I’m the award-winning author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series: THE SEX CLUB, SECRETS TO DIE FOR, THRILLED TO DEATH, PASSIONS OF THE DEAD, DYING FOR JUSTICE, and LIARS, CHEATERS & THIEVES. My novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene and Crimespree magazines and are a Readers Favorite Award winner.
I also have three standalone thrillers, THE BABY THIEF, THE GAUNTLET ASSASSIN,and THE SUICIDE EFFECT. When not plotting murders, I enjoy cycling, social networking, performing standup comedy, attending mystery conferences, and editing fiction manuscripts. I’ve also been known to jump out of airplanes.
Professional info: I'm an award-winning journalist, who's earned the Grand Neal Award for trade magazines.
Personal info: I love to be outside; I have no pets or children currently living with me (yeah!); I'm both cynical and optimistic.
I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, Dorothy L, Murder Must Advertise, 4MA, Book Place, MySpace, Facebook, LibraryThing, GoodReads, and Shelfari.
I read mystery/suspense novels and futuristic thrillers.
Favorite authors: Lawrence Sanders, John Sanford, Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, Harlan Coben, Leslie Glass, Elmore Leonard, Rex Stout, John MacDonald, Laura Lippman, Anne Rule, and Perry O'shaughnessy.
I have also enjoyed: Stephen King, James Lee Burke, John Grisham, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwall, Scott Turrow, Edward Stewart, James M. Cain, PG Wodehouse, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, and many others.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV shows: House, Gray's Anatomy, Dexter, John Stewart, and Real Time with Bill Maher
Movies: comedies (except those with Will Farrell) and thrillers
Some oddball favorites movies: Princess Bride, Total Recall, Duets, V for Vendetta