder

The Publishing Process

I’m new to publishing.¬†Even though I’m currently writing my 5th book, the Hatbox Murders will be the first one published. Over a hear ago, Barking Rain Press assigned me to a wonderful editor, and we spent 6 months going over the manuscript. We did 3 complete in-depth passes. After that, two more editors came on … More The Publishing Process

Book Cover Art

I’ve just reviewed 2 more artist’s concept sketches for my upcoming book. Originally, I thought THE HATBOX MURDERS would be an easy cover. After all, it’s got two main characters, a hatbox, and it’s set in the 1950s. But each sketch goes in a completely different direction from what I had been imagining. They’re unexpected … More Book Cover Art