Snowbound, YA Dark Fantasy by Maria Alexander

I'm here to blog about Snowbound, Maria Alexander's second installment in her Yule Trilogy series. Usually when I write about the second book in a series, I'm quick to say, "it can stand alone." But that is not the case here. You really have no idea what's happening unless you've first read Snowed, (Bram Stoker Winner for Superior Achievement in a YA novel and Anthony Award nominee).

Authors not to be missed at Bouchercon 2018



In 2016 I wrote an article for The Big Thrill about Susanna Calkin's A Death Along the River Fleet. A Death Along the River Fleet was the fourth in a series that started with A Murder at Rosamund's Gate, about Lucy Campion, chambermaid, who must use her wits and every other available resource to solve a mur

Nancy Cohen's Hair Brained nominated for RPLA


Nancy Cohen’s latest novel, Hair Brained  is a Finalist in the RPLA. Hair Brained is the fourteenth installment in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series, starring Marla Shore (now Marla Vail), a Florida salon owner who is as good at solving mysteries as she is at styling hair. Titles in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries have made the IMBA bestseller list, been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, won a Readers' Favorite gold medal, and earned third place in the Arizona Literary Awards.

"The Drive-by" nominated for RPLA Award!



My short story, The Drive-by, originally published in the Anthology Busted: Arresting Stories from the Beat (Level Best Books 2017) is a finalist in the published short story genre category of the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) competition.

Awards are announced at the Florida Writer's Association Banquet at the FWA Conference in Altamonte Springs on October 20th. 

I'm very pleased my story placed, as my novel, The Saffron Crocus, won best YA Historical in 2015.