BOOK SIGNING PARTY

Chat with four Montana authors and stock up on your summer reading at a book signing party. Please join me, Karen Wills, Marie Martin, and Dr. Betty Kuffel for fun and refreshments at Bad Rock Books in Columbia Falls, Montana. The party starts at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. I’ll be signing my award-winning thriller Instrument of the Devil. Plus you’ll get a sneak peek at my soon-to-be-published suspense novel Stalking Midas. Karen Wills will sign River…

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WHAT IF YOUR NEW LOVER IS A TERRORIST?

Hold onto your beach chair as you get lost in a gripping summer read: Instrument of the Devil, award-winning thriller ripped from today’s headlines. Tawny Lindholm, a tour guide at Montana’s Hungry Horse Dam, doesn’t know her smartphone has been hijacked by charming Kahlil Sharivar, a terrorist who romances her while snaring her in his diabolical plot to destroy the electrical grid. Soon the feds are chasing her and her son is kidnapped. Is it too late to stop disaster? Five-star Amazon reviews rave about Instrument of the Devil: “Suspenseful,…

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A book lover’s dream trip

Recently I kicked up my heels in New York at Book Expo America (BEA), the giant book fair for publishers, booksellers, librarians, and authors. A once-in-a-lifetime experience! My post about BEA appears on The Kill Zone. Book Expo America 2018  

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Chance Meeting with History

I never expected to come face to face with history in an airport shuttle bus.   My plane out of JFK was late taking off, causing many passengers, including me, to miss our connections. At 10:30 p.m. on a Sunday night, a bunch of us wound up marooned in Salt Lake City, trudging through the terminal as airport vendors rolled down security bars to close their shops. Among the passengers, I had noticed a courtly, distinguished, elderly gentleman with a…

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Virtual Vigilantes – Revenge of the Scambaiters

How many spam emails do you receive offering you money? Dozens? Hundreds? Scammers target millions through email. Most of us just hit delete. But some enterprising folks embark on a mission to get back at online fraudsters. They’re called “scambaiters” and my post at The Kill Zone delves into their shadowy world. https://killzoneblog.com/2018/05/virtual-vigilantes-revenge-of-the-scambaiters.html#comments

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Who’s Watching You?

Recent headlines confirm we’re being monitored through our smart devices, internet searches, and social media. What if a terrorist used those tools to take control of an innocent woman’s life? In Instrument of the Devil, Tawny Lindholm learns the frightening answer to that question. Vulnerable and lonely after her husband’s death, Tawny finds hope in a chance meeting with a handsome, dashing widower. Turns out their meeting is anything but chance. Kahlil Sharivar’s romantic interest in Tawny masks a sinister motive–he sets her up as the scapegoat in…

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A Professional Copywriter Spills His Secrets-Guest Post

I’m delighted to welcome the wise and witty Eli Landes as a guest blogger. Eli is a marketing writer by day and a fiction writer whenever he can squeeze in the time. His main genre is Jewish fiction, but he’s been known to dabble in the weird, the absurd, and the truly dark. Follow him at his writing website RE: Writing. How to Use Copywriting Tactics to Improve Your Fiction Writing He Said What? I know, I know. It’s the type of…

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Book Clubs – The Human Touch in Marketing

Today, algorithms determine the most minute details of our buying habits, down to the finer points of the dental floss we prefer (waxed or unwaxed, plain or minty). Advertising is a constant blitzkrieg of spam, pop-ups, and phone alerts. Those ads are specific, focused, targeted…and totally impersonal. For all the information that Google, Facebook, and Amazon collect about us, Alexa’s robotic voice will never replace that of a trusted friend who enthusiastically says, “You’ve got to read this book I just finished!” In…

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