Thursday, October 15, 2020

Events- You CAN have a fun Zoom Meeting!

 Tonight I'm moderating a Zoom Making a Mystery panel, where we take audience suggestions to build a mystery with talented authors. 

Register here:

Sponsored by the Sisters in Crime and the Groton Library.

The Tewksbury Library is sponsoring a new Writer's Group, which I'll be facilitating. 

Next online event is Tuesday, Oct 20th, at 7.

Guest speaker- author Ursula Wong

Register here:

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Spooky Stories for Halloween- With Free option!

What a month! It's been a thorough up and down fright ride, for sure.

So tired of all the real horror.

To get your mind off that, here's some fictional scary stuff that you can read- or listen to.

Just in time for Halloween month!

My collection of five short stories, The Return of Fear, is now available as an audiobook!

Narrated by the talented Ken Strecker, a perfect break to give you some chills.

Better yet, you can get it for FREE with a no-cost Audible trial!
(Or just 6 bucks without- the price of a sub!)

Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 4, 2020

More Happenings- Books, Features, New Groups

Hello Campers! Many more writerly events happening.

With print books not being easy to sell face-to-face these days, have not needed to order many. But some bookstores, like Letterpress Books up in Portland, Maine, are selling online, and so requested some of my latest. I've been busy since the shutdown in March, publishing one novel and two story collections (while working on two other novels and a big non-fiction book)!

Recently, I got my first sellable print copies for all three of the latest in one batch!
Neptune City
Deadly Encounters
The Return of Fear

They look great! Both story collections are in audiobook production, and should be available soon.

To top off the latest highs of a great interview with Linda McHenry and a terrific review of A Sharp Medicine from Big Al's Books and Pals site, I was also featured on the blog of the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime.

More coming up- the Tewksbury Library is sponsoring a new Writer's Group, which I'll be facilitating. Our first online event is Tuesday, Sept. 15th, at 7.

Registration is required. Register by calling 978-640-4490,
emailing or visiting the online
calendar of events at

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Great Review- and Video Trailer for Interview- and a Mystery Making Panel- and a new audiobook

Lots of news---

Great review for A Sharp Medicine (#5 in the Zack Taylor series) from one of the popular reviewing bloggers!

And here's a wicked cool video trailer for my upcoming interview with Linda McHenry's writer's podcast:

Air date for the full interview is Wednesday, August 26th.

We had a great time at the Wilmington Library-and Sisters in Crime- sponsored Mystery Making Panel, with fellow authors Connie Johnson Hambley, Edith Maxwell, and Lorraine Nelson.
There's a recording of that available. Contact the library for more information.

And my audio book for Deadly Encounters- 3 Zack Taylor Stories should be available this coming week.
Narrated by Daniel Fagan.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Help an Iconic Bookstore

It comes as no surprise to most that established businesses are hurting from the blow to in-store shopping. One particularly hard-hit center is the New England Mobile Book Fair, our local beloved meeting place for readers and writers. They have been great for the community, and more than generous to patrons and area writers. They've held in-store music classes, and many programs, giving artists of all stripes a venue to meet the public. They're an important piece of culture for our region.

Like many others, they've been socked from the drop in revenue. They've started a GoFundMe campaign to see if they can stay alive. If you can, please consider a donation to this worthy cause. Please help spread the word to all readers who love books and support the places to get them.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Two new books out!

The way I deal with this plague is to get more books out for you to read.

So here are the latest- and each is about the price of a coffee! Enjoy!

(Print coming soon, and audiobooks are up for narrator auditions!)

Grieving over a past tragedy, troubled ex-con Zack Taylor has spent a lifetime in the shadows. He has finally found a measure of peace in Maine, helping others as a way of dealing with his grief, guilt, and rage. But he finds even simple problems have unintended consequences, and danger lurks in the most unlikely places. 

In these three tales, Zack encounters murderous individuals who hide below a surface of normality. He uncovers more than he bargained for at every turn, and must deal with the fallout of taking on deadly people willing to kill. 

And The Return of Fear: A 5 Story Collection  (scary stories)

Here are five scary stories about different types of terrors that haunt us. Some are deserved, some come from pits of evil for the innocent. These tales come together for the first time to keep you up at night. Enjoy the ride on the scary rollercoaster. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Mystery Making Panels!

This Summer, I'll be taking part in two Mystery Making online panels.

These fun events are hosted by the Sisters in Crime, and we have a panel of authors taking suggestions from the audience to build a mystery on the spot! Improv time!

Held via Zoom, the audience logs in and contributes as we cobble together character names, plots, ideas, and scenarios for a group effort on a new mystery. Listeners get to see how different concepts shape the mystery type and tone, and how one idea can spark a whole new direction.

We usually come up with some good stuff- I wrote a killer story based on a character name from one of these, and usually get ideas for a few more things.

We used to do these in person, but now it's more convenient for folks to log on and take part, even from far away. So come join the fun!

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Zoom event given by A Freethinker's Corner
652 Central Ave, ste. 1 Dover, NH  03820

In this fun, fast-paced improv game, a virtual event on Zoom, authors Coralie Jensen, Linda Shenton Matchett, Maureen Milliken, and Dale T. Phillips, will brainstorm to construct a brand new mystery using suggestions from the audience.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Wilmington Memorial Library (virtual event, link given upon request to
175 Middlesex Ave. Wilmington, MA  01887

In the fun, fast-paced improv virtual event, authors, Connie Hambley, Edith Maxwell, Dale T. Phillips, and Lorraine Sharma Nelson, will brainstorm to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions from the audience.