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Win Books by Bestselling Authors on Giving Tuesday!

How would you like to win this massive tower of books from some of the biggest, most acclaimed authors in the world, including Stephen King, Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter, Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke, Sara Blaedel, Kate White, Mary Kubica, Gregg Hurwitz, Sarah Weinman, Carol Goodman, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Ace Atkins, Jo Nesbo, C.J. Tudor,…

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A BIG Giveaway for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America!

Last year, I organized a fundraiser for hurricane relief and thanks to my generous author and reader pals, it was a BIG success. With our combined effort, we raised around $3,000 and one lucky reader won a huge stack of books! With the holidays approaching and the spirit of giving in the air, I wanted…

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2019 Spotlight Guest at Thrillerfest!

I am honored and excited to be invited to Thrillerfest XIV as 2019 Spotlight Guest by International Thriller Writers! It is a favorite conference of mine, from a favorite organization. And the 2019 blockbuster lineup includes John Sandford, Harlan Coben, Margaret Marbury (Harlequin), James Rollins – not to mention all of the stellar authors and…

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The Sleep Tight Motel

Just a few more days until the release of UNDER MY SKIN! Is the suspense killing you? Need something to hold you over until then? THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL is available today! This is my original new short story in the Dark Corners collection, which features haunting stories from Joyce Carol Oates, Jennifer McMahon, and…

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Bouchercon – It’s No Mystery

It’s no mystery why crime fiction writers gather each year for Bouchercon! Colette Bancroft, book editor of the Tampa Bay Times just wrote this terrific article on the 2018 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, a 100% volunteer run conference held in a different city each year. This year it was held right here in St. Petersburg,…

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Ace Atkins and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

With a name like Ace, is there any chance you’re NOT going to be famous? A college football star, Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of twenty-three novels including THE SINNERS, which just released. Ace Atkins is as down-to-earth, funny, and smart as he is talented. I caught up with him…

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A Book and Its Cover

We all know that we’re not meant to “judge a book by its cover.” But we often do. We’re judgement machines, aren’t we? Encounter a person, a place, or pick up a book and we’re immediately forming opinions. In the book publishing world—back in the olden days—the common wisdom is that we have seven seconds…

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Mary Kubica and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

The delightful, talented and bestselling Mary Kubica was an overnight success with her stellar first novel The Good Girl … or was she? Mary agreed to be my pen pal and we discussed what it takes to get published, the highs and lows of the writing life, our upcoming new novels and more. Lots of…

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Sweet Sixteen – Cover Reveal for UNDER MY SKIN!

I’m over the moon to share the gorgeous, spectacular cover for my new novel UNDER MY SKIN (Oct 2, 2018.) This feels like an auspicious year, as it marks my “sweet sixteen” as a novelist. Sixteen books published over the past sixteen years! In addition to the stellar cover, it’s always such a thrill when…

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Sara Blaedel and Lisa Unger, in Conversation

Sara Blaedel, Denmark’s Queen of Crime — sure. Super talented, internationally bestselling author of the crime series featuring the tough, smart, and all-too-human Louise Rick — yes! But more than any of that — she is a great spirit, a wonderful friend, and one of the people I am most happy to have in my…

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