New York Times Bestselling author

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Macavity Award Nomination!

I am so thrilled! My novel UNDER MY SKIN has been nominated for the 2019 Macavity Award for Best Novel. This is the third award nomination for UNDER MY SKIN this year, and I could not be happier. I am honored to be shortlisted with all these amazing authors: Lou Berney, Alison Gaylin, Jennifer Hillier,…

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Hammett Prize Nomination!

Thrilled and honored to announce that UNDER MY SKIN has been nominated for the prestigious Hammett Prize, which is awarded annually by the International Association of Crime Writers (North America) for literary excellence in crime-writing. The winner receives a “Thin Man” trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger. My fellow nominees include: Lou Berney, November Road…

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Edgar Award Nominations!

I’m over the moon! My novel UNDER MY SKIN and short story THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL have both been nominated for Edgar Awards — along with the stellar work of some of my favorite authors, including Val McDermid, Alison Gaylin, Lori Rader Day and more. Big congrats to all the nominees! The Edgar Award, named…

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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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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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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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Hellbent

Lucky readers! HELLBENT by my bestie, New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz, is out today! Run, don’t walk to get your copy from your favorite bookseller. Gregg delivers an amazing thrill ride every single time he sits down and puts pen to paper. He’s one of the best! If you haven’t yet discovered his…

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IN THE BLOOD in Development as a TV Series!

IN THE BLOOD has been optioned by ITV Studios America and is being developed as a TV series adaptation by the stellar team of director Gary Fleder (Homefront, Runaway Jury, Kiss the Girls), writers Adam Targum (Banshee, The Dead Zone) and Chris Silber (NCIS: New Orleans), along with co-executive producer Mary Beth Basile (Life Unexpected)…

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Two Sentence Horror Story

I chase her over the crackling frozen lake and into the black winter forest, heart revving with effort, frigid air biting my skin. When I reach her, my hand closing over her pale dead wrist, the wind blowing her hair around her like dull fire, she slowly turns and the face I see is my…

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Creative Loafing – Award Nominations

I am honored to be nominated for two awards in the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2017 Awards – BEST BOOK and BEST FICTION WRITER. I love being a part of this thriving local arts community, so to be nominated with some of the area’s best writers (Craig Pittman, Tim Dorsey, Steph Post, etc.)…

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