November 4, 2013

Introducing Retired Albany Police Detective Jake Barnes and my 4th novel, In the Game

It’s 1999. Robert “Jake” Barnes has been forced to retire as detective on the Albany (NY) Police Department due to health issues only months after his wife died of cancer. Rather than work in his garden or take up golf, however, Jake still yearns to be a useful member of society. Then, the name of a local dentist appears in a newspaper story about the death of a young professional woman on a singles group trip––the same man whose name had come up twice before in connection with the deaths of women he’d been dating. Although Jake’s daughter is concerned that he’ll jeopardize his health, he decides to get back into the game and begins to work the case. Given […]
May 8, 2012

Making the Grade — Now Available in All Formats

No matter how much care one takes as a writer to craft a good story with characters that people will care about and no matter how much help you have from editors, critique partners, friends and family, when a new book is launched, most writers–myself included–wait anxiously for readers’ responses. I feel gratified and relieved therefore that the first people who read Making the Gradetold me that they liked it. Now I can concentrate on publicizing its availability. To that end, if you are interested in obtaining a print or digital copy of Making the Grade — a police procedural set in Albany, New York in the year 2000, please use the links on the Making the Grade page on […]