For fans and writers of the mystery/suspense/thriller genre, The Kill Zone is a terrific online hangout. Eleven bestselling authors rotate daily posts. The archives add up to a master course in crime writing. You never know what surprises you’ll find at TKZ. Sue Coletta described allowing herself to be sealed in… Continue reading
Today would have been the 92nd birthday of my adopted mother, Ruth. Although we weren’t related by blood, she was always the mother of my heart. From my earliest years, she taught me the values of kindness, patience, loyalty, and forbearance, not by lectures but by her daily example. Her… Continue reading
Looking for a Valentine’s Day treat with no sugar, fat, or harmful preservatives? And a bargain too? Amazon bestselling women’s adventure book Instrument of the Devil is on sale for only $0.99 from February 7 to 14, 2018. Download to your Kindle or other device or send it as… Continue reading
It was magical, exciting, more thrilling than I’d ever dreamed of…… No, not that! I’m talking about my first time as the featured author at a book club. Recently, I reconnected with a Zumba class I hadn’t seen for a year. In catch-up conversation, I mentioned my novel had… Continue reading
Instrument of the Devil cracked the Amazon Top 100 in Women’s Adventure making it a (gulp!) bestseller. Thank you to everyone who’s read and reviewed the book. It’s still on sale for $0.99 for the month of January–the most fun you can have for under a buck!
With the country gripped by the Big Chill, now is the perfect time to curl up with a new book…and my thriller Instrument of the Devil just happens to be on sale for only 99 cents during January. Here’s the link to Amazon along with a short video teaser.
The writer’s job is to plunk our butts in chairs and produce words day in, day out. As a result, posture suffers, eyes blur, brains fog, carpals cramp, and rear ends keep getting wider. In extreme cases, Butt-in-Chair Syndrome leads to the dreaded Dead Butt Syndrome (you can’t make this… Continue reading
My husband is a “collector” and I’m a “tosser.” We share a running joke: I swear I’m going to die first because I don’t want to clean out the garage! But…we both love to read and are both guilty of filling any available empty space with books. His huge collection makes our bookshelves sag–World… Continue reading
Without villains, there are no heroes. Without conflict, there is no story. Without lies, greed, theft, lust, jealousy, betrayal, rape, and murder, there is no crime fiction. Those of us who write mystery, suspense, and thrillers embrace evil as a dark blessing to our chosen profession. Sue Grafton famously admits… Continue reading
Instrument of the Devil is on sale for 99 cents from November 9-16, 2017. When technophobic widow Tawny Lindholm receives a baffling new smartphone as a gift, a dashing stranger helps her navigate its mysteries. But while romancing her, Kahlil Shahrivar is actually a terrorist who drags her into a… Continue reading