Welcome to my website!
Most of what you’ll find here relates to the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery novels and short stories. Josie Prescott is an antiques appraiser who uses her knowledge of antiques to solve crimes. Often called an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans, these traditional mystery stories are set on the rugged New Hampshire coast.
You’ll also find information about my work in business communications and professional writing training. I have more than 20 years’ experience as a Corporate Trainer, including instructional design and curriculum development. My book Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats has been a bestseller, and two of my business communications books have been re-issued as e-books, Business Writing for Results and Putting First What Matters Most!
The Glow of Death, the latest Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery (from St. Martin’s Minotaur), tells the tale of rare Tiffany lamps, broken dreams, and betrayal.
“An antiques appraiser get scammed, gets mad, and gets even… A cozy replete with antiques lore, likable characters, and a more complex mystery than usual.” –Kirkus Reviews
Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot has won the 2017 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction!
Here are some photos from Malice Domestic, including the awards banquet.
Here’s the cover for the 12th Josie Prescott mystery, ANTIQUE BLUES!
If you enlarge the rendering of the Hiroshige print on the easel and compare it to the original below, you see the true talent of the cover designer, David Baldeosingh Rotstein. He’s my long-time cover designer, and I think he’s incredibly talented. Ditto on the guitar; David’s detail is astonishing!