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My Best Reads of 2018

  • February 15, 2019

Every writer I know is a reader at heart. We all grew up devouring great books, and then some switch tripped in our brains and made us want to create our own. I’m always fascinated by what other folks are reading, too—every flight or train ride, I catch myself looking at the covers of the […]

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Truth is stranger…

  • February 8, 2019

Truth is stranger than fiction. I’m sure y’all have all heard the saying, but I can add a bit of twist: truth is especially strange when it mirrors fiction. Before the fiction even goes on sale.  Last week on Facebook, I revealed the fabulous cover for the new Nichelle Clarke novel, DEADLY POLITICS. A few readers […]

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Writing Where I Live

  • February 3, 2019

I love Richmond.  Sure, the Texas girl in me still gets a little choked up at the sight of an old gray barn across a sea of bluebonnets, but Virginia has become home for my family in the last thirteen years.  Folks have asked me why I “decided” to set my Nichelle Clarke series here, and I’m […]

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From rabbit trails to an intricate web: keeping writing fun

  • January 22, 2019

A hot mess.   That’s how I would describe my rough drafts, and I’m probably being kind to myself there. Way back when Nichelle first popped into my head locked in that car trunk and proceeded to pester me to write her story, I tried to make an outline. It did not go well.   It’s been a minute, […]

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Two series, three kids, and adapting to change

  • January 11, 2019

Every word for itself. I’ve said it a million times, usually behind a smile as I answer a question about juggling three little ones and more than twice that many novels. It’s still true six years into writing full time, though the meaning—like my process—has evolved. In the beginning: bedlam When Front Page Fatality sold, my […]

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November 2018

  • November 26, 2018

I hope your Thanksgiving was as lovely as ours! November has been another busy month here, and I’ve spent most of it either revising DEADLY POLITICS, the new Nichelle Clarke novel, or driving children to or from basketball practice.   Good news on both fronts: the book is in good shape and almost ready to […]

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October 2018

  • October 15, 2018

Happy Halloween, y’all! It’s been a busy October here, getting back into the full swing of school and sports for the littles and finishing the new Nichelle Clarke novel. Fun news was in plentiful supply here this month, too.First, I have a complete draft of DEADLY POLITICS that I’m currently working away at revising. When […]

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September 2018

  • September 14, 2018

I hope your September was as wonderful as mine! It’s been a month of excitement and good news around here. I have so much fun stuff to share with you today, I’m just going to jump right in!Breaking news first: I signed last week with Severn River Publishing for the first book in a brand […]

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August 2018

  • August 14, 2018

Did anyone see where August went? It seems I spent a week at the beach with my family, turned around twice, and here it is almost Labor Day. I’ve been busy this past month, writing the new Nichelle Clarke novel, keeping up with my littles, and meeting readers at the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival in […]

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Deleted Scene from Buried Leads

  • August 6, 2018

This is what folks in the publishing industry call “killing your darlings,” because I adore this scene, but it wasn’t strictly necessary to the mystery in BURIED LEADS. Maybe it will turn up in another of Nichelle’s stories someday—but for now, I hope y’all enjoy it. -LynDee   DELETED SCENE from BURIED LEADS:   “Baseball […]

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