“How did you come up with this story?”

After reading or hearing about Lying in Judgment, my first novel, people often ask, “How did you come up with this story?” The truth is, this story was inspired by an experience of a frien...

A structured editing approach

Once my first draft of a novel is complete, I use a “structured” editing and revising process. What this means is that I make several editing passes through the manuscript, each one focuse...

Coming soon: A Better Part of Valor

In a few months (estimated release: mid-July), the next book in the Valorie Dawes Thrillers series will hit the shelves. Here the cover and synopsis. Information on price and pre-ordering details will...