The Evolution of a Cover (From left to right) *My very first book, Jury of One, with Hilliard & Harris in 2005 *Jury of One, as it looked with Worldwide Mystery in 2006 *With a new look and new title, Deadly Readings is available in the e-only format (Sometimes, if you're lucky, you can still come across one of the first two versions in a used bookstore)
Me, at one of my very first signings for my very first book, Jury of One. Jury of One went on to be an Agatha nominee for Best First Novel of 2005.
Me, at the Magna Cum Murder mystery conference in 2005, shortly after my first book came out. I'm on the phone with Mary Higgins Clark, thanks to Harlan Coben.
I finally got to meet Mary Higgins Clark in person in 2010 at the Malice Domestic Mystery conference. She signed my oft-read (and very yellowed) copy of my very favorite book, A Cry In The Night.
A few years ago, I was interviewed for a local cable news program while at a book signing at Aaron's Books in Lititz, PA.
Signing copies of Hearse and Buggy (Amish Mystery # 1) at Penguin Publishing's offices in NYC in 2012.
As a writer, nothing thrills me more than meeting an enthusiastic new-to-my-work reader like Monica P. She found "and loved" A Daughter's Truth and then came out to meet me at Bethany Beach Books in Delaware.
While at a signing for The Silence of the Fans (Emergency Dessert Squad # 2) at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona, Reader Jen S., surprised me with this stunning "emergency dessert squad" cake.
I was interviewed by Host Marion Hannigan about A Daughter's Truth on her Community Forum program in Lockport, NY.
I think, even back in the day, I'd have been a writer...
Me, dressed as a gangster, for a reader event in Lockport, NY in October 2017.
While visiting with my editor at Kensington Publishing in 2017, we decided to have a pseudo cover reveal for my first women's fiction novel, Portrait of a Sister.
When I'm in between books and in need of a mental recharge, I head to the Central Park Zoo to watch the sea lions do their thing. Charlie (short for Charlotte) is hoping I put her in a book one day...
How I feel every time I type "The End" on another novel...
My high school English teacher came to one of my Portrait of a Sister signings!
Getting ready for my Portrait of a Sister signing at Aaron’s Books in Lititz, PA. We had quite a crowd and I had a blast!