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My manuscript, DEATH IN MINIATURE, is a 2024 Daphne du Maurier Award Finalist for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense Unpublished Romantic/Mystery Suspense.

I attended Craftfest & Thrillerfest XIX in June 2024 and had a thrill meeting with thriller and mystery writer superstars (photo from right to left, Ruth Ware, Karin Slaughter, Louise Penny, Tess Gerritsen, Allison Brennan, and so many others). I learned from and enjoyed every presentation and panel, wanting to attend them all. The Debut-Author Breakfast inspired me to be up on that stage myself one day. But the topper was this: after finding out I, myself, was a finalist for the Daphne Award, the 2016 Daphne winner, Allison Brennan, congratulated me and wished me luck with her autograph.

I volunteered to be a judge for the first round of the 2024 RWA-New York City Chapters’ Big Apple Contest, an event that runs from July 1 – August 31, 2024.

I’m mini famous! Read my interview in author Sara E. Johnson’s September 2023 Newsletter.

Thank you, Sara, author of The Alexa Glock Forensic Mysteries

I was a guest on the author George Cramer’s blog on Monday, June 26, 2023:

Lois Winston invited me to be a guest on her blog, Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers, on Wednesday, June 21, 2023: 

Fellow lovers of historical stories connected and grew in mutual celebration of our beloved theme during the Historical Novel Society – North America Conference. I joined the events virtually, finding some of my very favorite authors were in attendance and/or presenting–Karen Odden, Kate Khavari, and Amanda Skenandore. The virtual venue offered fun chances for participants to begin interacting as early as June 4th, 2023.

I volunteered to be a judge for the first round of the 2023 Kiss of Death/RWA Mystery/Suspense Chapters’ Daphne Awards, an event that runs from April 1 – May 2, 2023.

I participated in the Sisters in Crime Henderson Group’s Las Vegas Writer’s Conference (April 13-15, 2023 on Zoom). It was a great learning and community-building event that featured panels and workshops facilitated by author Amanda Skenendore, agent Katherine Sands, and publicist Jo Wilkins, among myriad wonderful others.