Your Chance to Be a Movie Mogul!

My good pal Andy Mingo is putting the finishing touches on his hilarious short film, "Georgie's Big Break," which features an appearance by yours truly!  Also, my dashing husband Marc worked as assistant director on the project.  As you know, though, movie's aren't cheap, and Andy has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money needed to finish it up.  Go on over to the Kickstarter page, check out the trailer, and chip in if you're so inclined.  Every dollar helps.  Literally.

NPR's 100 Best Killer Thrillers


Last week had its readers vote on the top 100 thriller novels of all time, and when they released the results, "Heartsick" had squeaked in right at number 100!  Thanks to everyone who voted for it, and check out the full results here.



Good Food (and a Story) for a Good Cause

On August 20th I'll be participating in a great event called Dinner at My House for Our House.  It's a benefit for Our House, a Portland nonprofit which provides healthcare, housing, and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.  For $75, you get a tantalizing dinner in a fascinating setting, and I'll be on hand with a special story written just for the occasion.  For details, click here.  

Trade paperback covers

Hey everybody!  I just got a look at the covers for the new trade paperback editions of Heartsick and Sweetheart, and I have to say they're great.  Classy stuff, really--you'd never know from looking at them the sort of twisted stuff waiting inside!  They're due out July 20, with Evil at Heart following on August 31.  So get your orders in now, here and here and here.  No collection is complete without them, and they make fabulous Labor Day gifts!

Some Advice

My tips, for the about-to-be-published author. This is what I wish I knew about getting published before it happened to me.  Click here for the full list of pointers.



I'm sorry.  I've been neglecting my blog.  Lots of events going on--glad to see YOU. And hope to see you  and you at one of them soon!



Don't be a picky reader. Be a literary omnivore.

Check out this rare and meaty short!

Current Amazon recommendations based on my browser history: A Review.

Gone: An Alex Delaware Novel.   (I own this, so okay.)

The Sociopath Next Door (Non-fiction – I might actually check it out.  I DO have some weird neighbors.)

The Mysterious Benedict Society – Kindle Edition.  (This is a kids’ book!  Do eight-year-olds even own Kindles? I do have a Kindle, but I have never downloaded any children’s fiction on it.)

Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain. (Okay.  You caught me.  I’ve been checking my ranking, and Amazon clearly thinks I must be VERY interested in this book since I look at it several times a day.  Well, Amazon, sorry to disappoint you, but I already have a bunch of copies.  However I might buy some more, just to boost my ranking.  Plus, I hear it’s great!  Thanks for suggesting it!)

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