The Winner of the Suspense Title Survey is Not What You Think

on December 26, 2019

When we last spoke, I told you my publisher wanted a different title for my next thriller set in Alaska, a title that shouted Alaska and suspense. I posted a survey with the five excellent title finalists and asked which one you thought the sales department would choose, and promised to keep you up-to-date about… Read More

What is the best way for you to receive news about the books you love?

on November 25, 2019

What is the best way for you to receive news about the books you love? —My mailing list: I always always always tell you about book sales & new releases. I’m open, friendly, chatty. I will never sell your name, and you’ll receive a free short story, THE WATCHER. Join on any website page. —BookBub: You don’t… Read More

How The Husband Got the Idea for LOVE NEVER DIES!

on October 24, 2019

The Husband’s background is in structural engineering and he loves architectural history, so when he read a book about Seattle’s past, he was fascinated by the fact that Denny Park, the oldest in the city, was originally a cemetery. The graves were moved to make it a park and my husband said, “What if they… Read More

Amazon Best Book of the Month!

on October 13, 2019

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS is one of the Amazon’s Best Books for October! I have three deadly problems: 1. I’ve seriously offended a maniacal killer. 2. I just had a bullet removed from my brain. 3. My new daughter is growing up too fast—and she’s in the line of fire. STRANGERS SHE KNOWS is a Cape… Read More


on September 5, 2019

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS got a *starred* Booklist review. Booklist is the official magazine of the American Library Association, and this is huge! Also, if you think I’ve bragged about this before, you’re right. ALL THREE CAPE CHARADE FULL LENGTH BOOKS GOT STARRED REVIEWS!!! Sorry for shouting. I’m a little excited. A few quotes from the… Read More

HIDDEN TRUTHS: Everyone has them. What are yours?

on August 31, 2019

His new bride, Kellen, hovers between life and death. A convicted serial killer threatens their child. Max Di Luca goes on the hunt… What would you do to protect your family? Out now! HIDDEN TRUTHS is jam-packed with danger, action, a further episode in Max and Kellen’s romance and, of course, Rae, who fervently believes… Read More

WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER in Paperback with Reduced eBook Prices!

on August 19, 2019

Now! WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER is out in mass market (pocket) paperback with a new cover (see the video) and reduced ebook prices. Hurry! Get it and start reading! And if you bought it in hardcover or trade paperback, start re-reading! We have three more Cape Charade releases in the next four weeks: HIDDEN TRUTHS THREE… Read More

Three Cape Charade Suspense Shorts in one Audio Package!

on August 1, 2019

Ruth from my website survey asked, “I first read your Virtue Falls series and now into Cape Charade. I have thoroughly enjoyed both the books and audiobooks. I try to read the books first then listen to them… I would enjoy the opportunity to listen to your novellas/short stories in audiobook format. Are there any… Read More

Share Our Solstice Celebration!

on July 6, 2019

You know about our stone circle and that The Husband and I (and family if they’re around) go out to greet the dawn on the summer solstice. Because we live in NW Washington, sometimes we have to be patient before the morning skies clear enough for us to see the sun rise. In fact, this year,… Read More

20 Best Romantic Suspense Novels!

on May 5, 2019

If you’re a suspense reader, here’s the Booklist 20 Best Romantic Suspense Novels! Kiss Me or Kill Me includes authors I know—Karen Robards, Jayne Ann Krentz, Karen Rose, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and (ahem) Christina Dodd’s VIRTUE FALLS—but I found some new names and titles. I love these lists and can’t wait to dig in! The Kiss Me… Read More