Why I’m playing #WinAndYou’reIn

Not just because I'd like a trip to the Breeders Cup at Del Mar and a possible meet-and-greet with jockey Mike Smith and trainer Bob Baffert and a tour of the Del Mar backstretch. That would be wicked cool. I also figured the campaign would be good experience for me as an author who has to do her own marketing. Check it out: (more…)

Lessons from Lady Gaga and Lin-Manuel Miranda

via GIPHY I'd just posted to Twitter's #Fridayreads about a book titled MONSTER LOYALTY: HOW LADY GAGA TURNS FOLLOWERS INTO FANATICS by Jackie Huba. Okay, the word "fanatics" suggests unpleasantness, but the word "fan" derives from it. We all are "fans" of a musician, an author, a sports team, chocolate. Gaga's fans absolutely love her, and she loves them in return. Her sincerity pulses in a current between her ...

The 2017 SinCNE “Murder by the Minute” CT edition

I read an excerpt from my short story "On Like Donkey Kong," published this year in FISH OUT OF WATER: A GUPPY ANTHOLOGY for the Connecticut edition of a Sisters in Crime New England event. Sisters in Crime New England holds a "Murder by the Minute" weekend in which each New England state hosts an event of readings of local authors. Author Steve Liskow, with help ...

Celebrating Sasscer Hill’s FLAMINGO ROAD

As her first Fia McKee mystery novel FLAMINGO ROAD is released by St. Martin's Press, I want to share a story about my friend Sasscer Hill. Over on The Horsey Set Net is a horse-centric post, especially appropriate because Sasscer used to breed, train, and race Maryland thoroughbreds. She was even a steeplechase jockey and broke her own colts. Her mystery novels are set in the ...