Blog Hopping 2015

Blog posts are listed chronologically by publishing date, with the most recent at the top. To read my guest blog, simply click on the photo.

Sharon Buchbinder

Sharon Buchbinder

December 23, 2105: Sharon Buchbinder

An interview and an excerpt from The Hanged Man’s Noose on Sharon’s blog.




51e29e+WLQL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_December 16, 2015: Kevin’s Corner: When More Needs Less

The story behind my flash fiction story, BEAUTIFUL KILLER, included in the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s anthology, Flash and Bang.





Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 4.27.04 PMDecember 11, 2015: Readers Entertainment Magazine

SNEAK PEAK offers blog readers the chance to read the first three chapters.


Anneliese's Almond Crescents

Anneliese’s Almond Crescents

December 9, 2015: Handbags, Books, Whatever

Author Vicki Batman blog offers recipes, handbags, books, crafts … click to find my recipe for Anneliese’s Almond Crescents — shortbread to die for.



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Kevin Tipple

December 2, 2015: Kevin’s Corner: When Less Needs More: The Story Behind The Hanged Man’s Noose

How a short story became a novel — eventually!




Beverley Bateman

Beverley Bateman

November 24, 2015: Blogging with Beverley: Tuesdays Tips and Tweaks

Author Beverley Bateman welcomes authors to blog about their writing tips. A great series. Now I just have to follow my own advice!



southsiders 600x900 72dpiNovember 12, 2015: Dancing With Myself on Sea Minor

Nigel Bird’s blog offers authors a chance to interview themselves. Great fun!





Lesley A. Diehl

Lesley A. Diehl

November 8, 2015: Lesley A. Diehl

Lesley’s “serious issue behind the cozy” series invites authors to talk about just that. In this post, I talk about urban sprawl and not-always-wanted development!




Joanne Guidoccio

Joanne Guidoccio

November 6, 2015: Joanne Guidoccio

Joanne recently started a Second Act series, where authors talk about what they did BEFORE they were writers. Find out how I went from Credit Manager to crime writer in “Facts to Fiction.”



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October 20, 2015: Writers Who Kill

A multi-author blog with interviews on all things mystery. Thanks to Grace Topping, who read The Hanged Man’s Noose and requested that I take part.


http---murderincommon.comOctober 18, 2015: Murder in Common

Sometimes you get mentioned in a blog and you aren’t expecting it! Thanks to June Lorraine for her kind words about my blog. Be sure to check out her blog, which is one of my favorites.



October 16, 2015: AbeBooks Reading Copy,

A great place to find new, used, rare and out-of-print books, with thousands of  booksellers selling millions of books. A real treat to be interviewed for their blog, and I was thrilled to see a number of their booksellers listed The Hanged Man’s Noose!



Nicky Peacock

October 16, 2015: Nicky Peacock

Nicky is a British author of paranormal romance, horror, and fantasy fiction. She lives in the UK; her work has been published in Canada, US, Australia, UK and Ireland.




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A series of 10 not-your-usual questions from a blog in Ireland! Yes, Ireland!

Screen Shot 2015-10-03 at 11.49.43 AMSeptember 30, 2015: Omnimystery News

I love reading Omnimystery News. This particular interview  delves deeper than most. A great experience.

writetypebanner43resizedSeptember 27, 2015: The Write Type – Multi Author Musings

A repeat of my post on Debra Purdy Kong.


Debra Purdy Kong

Debra Purdy Kong

September 27, 2015: Debra Purdy Kong

A visit with author Debra Purdy Kong. Her blog is called The Writing Life, Business and Personal. Be sure to check it out!




Fooling Around With Cinderella 600x900September 24, 2015: Stacy Juba

A return visit with Stacy Juba, this time to chat about The Hanged Man’s Noose and being a pantser vs. a plotter.




September 18, 2015: Dru’s Book Musings

In addition to reviewing mystery novels, Dru invites authors to write a “Day in the Life” of the protagonist. Here’s Emily Garland, talking about why she decided to take the job as editor of Inside the Landing! An absolute hoot to write, and an honor to be on Dru’s Book Musings — I’ve been following her blog forever!

Carole Bugge, aka C.E. Lawrence

Carole Bugge, aka C.E. Lawrence

September 14, 2015: C.E. Lawrence/Carole Bugge

Carole Bugge writes suspense under the pen name C.E. Lawrence, and hosts a weekly author interview blog. I first “met” Carole when she was my Mystery I Fiction Writing tutor at Gotham Writing School. This post talks about that experience and the impact Carole made on my writing.





