Happy New Year!

Well, okay, I'm a little late.

So yes, one resolution is to keep up this blog better than I have been, or at least post links to the blogs I do at Murderati, Storytellers Unplugged, and MUSE.

This is the round up. Um… catch up:

THE HARROWING is now on sale in paperback from St. Martin's Press, and has just been released in Germany as DIE INSCRIFT and in France as LE CERCLE MEURTRIER. (Now why didn't I think of that title?)

My second book, THE PRICE, is a supernatural thriller set in an eerie Boston hospital that explores troubling questions of what we are willing to do for love… or personal gain. It comes out in hardcover from St. Martin's on February 20, and I'm of course touring, starting in San Diego at the Southern California Writers Conference on February 15. My tour schedule is here, and you can see the book trailer here.

I've also contracted with St. Martin's for my next two supernatural thrillers, the first of which is due March 1, which is why you haven't heard much from me lately! I've always wanted to do a story based on the real-life work of Dr. J.B. Rhine in the Duke parapsychology department, the first dedicated university parapsychology lab in this country. In this next book, a couple of modern-day psychologists attempt to duplicate one of the Rhine poltergeist investigations, with ominous results.

I also have a story I really love in THE DARKER MASK, an illustrated noir superhero anthology, coming out from Tor in August.

And this is very cool. I've recently teamed up with three other female dark suspense authors: Sarah Langan, Sarah Pinborough, and Deborah LeBlanc. We just launched our own website and blog, MUSE Four, and are collaborating on an anthology of interconnected novellas. I'm very excited about the MUSE anthology and to be working with such a great group of dark and powerful women. We are collectively writing a regular column for the brand-new online dark suspense magazine, DarkScribe. Our focus is, of course, on the more feminine aspects of suspense, mysteries, thrillers, and horror, and you can read more about it here.

And on the screenwriting front – well, I'm currently on strike with the rest of the Writers Guild of America, which you can read much more about here. I am proud to be on strike for vital creative rights and fair participation in the profit made from our work, and also very glad to be writing novels and retaining my copyright.

With two books and my MUSE novella due sooner than I want to think about, I don't plan to be doing much more than convention traveling in the near future. Luckily I love all that, and can't wait to do some performing with Heather Graham's Slush Pile Players at Romantic Times in April as well.

Wishing everyone the best year ever, and hope to see everyone on the convention trail this year.

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