Events & Media


Judging Silver Falchion Awards – June, July, August 2023

I am part of the team judging mystery, thriller, and suspense novels for the Killer Nashville International Writers’ 18th Annual Conference (August 17-20, 2023) Silver Falchion Awards. Excited to be reading some great mysteries and thrillers!

Black Rose Writing Author Fest – Sept. 16, 2023

San Antonio, Texas. I will be attending a day-long conference for authors of my new publisher, Black Rose Writing. Can’t wait to meet my publishing team in person and many of my fellow BRW authors!

Waunakee Library Author Showcase – Sept. 23, 2023

Oh my gosh! So many great local authors are going to be part of the Waunakee Library Author Showcase on Sept. 23. Mary Joy and I will read from one of our mystery novels (which one is still a mystery!), and we will have our books available for purchase and signing. The time frame is 10am-Noon. Check back for more information as we get closer to the date. I’ll post the link as soon as it is made available.

Books & Brews Podcast – October 2023

I will be joining my On the Road mysteries co-writer Mary Joy Johnson to participate in the Books  & Brews Podcast, hosted by Laura Vosika and Michael Agnew. The specific time and access details will be announced when we get closer to the event.

Publication Day for Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles – May 9, 2024

My new historical fiction novel, Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles is scheduled for release in e-book and print formats on May 9, 2024. Stay tune for updates on when pre-ordering will be available. And if you’d like an advance copy to read and review, use the contact form to let me know.

Save the Date! – May 23, 2024 

You are invited! Come celebrate the debut of my new book, Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles. We are planning a Launch Party at Mystery to Me Bookstore on Monroe Street in Madison. Time: 6pm. More details will be coming, but in the meantime, sign up for my newsletter to keep up-to-date with the book launch progress.


What I’ve Been Busy Doing

Hedberg Public Library Book Fest – June 24, 2023

Join Christine DeSmet (author of the Fudge Shop mystery series) and myself at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, WI as we present a workshop on writing dialogue — Elevated Writing:15 Dialogue Techniques to Create Masterful Prose. Specific time to be announced.

Glenn Stephens Elementary School – May 17, 2023

I’m excited to be joining Ms. Nelson’s 5th grade literacy class for the afternoon to talk about revision and editing in writing. Always great to connect with young writers.