Shaken, Secrets and a Very Special Cat

I received some wonderful news yesterday—CITY OF DRAGONS has been nominated for a Macavity, specifically the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery Award! The Macavity is as wonderful as it gets, a recognition of your work from some of the most … Continue reading

Rip van Who?

You know, I think Washington Irving was on to something about Rip Van Winkle. Except in my version of the story, I fly to New York in April to attend my first Edgar Awards Banquet (it was amazing); catch a … 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

Happy Birthday

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; Back in high school when I first read these lines I was struck by the poet’s confidence in words. His cocky self-assurance that the gift of a … Continue reading