Book Signing in Southern California

Book Signing in Southern California

A shout out to Southern Cal mystery fans. I’ll be reading from and signing NOT DEAD ENOUGH at The Book Carnival in Orange on Sunday, July 17, at 2 pm. Against his better judgement, Cal gets involved in a fifty-year cold case and becomes the target of a...

On Characters and Setting

In the Cal Claxton Oregon Mysteries, Cal has retreated from L.A. to an old farmhouse on an isolated ridge overlooking the Oregon wine country in the aftermath of his wife’s suicide. His daughter Claire, an uncommonly wise young woman, balked when she heard of his plan...

At the Left Coast Crime Mystery Convention

I just got back to Oregon from the Left Coast Crime convention in Phoenix, where over 700 writers, agents, publishers, publicists, and fans spent four days focused on one thing—the mystery genre. Like all artists, mystery writers need inspiration and find it in nearly...