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LivePD Witnesses: Ah, Now I Get It

LivePD Witnesses: Ah, Now I Get It

After watching LivePD (see my first blog on that experience), I better understand the reactions of the police officers in a situation a couple years ago. I was stopped in traffic in the western suburbs of Chicago, waiting to make a left turn at a light, with my...
Ride Along With LivePD

Ride Along With LivePD

LivePD is back on A&E. Have you seen it? It’s on Friday and Saturday nights, following several jurisdictions around the country each weekend — Texas, Illinois, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona, Washington, Florida, Utah, Kentucky … and probably...
Mystery Authors You Should Meet

Mystery Authors You Should Meet

Want to meet and mix with some terrific mystery writers? I did at the Malice Domestic mystery conference last weekend in Bethesda, Md., and want to share that with all of you. I also met amazing readers – oh, my, yes, I did. The dedication, diversity of reading,...

Guest author Pauwels on Wyoming 911

Cyndi and I met and hit it off at the great Magna Cum Murder mystery writers conference last October in Indianapolis. We’d been chatting for a while when she mentioned her background as a 911 operator in Wyoming, and I pounced!  I am excited to share with you...

Consumer Tip No. 6: When NOT to Help Out

In honor of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, my assistant Kay Coyte is writing for my newsletter and blog a series of consumer tips inspired by TV reporter Elizabeth Danniher. They frequently cover fraud perpetrated on seniors citizens, with helpful advice...

Book Signing! (Why They’re Rare)

A rare book signing appearance for moi! I will be speaking at the mystery conference Magna Cum Murder at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 29, appearing on two panels — A Nose for Murder: Do Protagonists Need to Be Professionals? and Alpha to...