Gift with purchase!

on March 20, 2024

Dear Reader of Comedy, Mystery and History, Your enthusiasm to read A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA created such a furor at my publisher, Kensington Books, to thank you they created a gift with purchase! Preorder A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA online or from your favorite independent bookstore, and sign up to receive a symbols sheet… Read More


on March 7, 2024

“I need a gardener to plant my spring flowers, the toilet is leaking, and I need an assassin to kill me.” Mr. Bandara, Helen Lamb’s first and dearest client, puttered in his kitchen, cleaning up their snack of coffee and biscotti. Helen lifted her fingers off the keyboard. “Excuse me?” For your reading pleasure, EVERY… Read More

How Jayne Ann Krentz and Susan Elizabeth Phillips “discovered” Christina Dodd

on February 14, 2024

Want to see Susan and Jayne Ann Krentz discuss their considerable influence in the creation of A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA? (Actually, they claimed all responsibility, which is sort of true.) Watch it on my YouTube channel or on the Daughter of Montague website.  It was filmed during Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s autographing for her newest… Read More

Today only! FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW $2.99

on February 1, 2024

FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW is on sale today only for $2.99 in ebook. eBook FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW is a full-length stand-alone suspense set in Gothic. Read an excerpt and listen to the audiobook clip!   FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW is also available in trade paperback and audiobook, and now in mass market paperback. As… Read More

Autographed Christina Dodd Books for 2024

on January 20, 2024

In 2024, Christina Dodd has two full-length hardcover releases in hardcover, eBook and audiobook! EVERY SINGLE SECRET From the moment I wrote first line, I knew it would be amazing: Mr. Bandara, Helen Lamb’s first and dearest client, puttered in his kitchen, cleaning up their snack of coffee and biscotti. “I need a gardener to… Read More

What do *you* think of

on December 24, 2023

Once upon a time a young couple named Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love. You probably know that story, and how it ended (hint: badly). Only here’s the thing: That’s not how it ended at all. Romeo and Juliet are alive and well and the parents of seven kids. I’m the oldest, with… Read More

Author holiday lunch!

on November 27, 2023

  A peek at the fabulous lunch I enjoyed with: standing, Jayne Ann Krentz, Kristin Hannah, Moi and seated, Megan Chance. We talked, we laughed, we brainstormed, after three and a half hours, we shut down the restaurant. They really wanted to prepare for dinner, but we were having so much fun, they let us… Read More

We have a cover!

on August 29, 2023

It’s been months of back and forth with the creative souls in the Canary Street Books art department, but we have a cover…. annnd… I don’t love it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, but it’s giving me Texas sky when a tornado is forming vibes. This cover makes me jumpy, uncomfortable, threatened…in suspense. Wait…… Read More

Listen to Voldemort the Potato!

on May 19, 2023

When life gives you a potato that looks like Voldemort, what else can you do but make a video? I mean, sure, it’s stupid — but it’s funny! Bonus: Afterward Voldemort was baked and eaten. With butter and sour cream. And bacon. And cheese. Seemed appropriate. Want to thwart the evil Voldemort and learn more… Read More

Today only! WELCOME TO GOTHIC $.99 Audible Daily Deal

on May 15, 2023

Sadly, the WELCOME TO GOTHIC sale was Tuesday, May 16th. Want to be notified of all future sales? Please join my newsletter friends, I’d love to welcome you!        Listen to an excerpt. Read an excerpt:           Wendy expected a flutter of moths or a funky smell, but instead it smelled like…the theater, a smell she… Read More