My journey to published author has been a long road. I’ve wanted to write a book since I was five-years-old so I clearly took a lot of detours, wrong turns and spent a lot of time stuck—in traffic and in life. Like any good plotter, I view my divide that journey into three acts Continue reading The Third Act…
Hollywood Homicide came out earlier this month. The best way to describe my launch? Magical. So magical I’m still processing it all. I’ll do a more in depth blog post later but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the pics from my Launch party at Book Culture in Manhattan. Thanks to everyone for helping make my day special. (And to Carucha L. … Continue reading Photos From the Hollywood Homicide Book Launch
Last year, someone called me a unicorn. It’s not because I am super cute or love hanging out in a forest. And thankfully, it’s also not because I have a horn sticking out of my forehead. It’s because I’m a black woman mystery writer who pens a series involving a black woman protagonist. As much as it kills me to say this, I’m rare around … Continue reading Diverse Voices: Same as Me
My book is out August 8, which means that people will be reading my book. I won’t be one of them. Let me explain. My journey to published writer has been an interesting one, especially in the year since I got my deal. Having dreamed of this moment for almost a lifetime, I thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. Of course, there … Continue reading More Surprising Revelations as a Debut Author…
A couple of months ago, I shared three debut thrillers that I was super excited about. Continuing with that theme, there are three more mysteries and thrillers I can’t wait to see in my local bookstore . Emphasis on “can’t wait” because they aren’t ot yet. Who: Kristen Lepionka What: THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK (Minotaur Books) Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful … Continue reading Drop Everything and Pre-Order These Debuts!
I’ve been writing professionally in some form for over 15 years now. I’ve gotten pretty good when people suggest I make necessary changes to something I wrote that I might not want to do. For example, my debut has had three titles. I never once complained when my agent then my publisher wanted to change it. I just went with it like, “You want to … Continue reading The Perfect Hollywood Ending?
When it comes to real estate—and, in this case, books—location is everything. As the name suggests, Hollywood Homicide takes place in, well, Hollywood. Dayna and her cohorts travel all over Los Angeles in the name of detective work. I figured it’d be fun to share a few of my favorite real life locations. Platinum Motorsport: 7327 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles Platinum is an auto customization … Continue reading See and Be Seen: The Locations of Hollywood Homicide
Can you have a crush on an inanimate object? Because I’m completely and totally in love with my cover, and I figured I’d share a bit of my journey of finding true love.