A sneak peek at The Devil Makes Three

The action of my new Southern gothic horror novel, The Devil Makes Three, kicks off on Indigenous People's Day. And the book officially releases this week, October 14. So I thought now would be a good time to show off a sample chapter. xoxo Lucy Serena had come home to Saxon County two years before … Continue reading A sneak peek at The Devil Makes Three

It’s Peach Season, Y’all

This week's update from The Bitter Southerner is all about peaches. (Do y'all read The Bitter Southerner? If you don't, you should - it's the best overview of the best things about the so-called New South I've seen; I like it way better than the Oxford American.) August is prime peach season, and I am … Continue reading It’s Peach Season, Y’all

The Hips of the Eel – Slang in the 1920s

One of the most fun things about writing Stella Hart is her dialogue. She's a classic, F. Scott Fitzgerald-style New York flapper working in Hollywood as a silent movie actress and running around the globe solving murders with her hunky love interest, George Barrington, 13th Baronet of Kingsley-on-Pike. And she talks like a party girl … Continue reading The Hips of the Eel – Slang in the 1920s

Sneak peek – Chapter 1 of The Baronet Unleashed

The third Stella Hart mystery is available now for pre-order from Falstaff Crush. This is the one that takes place in Hollywood in the 1920s, and it's an absolute scream. You'll love it, I promise. Click the cover to ... oh. You want a sample before you're ready to commit. Fine then. Have a look … Continue reading Sneak peek – Chapter 1 of The Baronet Unleashed

The Passion of Miss Cuthbert

I have a new book out. It’s called The Passion of Miss Cuthbert, and it’s the second in my series of romantic mysteries starring amateur detective Stella Hart. Stella is a silent movie actress in the 1920s whose stepfather owns an English manor house. Her fiancé and partner in crime-solving is George Barrington, Thirteenth Baronet … Continue reading The Passion of Miss Cuthbert

Black Romance Matters

I have a book of my own coming out this week, and trust me, I'll be telling you all about it. But watching the news and talking to my friends and reading the internet this week, I feel like it's more important to shine my little spotlight on books from some of the amazing Black … Continue reading Black Romance Matters

Three Things I Love (About Winter Knight)

Winter Knight, the book I have coming out on February 11, 2020, is the only romance I've ever written just for me. I love all my kissy book stories, all my heroines, all my heroes. But with Winter Knight, I asked myself, if I was on Amazon or at the bookstore looking for a romance … Continue reading Three Things I Love (About Winter Knight)

An Outlaw Meaner than Krampus

Hey Kittens - in case I haven't mentioned it, there's what I consider to be a really sweet Christmas story in Bury Me Not called "Cowboys and Krampus." Here's a little sneak peek: By suppertime, the snow was drifted halfway up the windows downstairs, and the hotel was full enough to bust. People had drifted … Continue reading An Outlaw Meaner than Krampus

The Paperback Rack at the Big Star

Every writer has a touching story about their favorite bookstore or library as a child, the place where they discovered the ineffable delights of literature. I can go on at great length about my love for Miss Daisy at the Chester County Library or my swoon of ecstasy the first time I walked into the … Continue reading The Paperback Rack at the Big Star