Join me and fellow writer Rick Reed as he asks me some interesting questions about my new legal thriller in the September issue of the International Thriller Writers’ monthly online newsletter. Click on the cover below to hear my answers — some may surprise you!
Can I give you a gift? I think you’d love to read “Opening Day, 1954” which I just indie-published as an ebook short story. Set sixty-five years ago in southern California on a hot summer day, the story is a great vacation read. Sign Up for News by August 31 and I’ll check back with you to hear if you want a free copy!
Lay Bare the Lie, the new legal thriller featuring appeals lawyer Nora Dockson is ready for July 1 release! You can preorder now at the bargain advance sale price. To reach the right page at your favorite ebook vendor, follow this universal link.
An ex-con, Nora Dockson pulled herself out of the gutter and became an appeals lawyer. She works only for convicted felons. She’s sure her current client didn’t murder his wife. The jury was misled by testimony from an expert witness who reconstructed the crime based on bloodstain patterns. She’ll prove the so-called expert made leaps of logic incompatible with the latest forensic science.
But a family emergency pulls her away from the case and back to her unsavory roots. Events spiral out of control. Instead of arguing in a courtroom, she’s once again on the dangerous turf of her childhood. And this time she may not escape alive.
Preorder Lay Bare the Lie today at a special price and start enjoying this captivating legal thriller on July 1, 2019.
Enjoy the wealth! Open this treasure chest of 55 short stories, including four featuring my FBI heroine Dawna Shepherd.
From fantasy to space adventure, pirates, mystery, horror, historical fiction, romance, and coming of age, you’ll find short, snappy reads in every genre.
Discover a new great read in this lucky dip. Only $4.99 from your favorite online vendor.
I’m overjoyed that my short story “Mercy Find Me” is a finalist for the 2019 Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. This story came straight from my heart and was published last year in Fiction River: Justice edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I’m happy that the first-round judges liked the story and look forward to getting it into the hands of more readers. The magazine is available as an ebook from most online vendors and in paperback from Amazon.
Laugh with Odin, the robot vacuum cleaner who narrates my new short story, “Clean and Godly in Denmark”.
You can find my story in Fiction River: Hard Choices available from all major ebook retailers.
As I told the anthology editor, in my little village, Danish seniors have government-supplied robot vacuum cleaners to help them live independently.
My elderly neighbors seem very fond of their tireless helpers, often talking to them like old friends.
To which he replied, “Yeah, what could go wrong there?”
Find out who dies and who survives by clicking on the cover below and following the link to an ebook vendor with a copy of the magazine for you!
Tangent Online’s reviewer praises Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown and writes that my story is “incredibly fast-moving. The reader is immediately pulled into the action and the tension doesn’t let up even at the end.”
The reviewer says Pulse Pounders is aptly named and the “selection of tales is fast-paced and explosive. It’s like a rollercoaster ride of thrills and excitement.”
You can read the complete review in Tangent Online.
The anthology is now available in paperback from Amazon.
I wrote my thriller short story “Payback is a Bitch” more than two years ago and this week it’s out in Fiction River: Pulse Pounders: Countdown. My first sale to Fiction River was also to editor Kevin J. Anderson for his first compilation of stories that “keep your pulse racing until the very end.”
“Payback” inspired me to write Bitch Out of Hell and characters in that political thriller refer often to Bella Hinton’s problem in Dhaka. The novel includes an excerpt from the story. Finally, you can get all the details!
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Join Nora’s fight to free the wrongfully imprisoned and bring justice to her sisters and brothers behind bars. Start this captivating legal series with Help Me Nora. Through September 17, the ex-con lawyer’s first outing is bargain priced worldwide at only $1.99. Buy now and dive into this five volume series.
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Enjoy “Spokane Sting” on line for free. Rookie Washington State Trooper Andrea Clark, a supporting player in my legal thrillers, takes center stage in this short mystery story. Underage college students and other kids in car-dependent Spokane County are using fake IDs to buy legal pot and booze and state troopers are watching the traffic fatalities mount. Andrea goes undercover to catch the counterfeiter supplying the killer driver’s licenses.
You can read the story for free in Kings River Life online magazine.
I wrote the story to get to know Andrea better. The action takes place between Hear My Plea and Judge Me Not. You’ll enjoy getting to know Andrea, too!