News & Events


Until April 30: Goodreads giveaway for 50 e-book copies of DODGE AND BURN.

DODGE AND BURN is still available for reviewers, bloggers, librarians, and bookstore owners on NetGalley until April 30.

“I Am What I Write?”– Read my April 4 blog post for Jungle Red Writers about  how my life and my writing intersect.

Coming June 11, 2024: Watch my television interview on the writing life with host Rose Martin of Write Around the Corner, which will air on Blue Ridge PBS stations, with bonus interviews on Blue Ridge PBS Passport. You can also watch online. Now in its 7th season (there will be an 8th) Write Around the Corner features monthly interviews with Virginia authors or authors who write about Virginia. (The show was taped at Slater Run Vineyards in Upperville, VA in April).

BLOW UP is now available as an audio book! Stay tuned for news about DODGE AND BURN, which will also soon be available as an audio book.

Watch the video I narrated  (along with my photographs) featuring some of the places in Washington, D.C. where DODGE AND BURN takes place DODGE AND BURN VIDEO


Learn more about my writing process on the ENDPAPERS blog. from  Paperblanks, publisher of beautiful journals.

Read my story—and recommendations for the best Russian spy novels here in CrimeReads.



May 7, 2024. One More Page Books, Arlington, Virginia. Book launch: talk and signing. Wine & cake will be served; click on the link to register, 7pm.

May 11, 2024. The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, Arizona. Talk and signing with Barbara Peters, 2pm.

May 14, 2024. Fundraiser on behalf of the Northern New Mexico Food Bank, Santa Fe, New Mexico. $30 admission fee goes 100% to the Food Bank, plus entitles you to a book and a talk/signing at the private home of a food bank volunteer who is a long-time friend of mine. (Details once you sign up). Limited to 30 people. 7pm.

May 18, 2024. 868 Estate Vineyards, Purcellville, Virginia. Book signing: come by for an informal chat and a glass of wine. Books sold by Winchester Book Gallery. 1-3pm.

May 19, 2024. The Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia. Talk and signing. Pre-registration is required. Click on this link to take you to the sign-up form. Books sold by Winchester Book Gallery. 2pm.

May 25, 2024. Four Seasons Books, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Unraveling the Unknown, panel discussion with me, John Gilstrap, and J. Dennison Reed, moderated by Lee Doty.  Tickets required. (There is a fee for this event). 1pm.

June 8, 2024. Slater Run Vineyards, Upperville, Virginia. Book signing; books sold by Winchester Book Gallery. 2-4pm.

June 21, 2024. Bards Alley Bookshop, Vienna, Virginia. Talk and signing.  (RSVP links to come). 6:30pm.

June 30, 2024. Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville, Virginia. (*N.B. this event is not part of the Dodge and Burn book tour). Read Between the Vines Book Club: discussion with me and Rick Tagg, winemaker at Delaplane Cellars (also my wine consultant for the wine country mysteries for many years) talking about our collaboration as well as The Chardonnay Charade, the second Virginia wine country mystery. Registration fee; tickets required.  11am-2pm.

August 3, 2024. Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Murder As You Like It. More information to come.

August 28-September 1, 2024. Murder in Music City, Bouchercon World Mystery Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

September 7, 2024. Rappahannock Cellars, Hume, Virginia. Talk and signing. Books sold by Middleburg Books. More information to come. 12:30pm


TBD: Middleburg Books, I’ll be in conversation with Dr. Colleen Shogan, Archivist of the United States. Stay tuned for more information, including a date for this event.