How to Choose A Villain

It was in my first novel, which has never been published or really seen the light of day, that I first experimented with the idea of a Balkan criminal. To some it may seem disrespectful; but it’s actually quite the opposite. This may reveal something about me, I’ll regret sharing later, but I’m enthralled with […]

The Ghosts of Serbia

People often ask me, why Serbia? Why include such a remote, unfamiliar place in your novel? Why make one of the main characters Serbian? I can only tell you that if you knew the countries that make up what was once Yugoslavia, then you’d understand…

Dark Horse: the music & the concept

I’m not talking about Katy Perry; I actually didn’t know anything about her song when I started writing Dark Horse. My eleven-year-old daughter introduced me to it, proclaiming me “cool” for having come up with idea first. Not sure I can make that claim…but the concept of a Dark Horse has been rolling around at […]

Dark Horse Goodreads Giveaway & Amazon Freebies

Happy Friday! To celebrate the release of Dark Horse and a stellar launch party at Green Apple Books this week, I’m giving away a free copy to 50 winners of the Dark Horse Goodreads Giveaway. I hope you’ll enter for a chance to win below! We know many people haven’t had a chance to read […]