THE AGATHA BEST FIRST NOVEL NOMINEE BLOG HOP!
Join the debut novelist nominees as we visit the following blogs!
February 20 ~ Writers Who Kill start with writing and ends at the Olympics
March 2 ~ Chicks on the Case Central Casting – who do you see portraying Mer?
March 12 ~ Miss Demeanors What a Bunch of Characters!
March 19 ~ Stiletto Gang Interview with Agatha Nominees
March 27 ~ Femme Fatales Hey! Nobody’s Perfect…
March 31 ~ Jungle Red Writers invites us to talk about our first byline
April 3 ~ Sleuthsayers puts us on the spot about what makes each of us special
April 13 ~ Wicked Cozy Authors asks us about superstitions
April 19 ~ Mysteristas leaves us on a deserted island
March 23, 2018
It’s Social Night at Pura Vida Divers! I’ll share how my passion for scuba diving lead to the Mer Cavallo Mysteries. 2513 Beach Court, Riviera Beach on Singer Island, Florida.
April 27-30, 2018
In case you missed the news, Adrift has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel! The award will be bestowed upon the winner at Malice Domestic –an annual mystery fan convention in Bethesda, Maryland. Now in its 30th year, I’ll be joining such alums as Guest of Honor Louise Penny, Toastmaster Catriona McPherson, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mary Pickard, Amelia Award recipient David Suchet, and many more talented authors and fans.
If you’re there, I hope you’ll come to the Agatha Best First Novel panel on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 –10:50 a.m. Moderated by Margaret Maron, New Kids on the Block: Our Agatha Best First Novel Nominees will include me, Valerie Burns, Kellye Garrett, Laura Oles, and Kathy Valenti.
September 6-9, 2018
Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention and this year it’s in Saint Petersburg, Florida! Karin Slaughter, Ian Rankin, and Lisa Unger headline an all-star cast of thriller and mystery writers. Stay tuned for more info!
Earlier in 2018
- February 24, 2018 Book signing at Jupiter Dive Center.
- February 4, 2018 Best-selling author, Bruce Robert Coffin, interviews me on Murder Books. I dish about nuns, cops, drinks, and murder. What could possibly go wrong?
- January 22-28, 2018 ITW Members offer their sage advice to the next generation of thriller writers. Join the week-long discussion here.
- January 24, 2018 Author interview at Ally Shields’ Coffee Chat.
- January 15, 2018 Beached is spotlighted on One Writer’s Journey.
- January 13, 2018 A Day in the Keys with Dr. Mer Cavallo on Dru’s Book Musings.
- January 12, 2018 Author interview at Scandals. Strong Women. Second Chances.
- January 10, 2018 Launch day for Beached!
- January 9, 2018 Learn what I hoped to accomplish in the opening chapter of Beached at The First Two Pages.
- January 8, 2018 I discuss short story writing on Cozy in Miami.
- January 5, 2018 I share why authors must know how to plot a crime before they can write about one at The Writing Train .
- January 1, 2018 Review and interview in The Big Thrill magazine!
Events in 2017
- November 30, 2017 Author Interview at Mystery Thriller Week! Find out how a degree in Medieval Studies helps me write fiction.
- October 25, 2017 Best-selling author Jenny Milchman interviews me and other law enforcement officers on Mystery Suspense Radio.
- October 20, 2017 Release date for Happy Homicides 6: Cookin’ up Crime! My story “F is for Fruitcake” is one of fourteen stories by award-winning and bestselling authors!
- October 19-22, 2017 Presenter at the the Florida Writers Association 2017 Conference:–“What a Character! The hero and villains of our stories.”Dredging Up Your Dark Side (Panel). Mystery Writing: It Starts with a Crime, and Criminal Minds: It’s Complicated.
- July 10, 2017 Author interview at Laurie Sterbens’ Blog Good Food with a Slice of Killer Fiction. Find out why every steak needs salsa!
- July 5, 2017 Author interview–find out what I don’t list on my official bio at Ally Shield’s Coffee Chat!
- May 14, 2017 Author interview on Elena Hartwell’s Blog Arc of a Writer. Find out how a career in law enforcement prepared me for writing an amateur sleuth!
- April 27-30, 2017 Malice Domestic: New Author Breakfast, Ghostly Murder panel, author signing, and more!
- April 25, 2107 Book launch! BUSTED: Arresting Stories from the Beat, an anthology that includes my short story “Thicker than Water.”
- February 24, 2017 Author interview at Mysteristas
- February 15, 2017 Crime Prevention: Staying Safe Online at Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers
- February 12, 2017 Author interview on author T.C. LoTempio’s blog
- January 31, 2017 It Isn’t What You Know, But What You Omit That Matters on Femmes Fatales
- January 16, 2017 New Release Monday on One Writer’s Journey
- January 14, 2017 New Release Spotlight at Ally Shields Blog
- January 12, 2017 How to while away time in the Florida Keys on Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers
- January 11, 2017 A Day in the Keys with Mer Cavallo at Dru’s Book Musings
- January 11, 2017 Author interview at Writers Who Kill
- January 10, 2017 Featured author and book at NewInBooks
- January 10, 2017 Adrift Release date!
- December 1, 2016 “Sleighed” published by Mystery Weekly Magazine.