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7/22/2012  Another great review! This time from Kirkus. I’m very lucky with my prepublication reviews for this book!!!

6/25/12  Fantastic review from Publisher’s Weekly for Going to the Bad! Thanks PW!
5/10/12 I had a great time at Malice Domestic in Bethesda and The Festival of Mystery in Pittsburgh. Can’t wait for next year!
4/19/12 Lilly’s third adventure, Going to the Bad, will be released August 7th, 2012!!!!
2/8/12 Sorry I haven’t updated in so long. Just got a great review from thePortland Book Review!
9/11/11 Some great newspaper reviews are coming in! Here’s a link to theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Monroe News Star.
8/3/11 I’m going to be delivering the keynote address at the Writer’s Conference at the Decatur Book Festival on 9/2, followed by a seminar on how to write mysteries. Here’s a link to the festival website.  

Booklist gave Hot, Shot, and Bothered another fantastic review! I posted it under the tab marked PRAISE on the book’s page.

 Publisher’s Weekly has given Hot, Shot, and Bothered a fantastic review! I’ve posted it under tab marked PRAISE on the book’s page.

 Two fantastic authors have given their endorsement to Hot, Shot and Bothered.”HOT, SHOT, AND BOTHERED is fun, funny, tautly suspenseful and very smart. Lilly Hawkins, the heroine, is irresistible. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Spencer Quinn, NYT bestselling author of DOG ON IT.
“Lilly Hawkins is a terrific protagonist — a straight-shooter with her heart in the right place. You’ll root for her from the very beginning of this feisty new mystery.”
—April Smith, author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey novels.
Thanks to these generous and amazingly talented authors for giving up their free time.
3/8/11 Great news! I’m on a terrific panel for Malice Domestic. Sue Grafton, Mary Jane Maffini, Victoria Thompson, and I will discuss sleuths will unusual and dangerous jobs. Please come see us if you’re at Malice.
12/15/10 The second Lilly Hawkins mystery is available for preorder on Hot, Shot, and Bothered will be in stores on August 2nd, 2011.
12/1/10 Thanks to Stephen at the Mystery Bookstore in Los Angeles. A Bad Day’s Work is on his 2010 top ten list.
The Mystery Bookstore
11/14/10 Thanks to Chere Coen for reviewing A Bad Day’s Work in the Monroe News Star.
10/31/10 Thanks to Terry Mapes at The Mansfield News Journal for a fantastic review!
The Mansfield News Journal
10/19/10 Thanks to S. Krishna’s Books for a great review!
S. Krishna’s Books
10/5/10 Thanks to June Weltman for writing a great review in the Jacksonville newspaper.
The Florda Times-Union
9/22/2010 Camille Gavin of The Bakersfield Californian newspaper wrote a fantastic review.
The Bakersfield Californian
9/15/2010 Mystery Scene Magazine posted a great review online.
Mystery Scene
9/4/2010 Check out my interview on Suspense radio. I’m in the second half of the show. Thanks to John Raab and Starr Reina for being great hosts!
Suspense Radio
8/25/2010 I’m today’s Fresh Pick at Thanks to their editors for a great review and thanks to their readers for selecting me!

I had a great time on Atlanta & Company on WXIA NBC-11. Here’s a link to my interview. Thanks to everyone at WXIA!
Atlanta & Company
8/14/2010 Scott Butki interviews me and says some very kind things about A Bad Day’s Work.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Online Newspaper
8/12/2010 A Bad Day’s Work is available at Target for the next two months. Look in the Emerging Author’s Section. They’ve very generously discounted it 20%.
8/1/2010 A Bad Day’s Work is no longer a pre-order, and is officially available on and B&
7/16/2010 Simon & Schuster has placed two videos of me on You Tube. Follow the links below.
Favorite Movies
Author Revealed
6/17/2010 Fantastic news! A Bad Day’s Work is Target’s Breakout Pick for the month of August!
5/26/2010 A Bad Day’s Work got a great write-up on Follow the link to check it out.
5/15/2010 Lisa Scottoline just gave me an amazing blurb. Check it out under the ADVANCE PRAISE section on the tab labeled BOOK. Thanks to an amazing writer for taking the time to support a newbie like me!