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
Another gift for antiques lovers, full of usable information on treasure hunting and a mystery replete with red herrings.
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.