Going dark…

You should write romantic suspense. That was how it started. A possibly offhand comment by my publisher over drinks at Crimefest that sent me off into a tizzy. After 22 mysteries ranging from cozy to paranormal, I was being directed to change things up. I’d written...

Chatting with Julie Kramer of RadioBDC

Back in the day, Julie spun vinyl on WFNX. These days, all the music is digital, and the radio station is too. ‘FNX is long gone, but RadioBDC lives on – and Julie had me on her lunch-hour show to chat about the days of the Rat and the Channel, Boston’s...

Of memory and music…

When I visit bookstores, I want to do more than just read. I want to give a little context. Introduce some of the themes of World Enough, and explain that, no, I’m not just writing up all the dirt I couldn’t … back in the day. This is more or less what I’ve been...

New England Crime Bake!

Crime bake, here I come! Yes, this wonderful conference started yesterday, but I’m so behind in my work that I didn’t get there for the pizza party, or the desserts, or the movie… SIGH. But I am looking forward to a full day today. I’ll be...

Before I was a writer…

Writers talk about finding their “voice” – their personal style – as if it’s a positive thing. But, sometimes, that means discovering that you are completely tone deaf. I’ve always loved music, maybe as much as I love writing. And long before I became an author, I was...