Award-Winning Author ~ Editor ~ Writing Instructor

Check out my Story Archives, where I post some of my stories for visitors to read.
Read the lastest, "Audition for Murder."
My latest short story publication is “My Sidekick, Jules,” appears in the SoWest: Ladykillers anthology from the Desert Sleuths chapter of Sisters in Crime. It features a critically-wounded woman who meets her dead dog at the Rainbow Bridge.

Dive into the shadowy pockets of Arizona--a world of schemes, ancient magic, mystical landscapes, and big-city intrigue. Between the covers of SoWest: Ladykillers you'll meet brazen culprits, venomous victims, and heroines who let their bold colors fly. Be prepared! Anything can happen with ladykillers on the loose. Contributing authors: Shannon Baker, Mysti Berry, Meredith Blevins, Susan Budavari, William Butler, Patricia Curren, Meg E. Dobson, Suzanne Flaig, Katherine Atwell Herbert, Alec Hillbo, Arthur Kerns, Jay Kinney, Deborah J Ledford, Merle McCann, C.W. Miiller, Kwinn Mitchell, Timothy W. Moore, Julie Morrison, Kris Neri, Toni Niesen, R K Olson, Tamera Zarr Lead Editor: Deborah J Ledford. Co-Editors: Susan Budavari, R K Olson, Meredith Blevins.

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One of my short story publication, “How to Create a Woman in Just 28 Days,” can be found in MURDER HERE, MURDER THERE, an anthology of original mysteries written by the award-winning authors of the American Crime Writers League, from Twilight Times Books and edited by R. Barri Flowers and Jan Grape.

Read more about it at Twilight Times Books

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From Red Coyote Press: MEDIUM OF MURDER: ORIGINAL STORIES OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE -- Stories that use variations on the word "medium"

Featuring my story, "Hocus Pocus on Friday the 13th"

Also featuring stories by Sarah Parkin, John Randall Williams, D.B. Reddick, Susan Budavari, Carole Sojka, Suzanne Harding, Gary Earl Ross, Gay Toltl Kinman, Gigi Vernon, Suzanne Flaig, Diana Catt, Warren Bull, Nancy Streukens, Frank Zafiro, Howard Carron, Judy Starbuck, and Rachelle Yeaman.

Other places where you'll find my stories...

Other recent anthologies in which my stories have appeared have been THE GIFT OF MURDER (Wolfmont Press), MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT (Twilight Times Books), HOW NOT TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS (Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime), HOW NOT TO SURVIVE A VACATION ((Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime), GONE COASTAL and NEVER SAFE (Seven Sisters Press), TECHNO NOIR (Zumaya Publications), BLONDES IN TROUBLE (Intrigue Press), MAP OF MURDER (Red Coyote Press).

If you read German, a number of my stories appear in German-language anthologies from Gerstenberg Verlag. They include Bei Ankunft Mord, Mord zwischen Messer & Gabel, Mord in Grünen, Mord Zum Dessert and Mord im Weinkeller. To order any of these, visit the Gerstenberg site