Monthly Archives: April 2013

Midst a Manuscript Blizzard: Past and Present

In 1992, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine published the first mystery short story I wrote called The Jane Austen Murder, featuring the hypochondriac detective Micky Cardex. The short story was also included in the Murder by the Book anthology, published by … Continue reading


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Why I left engineering to write full-time

     An out-of-towner once told me that Californians were the only drivers who preceded freeway numbers with the article ‘the,’ elevating them to places rather than routes.  I don’t know if that’s true, but as a Californian it feels … Continue reading

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