“All Clear” Published in 2017 Carolina Crimes Anthology

My short story, “All Clear” was published in the 2017 anthology, Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed and Dirty Deeds. We had a book launch party on August 19th at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. The launch party featured refreshments, readings & signings by myself and nine other of the anthology’s authors.

Best-selling mystery/suspense author, Jeffrey Deaver, wrote the introduction:

“The Carolinas boast some of the finest crime writers ever to set ink to paper and pixels to disk, as this Sisters in Crime anthology attests. Just like a Carolina Sunday supper, these stories dish up a variety of styles, tones and tastes, from procedurals to cozies to dark psychological thrillers. Pour yourself a tall sweet tea or a couple of fingers of bourbon, sit back and dig in.”

Look for the anthology at your local bookstores or on Amazon.


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“Love’s Burden” Published in Crossing Lines Anthology

My short story “Love’s Burden” was published by Main Street Rag in their Crossing Lines anthology.

The idea for my story was inspired by a news story about a Durham, North Carolina man who was found carrying a woman’s bones in his backpack. He had murdered her and then subsequently carted her bones around for a couple of years before being arrested. Which proves that sometimes real life is even more surreal than imagined stories.

You can read the complete story below: Continue reading

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“Birthday Cake” wins Honorable Mention

My short story, “Birthday Cake” won Honorable Mention in Carolina Woman’s annual writing contest. You can find my story published in the magazine’s current on-line edition.

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2015 Anthony Award Nomination!

The anthology, Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Love, Lust and Longing, which included my short story, “Happy Pills” received an Anthony Award nomination! Winners will be selected at the 2015 Bouchercon convention in October. Anyone who attends the convention this year or attended last year voted for the nominees. Attendees at this year’s convention will vote for the 2015 winners.

Win or lose, it’s an incredible honor for me and my fellow anthology writers. Here is the list of the 2015 Anthony Award nominees.

Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing is available on Amazon.

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Carolina Crimes Anthology Readings

My fellow anthology writers and I hosted a book launch party and reading for Carolina Crimes on June 8th, at McIntyres Bookstore in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC.

Other upcoming readings:

Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC on Sunday, July 27th at 2:00 PM.

Flyleaf Bookstore in Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 PM.

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Carolina Crimes Now Available on Amazon!

Carolina Crimes

Carolina Crimes

I have a new short story that has just been published in Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing. Nineteen members of Sisters in Crime living in the Carolinas have contributed stories to this anthology.

My story “Happy Pills” is a light-hearted romp about Rose, a youthful senior in an independent living facility who uses her sexual conquests as a way to steal her lovers’ prescriptions to help fund her retirement.

Check out the Carolina Crimes video below


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