The Konrath Effect

I am a huge fan of Joe Konrath. I first encountered Joe maybe fifteen years ago at a Backspace writers conference in New York. He was in one of the panels, making waves as I remember – in a good way. But what I remember most was him scurrying around sprinkling...

Interview with Jungle Red Writers

Nasty! The smarmy side of Florida from author Tom Turner HALLIE EPHRON: Tom Turner sounds like a character out of MAD MEN. He ran a bar in Vermont after college, then moved to New York where he worked as a copywriter at Manhattan advertising agencies, then moved to...

A WOMAN I WAS LUCKY TO KNOW

June 18, 2015, Charleston, SC. Two months ago I went to an event to read and talk about my recently published novel, Palm Beach Nasty. The venue was a library in West Ashley, just over the bridge from Charleston. I was greeted by an elegant lady who immediately made...

Good Times at Sleuthfest

  Sleuthfest is one of the great writers conferences. Held in Deerfield Beach, Florida, I have been to it four times, three as writer wannabe and this past Spring as published author, panelist and moderator. Back in 2008 Lee Child was the what I call the...