With so many cancellations due to Covid-19, writers and publicists have had to get creative. SORMAG’s Writer’s Cafe featured me on a recent podcast. We talked about getting started in writing, how long it may take to be successful (just what is success, anyway?) and what advice I might have for budding writers.

I am already planning a trip to Bouchercon 2022 in Minneapolis. This is a great event for writers, industry pros, and fans of mysteries. Check out their website for more info.

But there’s plenty of time before September 2022.  As events open up, I will be scheduling more time to meet readers.

The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library held their annual Author Fair on March 5. Thirty-four authors attended, including me. It was fun to get out and about and talk with library patrons and staff, as well as meet the other authors. The Poplar Bluff Library has Sweeter Than Life in their collection, and any Missouri library that is a part of the Evergreen system can order it.

I had a table at two church bazaars in November and December 2019, where I sold my books in themed gift baskets–e.g., Until Proven Innocent‘s basket contained items like gloves, notebooks, pens, and grandparent-themed gifts. Don’t Fear, My Darling‘s baskets had popcorn, Dr. Pepper, lavender soap and hair accessories. Both were a hit. Thank you to everyone who bought a basket or a book!

Wesley UMC Stop n Shop



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 was Small Business Saturday in Festus. I was honored to share the day with my favorite indie bookstore, Books Galore. Thank you for supporting small businesses this holiday season!


Books Galore, November 24, 2018

Dunaway Books, January 20, 2019

You can find Until Proven Innocent in stock at Dunaway Books.


The Poplar Bluff library hosted its 5th annual Author Event on March 2, 2019.

Gateway Con, June 2019

Thanks to Books Galore in Festus for a great day on August 17, 2019. This is an excellent standalone independent bookstore, loaded with every type and genre of book. They have vinyl and CDs, too!

Books Galore in Festus


St. Louis Public Library’s Author Breakfast on September 28, 2019 was a great success. Thanks to Jennifer and the staff at the Carondelet branch for making us authors, and our guests, welcome.

SLPL Author Breakfast 2019

photo credit-Jennifer Jaros

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