Let’s Party: Book Launch for A Flash of Red


I am thrilled to be partnering with a true community institution in State College, PA, for my Book Launch party later this week. Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe has provided books, conversation, and camaraderie to downtown State College since 1974. Their store features new and used books across all genres while also providing exposure to local authors in the State College area. Their cafe features fair-trade, organic coffees and their milk comes from our own local dairy, Meyer’s Dairy. A variety of vegan, gluten-free, and made-from-scratch options, both sweet and savory, are available as well, which means you can get a barista-styled cappuccino, a delish scone or sandwich, and sit down in their cafe to read you newest literary discovery (or an old favorite).

In other words, Webster’s is a very special store indeed, and I am so proud to have them host my Book Launch Party. Hope to see you there!

A Flash of Red

Book Launch Party

Friday, Feb. 3

Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe

133 E. Beaver Ave.
State College, PA 16801

Phone: (814) 272-1410

Free Admission
Author Reading, Book Signing, & Delicious Refreshments






It’s Official–I’m a Crime Writer!

Just a little over a week after the debut of my psychological thriller, A Flash of Red, and my excitement is still at stratospheric levels. Thrilling news just keeps descending from the sky in quick succession.

Here’s my mental ticker-tape of the last 7 days:

  1. Your debut novel is out–go celebrate!

  2. You’re an official member of the Crime Writer’s Association! (celebration continues; Christmas cookies are broken out of their sweet slumber in the freezer and enjoyed by the family)


3. People are reviewing your novel, and they like it. A lot! (celebration shifts to wine in front of the fireplace with hubby, as it’s after 5 somewhere and the children are watching The 100)


4. Your box of books for distributing to libraries, local bookstores, and the like arrives. You hold your finished book in your hands for the first time. (and let your pit-bull, Jasper, get his paws on it too, as you are convinced that, if he had opposable thumbs, he’d be a writer too)

5. My tour with Sage’s Blog Tours set off this week with several stops, including a review from the head reader herself, Sage. And what did she think?

“Reading this novel was a wild ride.”

“I found this novel to be fascinating. . .”

(high-fives from my entire family, hubby and kiddos, ensues. Jasper, alas, due to his aforementioned lack of thumbs, must make do with a muzzle-snuggle)


My cup runneth over this week. . .Thank you to all of my readers for your support. I’m thrilled (pun totally intended) that you are enjoying A Flash of Red. When you get a chance, make sure to get your review up on Amazon and my Goodreads page–it is a huge help in getting other readers interested in trying a new author.

Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways over the next few weeks–the fun continues!