#MCM: My Favorite Men in Mystery

If you spend as much time on Instagram as I do, then you already know about #MCM aka Man Crush Monday. Every Monday, you’re supposed to post a pic of your favorite men along with the hashtag #MCM. (Don’t worry ladies, we get our turn on Wednesday with the equally fun #WCW, Woman Crush Wednesday!) Since today is Monday, I figured it would be a … Continue reading #MCM: My Favorite Men in Mystery

Five Must Read Mysteries by Diverse Authors

As anyone who’s spoken to me for more than .000002 seconds knows. I’m super passionate about having more diversity in my beloved mystery genre. As you might imagine, I get a lot of people asking me for recommendations of mysteries and thrillers written by diverse authors. Here are five new books I’m super excited about:

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Repost: The Inside Story on my Hollywood Ending Cover!

I’m still on a Chicks hiatus dealing with the death of my father on March 31. (Thank you to everyone who has reached out with such kind words. And a huge thank you to my fellow Chicks for being so supportive and for donating to My Brother’s Keeper in my dad’s name.)

Since I didn’t want to miss my post week on the schedule, I figured I’d take a page from Ellen and repost the story on my own cover reveal late last year.  Continue reading “Repost: The Inside Story on my Hollywood Ending Cover!”

The Inside Story on my Hollywood Ending Cover!

If you don’t follow me on social media, you might have missed the cover for book 2 in the Detective by Day mysteries. Thought I’d share the cover and a few insights… My publisher is no joke when it comes to coming up with the perfect covers for their series. Unlike some publishers, the cover is on the first things they work on. My editor … Continue reading The Inside Story on my Hollywood Ending Cover!

Chicks Interview: V.M. Burns

I first met Valerie (aka V.M. Burns) when I invited her to join ’17 Scribes, a group of  authors with their debut novels coming out in 2017. With both of us being black and writing amateur detective novels, we became fast friends. So I was thrilled when she let me read an advanced copy of her debut, The Plot is Murder! (Full disclosure: I may have begged … Continue reading Chicks Interview: V.M. Burns