September 9, 2015: Shelf Pleasure

Book recommendations for women who love to read and want to share their great (and not-so-great) finds. Packed with fun and informative articles about books and authors, Shelf Pleasure is a go-to source for the latest book news and trends.

R.V. Reyes

R. V. Reyes

August 2015: Cozy in Miami/Miami Interview #20

Miami author R. V. Reyes was looking for authors with memories of Miami. If you’re interested in what igloos and alligators have in common, you have to read this post. It’s truly one of my favorites so far.





August 28, 2105: Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers

The blog of Anastasia Pollock, crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth. One of my favorite blogs, with Book Club Fridays, Cooking with Cloris (some great recipes) and lots of crafts.


title3August 20, 2015: Killer Hobbies

The combined blog home of Monica Ferris, Tracy Weber, Linda O. Johnston, and Betty Hechtman, author are invited to write about their character’s hobbies. I wrote about Emily Garland’s love of running.



Rosemary McCracken

August 13, 2015: Rosemary McCracken: Moving Targer

A prolific short story writer and author of the Pat Tierney mystery series, Rosemary took time out of her busy schedule to interview me about The Hanged Man’s Noose.




Terry Ambrose

Terry Ambrose

August 11, 2015: Terry Ambrose: Authenticity Matters

An interview with author and book reviewer Terry Ambrose. In Terry’s own words, “I like writing about con artists and liars and people that are conflicted. Maybe I’m conflicted myself. After all, I’m half computer programmer, half mystery writer.” In my interview with Terry, I talk about why authenticity matters.



Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan

August 9, 2015: Femmes Fatales: Power of Association

Thanks to Hank Phillippi Ryan, who invited me to appear on Femmes Fatales, a wonderful blog hosted by several bestselling authors. If you haven’t read Hank’s books, do yourself a favor and get started!



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New Book Fanfare on Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life

August 9, 2015: Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life

True to its name, this blog offers up a medley of all things writing related. I was beyond delighted when they chose The Hanged Man’s Noose to be part of their New Book Fanfare.





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August 5, 2015: Writer Wednesdays: Val Muller

Each Wednesday, Val Muller hosts another author on her blog. I was more than happy to pay Val another visit to talk about The Hanged Man’s Noose.




James M. Jackson

James M. Jackson

August 4, 2015: My Two Cents (Before Inflation)

James M (Jim) Jackson is the author of the Seamus McCree mystery series, and I’m a huge fan of his. I sat down with Jim to talk about everything from my writing process to the authors who inspired me. Great questions and good fun!




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Kathleen Kaska’s On Birds and Books

July 28, 2015: Welcome Back to Birds and Books Author Judy Penz Sheluk

An opportunity to tell Emily Garland’s story as Kathleen poses a number of questions to my protagonist in The Hanged Man’s Noose.




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The name comes from the common police acronym meaning “be on the look out.” (or “be on the lookout” – depending on your source). This is especially appropriate in this case, as this blog focuses on books in the mystery and thriller genre.


Donna Carrick

Donna Carrick

July 18, 2015: Carrick Publishing: The Power of “What If?”

Donna and Alex Carrick welcome me to their website, where I talk about the power of “What If?” and how it helps to form my fiction.




cropped-summer-reading-bonanza-rgb-e14357140374228July 17, 2015: Mysteristas

A blog written by a group of talented mystery writers: Kait Carson, Theresa Crater, Sarah Henning, Cynthia Kuhn, Pamela A. Oberg, Sue Star, Mary Sutton, Diane Vallere.. One of my favorite blogs to follow, it was a thrill to be part of their Summer Reading Bonanza.


Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 4.13.55 PMJuly 16, 2015: Greater St. Louis Sisters in Crime: On Regional Authors

The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication.

Val Muller with Leia and Yoda.

Val Muller with Leia and Yoda.


April 8, 2015: Writer Wednesday with Judy Penz Sheluk: What If? 

An English teacher by day, writer by night, Val Muller grew up in cold and haunted New England and has moved up and down the East Coast before finding the right balance in Northern Virginia. She has two corgis, a rambunctious and curious dog named Leia, and a kind and obedient (yet terrified) dog named Yoda. The corgis have their own page (and book series) at

Find Val and sign up for her blog at

NewBackgroundSliceBlueYellow2014January 5, 2015: Student Success

Each month, Gotham Writers Workshop publishes a newsletter and includes a “Student Success” story, based on letters submitted to the school. Since my experience with Gotham was very positive, I took the time to write in. For students of creative writing, regardless of genre, I highly recommend Gotham.

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