Friday, June 19, 2009

"The Fallen" is nominated for a Barry Award!

I'm so pleased and honored to announce that "The Fallen," which appeared in the August 2008 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, has received a nomination for Best Short Story for the Barry Awards!

Barry Awards are named in memory of avid mystery fan Barry Gardner. The Barrys are voted on by readers of Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures. Winners will be announced at the 40th annual Bouchercon, which will be held October 15-18, 2009 in Indianapolis.

For a full list of nominees in all categories, click here:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Audio Books!

New audio books are now available!
You can now listen to
Goodnight, Irene
Sweet Dreams, Irene
Dear Irene,
Remember Me, Irene
on Recorded Books. Click here for a link:
The books are unabridged and are also available at and other audio book sites.

Other titles are on the way!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Why it's a good time to read Bones

Pocket Books has just released a new paperback edition of Bones!

For those of you who haven't read it in a while, this might be a good time to re-read it. Why?

Let's just say that in the book I'm writing now, Nick Parrish is making the news again.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

California Crime Writers Conference

I'll be at the California Crime Writers Conference, sponsored by the LA chapters of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, on Sunday, June 14th at 2:00 PM. I'll be teaching a session with Doug Lyle, "CSI: The Real Facts." The event is being held at the The Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA. This is part of a two-day conference for writers that should be very helpful for those of you who are working on manuscripts. Hope to see some of you there!

I have some news about Bones and Liar, but I'll save that for the next post. A deadline and a few other matters have kept me from being more active on the blog, but don't give up on me!