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I'm a suspense author, speaker and writing contest judge. Feisty women survivors and strong, brainy men are my specialty, because they are the characters that most interest me, both in life and fiction.

My recent releases, The Elijah Black Trilogy, feature a male/female detective team on the hunt for serial killers in New York. 

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Inspiration for the Week

Writer's Book:

 

Mastering Suspense Structure and Plot

by

Jane K. Cleland 

 

Quote of the Week

 

What else is there to write about than love and loss? 

Alice Hofman 

 

 

Nifty Novel:

 

Desperate Creed

by

Alex Kava 

 

Southwest
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Training of Foals
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The Dianne Plan

I just got back from the wonderful Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference in Oklahoma City. This is my favorite conference and, as always, I had an amazing time.  We had a lot of fun at both of my presentations and I got to meet a lot of upcoming writers with terrific projects in the making. I can't wait to go back next year. 

My first book in The Elijah Black Trilogy came out April 27th with books #2 and #3 out on May 25th and June 22nd. These books feature a male/female detective team on the hunt for killers in New York. Two more books are in development that will keep me busy for the rest of the year.

My next conference will be at Killer Nashville in Nashville, TN on August 18th to the 21st. This is another terrific conference with a lot of wonderful speakers, a great bookroom, banquet as well as critique and pitch opportunities.  

I hope this year brings you everything you desire.