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… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

Win a FREE Signed Copy of Instrument of the Devil

Check out my new podcast at Golden State Media Concepts and enter to win a free signed copy of Instrument of the Devil. Just share their link on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you could win. Book reviewer Sarah Meckler and I talk about Montana, mentoring young writers, and why… Continue reading

Imagine Life Without Electricity

We flip a switch and take for granted the lights work. But what if you flipped the switch and nothing happened? Headlines in the New York Times , PBS, Reuters, and other media just announced Russian hackers penetrated computers that control the US power grid. We could be keystrokes away… Continue reading

The Kill Zone Blog Wins Award

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