Category human trafficking

Rerelease of Little River: The Other Side of Paradise

In 2013, my first novel, Little River was released by SALTMedia. It was a story about human trafficking in the Caribbean and the dark pervasive web of crime and corruption that follows human misery. There are 30 million people, primarily women and children, trapped in human trafficking rings–many of which come through our cities. I […]

Is Sacramento A Serial Killer Friendly Place?

Location, location, location… I’m often asked why I chose to set my crime fiction in Sacramento, California, instead of one of the more well known west coast crime magnets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Fresno. Michael Connelly and Robert Crais have L.A. locked down with their Harry Bosch and Joe Pike series. But, Sacramento is an […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Awareness Month January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and after the hoopla of all of the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kawnaza, Black Friday and New Years) the last thing anyone wants to hear is another “special” time.  But, this is one that needs a pause in the the rush of our mindless day-to-day. Trafficking in […]

E-Book Price Drop

Little River is now available in all e-book formats for $6.99   Little River is a human trafficking thriller, set on the exotic island nation of Jamaica.  The abduction of two girls reveals a dark undercurrent on the island paradise and two parents must bargain with a ruthless trafficker for their return. How far would […]

Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Last week I posted a paperback book giveaway for “challenged” copies of Little River. Several copies were damaged in the printing process and left them not suitable for sale. But, I could give them away and that’s what I did. I appreciate the wonderful response to the giveaway and your willingness to adopt books in […]

My Lemons Are Your Lemonade (Book Giveaway)

Want a free paperback book? It seems I have an abundant harvest of Little River print lemons.  I placed an order for a book signing and the box contained several copies I felt were not suitable for sale.  Approximately 20 copies had a few creased and wrinkled pages.  Readable, but not the quality product I felt comfortable […]

Mystery Writer’s Blog Hop

There’s a new blog in town and it belongs to Cindy Brown. I met Cindy at a mystery writer’s conference, where we swapped book pitches over lunch. Cindy’s story is so unique and fresh, I’m willing to say right here and now, that MacDeath, is going to be great.  So, look for her novel’s release […]

Readers Know Best

You release your hand-fed, carefully crafted book out into the wilds and you’re bound to get feedback.  Reviews, critiques and comments from readers come in different flavors – Loved it, Hated it, or the worst feedback of all, the sound of crickets. By the time your book hits the streets, at least a dozen sets […]

Little River Giveaway Coming Soon!

I’m planning a giveaway to celebrate the release of the print edition of Little River, a human trafficking thriller set in Jamaica. Little River is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Ingram connected bookstores everywhere. I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and support during the e-book’s release and to celebrate this milestone […]

Print Tales – Six Lessons Learned on E-Book to Print Conversion

Uploading two PDF files to IngramSpark didn’t sound too daunting. I took on the challenge, converting my e-book version of Little River to print, because I encountered a significant number of readers who asked for a physical book.  SALT Media Productions, my publisher, and I worked out an amended contract to speed up the print […]