At Indigo Guelph

Yesterday, I participated in a book signing at Indigo Guelph. I enjoyed meeting with the many readers and wannabe writers who stopped to chat and express an interest in my cozy mysteries and paranormal romances. As always, creative conversations are lively and full of surprises.

A special thanks to Events Manager Earl Townsend for organizing this event.









Attention: Canadian Readers

Print copies of A Different Kind of Reunion are now available at Indigo.



10 Interesting Facts About Parry Sound

Having grown up in what is often called the “Other Ontario,” I thought it was time to let cozy mystery readers discover the beauty and tranquility of the North.

Or maybe not so tranquil.

Seven murders have already taken place in the first three books of the Gilda Greco Mystery Series.

Books 1 and 2—A Season for Killing Blondes and Too Many Women in the Room—are based in Sudbury.

Book 3, A Different Kind of Reunion is based in Parry Sound. Today, I’m providing ten interesting (and not so well-known) facts about this picturesque town on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay.

Continue reading on the Sisterhood of Suspense blog.


In Praise of Older Protagonists

In my late forties, I realized that I no longer enjoyed reading novels with twenty-something and thirty-something protagonists. It felt like poking into the heads and hearts of young women who could easily be former students. While searching for novels featuring an older crowd, I discovered several late-blooming authors (Maeve Binchy, Frank McCourt, Louise Penny) who had launched successful second acts. Inspired, I decided to populate my essays, stories, and novels with Boomer women and their older sisters.

At first, I wrote primarily for the non-fiction market but later gravitated toward cozy mysteries and paranormal romances. The protagonists in both series were fifty-something women facing transitions into unexpected second acts.

Continue reading on Anna Dowdall’s blog.


Giveaway–Sizzling Summer Reads

Today, I’m participating in a Sizzling Summer Reads party sponsored by The Romance Reviews. Along with six other authors, I’m offering a prize to one lucky winner. Scroll down here and look for my question:

How many former students agreed to participate in the seance? (Note: You will get a clue)

Answer correctly and you could win an e-book of A Different Kind of Reunion.


How to Deal With Information Overload

One lost email could cost a life. A bit overly dramatic, but it didn’t stop Constable Leo Mulligan from suggesting that Gilda Greco could have prevented a former student’s death, if only she had read that email.

The storyline of A Different Kind of Reunion revolves around this overlooked email.

I would like to think that a lost email would never set in motion such dire consequences in real life situations. But still, a part of me worries about the increased inflow and outflow of information.

Continue reading on Kristina Stanley’s blog.


On Tour with A Different Kind of Reunion

Starting tomorrow and continuing until the middle of June, twenty-four of my author friends will host me on their blogs. I will be sharing posts, excerpts, and recipes with wonderful companions who have provided support and encouragement on my writing journey.

I’m hoping you’ll visit their blogs and enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway. You could win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Check daily for link updates.

May 18 – Mysteriastis Blog
May 18 – Nancy Lee Badger
May 21 – Word Wranglers
May 22 – Jacquie Biggar
May 23 – Mrs N
May 23 – Ally Shields
May 25 – Notes from a Romantic’s Heart
May 25 – Carly’s View
May 28 – Brenda Whiteside
May 29 – Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers
May 30 – Romancing the Book Blog
June 1 – Claire Gem
June 2 – Writers Who Kill Blog
June 4 – Kristina Stanley
June 5 – Sue James
June 5 – Sharon Wray
June 8 – Anna Dowdall
June 8 – Sisterhood of Suspense Blog
June 10 – That’s What I’m Talking About Blog
June 11 – Vicki Batman
June 12 – Sorchia’s Universe
June 13 – Peggy Jaeger
June 14 – Just Romantic Suspense Blog
June 15 – Buried Under Books Blog