The Big Thank You!

Huge thanks to RT Book Review and their reviewers, for nominating CITY OF DRAGONS for a 2010 Reviewers Choice Award in Historical Mystery! I’m honored to be in the company of Jeri Westerson, Rhys Bowen, Charles Todd, and Deanne Raybourn, … Continue reading

Bouchercon Comes to San Francisco!

In just three short weeks the city of San Francisco will be overrun by people thinking about murder. In a good way! 😉 Bouchercon, the world’s largest crime fiction event, is coming to Hammett’s city. Writers, readers, editors, agents, librarians, … Continue reading

Springing Forward in the Fall

It’s funny how time works. The whole relativity thing may be provable mathematically, but I’m more interested in the emotional effects of how time feels … you know, how it speeds up and slows down all at once, depending on … Continue reading

All Hallows’ Eve

As I write this, my neighborhood is full of ghoulies and ghosties and short-leggedy beasties, all scrambling for candy. Dressed in hodge-podge homemade costumes and store-bought accessories, kids of all ages revel in Halloween and the celebration of social trust … Continue reading

Bouchercon Countdown!

In about three weeks I’ll be on the way to Indianapolis and my third Bouchercon. I can’t wait! CITY OF DRAGONS got the push off from goal to paper after my first Bouchercon in Anchorage, in 2007. I now have … Continue reading

Time is Relative …

Can you believe August is over, pfft, gone? Here we are, September 1st, suffering all the endless and aged puns on back to school. Back to Cool? School Daze? Ouch. Where’s Lulu when you need her? I’ve been absent … … Continue reading

A Wonderful Year

You know the old saw: if you fall off a horse, get back on right away, or your fear will talk you out of it. As someone who grew up with horses, I can testify to the truth of this … Continue reading

At Long Last … Blog!

Bless me, bloggers, for I have sinned … it has been mmmpfh (hand over mouth) days since my last blog. Much has happened, and I’m going to spend a couple of days catching up. I finished my third novel, which … Continue reading