Friday, October 21st, 6-8PM, Spirit of 76 Bookstore, Marblehead, MA. There will be refreshments, contests, and book giveaways. Teachers, librarians, and book group leaders, there will also be a drawing for an author visit. Bring any books you have for me to sign and come help me celebrate the release! For more information.

Shutter will be released October 18th, but you can preorder now with one of the links below.



Barnes & Noble

Click here to read sneak peek pages of SHUTTER.


I’ve filled a bag full of signed books, swag, and other fun (surprise) gifts.

To enter: Follow me on Twitter and Retweet one of my many Tweets about this contest, the sneak peek pages of SHUTTER, and/or SHUTTER’s release on 10/18.

You can also earn points by adding SHUTTER to your GoodReads account; posting about the contest on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, FB, or the social media outlet of your choice.

You earn more points by helping to promote SHUTTER in some other creative way (i.e. posting on your blog).

One point for each social media posting. Just ping me so I know and/or email me all of the ways you’ve earned points:

You can find me on Twitter here:

Enter as many times as you like. I will add up all of your points (one point each for every social media post and Retweet). I will then enter your name into a drawing for each point you earn. The contest ends Monday, October 17, 6PM, EST. US only.


Cost: $100.00

I will send you, via e-mail, a 30-page packet of information and exercises for character-building, plot structure, dialogue, point-of-view, revision, and more. In addition, You can submit up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, standard margins) of writing for my editorial notes. I will critique the pages, addressing any issues, including but not limited to plot, character development, syntax, grammar, and dialogue. I will point out what I believe works and offer some advice for an overall direction.

After I give notes, I will be available via e-mail for follow up if you have questions.

This class is available now. I will take up to ten students at a time and get back to you within one week of payment.

To sign up for the online writing critique, please e-mail me:


Days: Thursdays, beginning November 3 (Dates, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Marblehead, MA
Cost: $40/each class; 6-week commitment; $240/total for first session.

Working on a novel and need the support and structure of a group? Want to start a novel, but looking for some guidance and direction? In this ongoing workshop, students will work on their novels in a fun and supportive atmosphere. In addition to reading and providing feedback on one another’s works-in-progress, we will discuss and experiment with varied literary devices, including characterization, motivation, plot, point of view, voice, setting, and dialogue. Novels of all genres are welcome.

To sign up, please e-mail me:

To sign up for the novel writing workshop, please e-mail me:

Autographed Books & Bookplates
Would you like to purchase one of my autographed titles (or better yet a whole series) for a gift or for yourself? Or would you like a personalized bookplate? Please e-mail me:

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