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Holiday Cheer at the Mystery Author Extravaganza

On December 2, eighteen mystery writers presented their latest works at the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime’s Mystery Author Extravaganza. The event was hosted by the Reston Library and independent bookstore Mystery Loves Company. This annual event is always a good time and a great way to kick off the holiday month. Cheers!



Verena Rose, Laura Ellen Scott, KM Rockwood, Alan Orloff, and I signing books



Talking about my Mae West story “He Done Her Wrong”


Sisters in Crime Chessie Chapter Holiday Events

Just in time for the holidays! The Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter will host two Mystery Author Extravaganza events on November 4 and December 2. Both events begin at 1:00 pm. The November event will be held at Maryland’s Howard County Library Miller Branch and the December at Virginia’s Reston Regional Library. Over a dozen mystery authors from the SinC Chessie chapter will discuss and sign their new books and stories and Mystery Loves Company bookstore will be on site to sell books. Signed books make great gifts for the holidays so don’t miss out on this free, fun event. We hope to see you there!


Mae West Story “He Done Her Wrong” in Malice Anthology



I’m thrilled to have my first short story, “He Done Her Wrong,” published in the anthology Charlaine Harris Presents Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (Wildside Press, Inc.). The story is set during the Golden Age of Hollywood and features stage and screen icon Mae West (1893-1980) who turns from siren to sleuth to catch a jewel thief. Special thanks to Verena Rose, Rita Owen, and Shawn Reilly Simmons for being great editors!


Malice Domestic

Once again, I had an incredible time at the Malice Domestic conference seeing reader and writer friends and meeting new people. This year I was excited to be on the “Small Stories in a Big World” panel with moderator Kaye George and authors Debra H. Goldstein, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Liz Milliron, and Keenan Powell. My first time on a short story panel!


Malice 2017

“Small Stories in a Big World” panel


Signing books with new friend and author Peggy O’Neal Peden



Celebrating author Barb Goffman’s Agatha nomination


Recent Press

“There is certainly nothing ‘neigh’gative about this most impressive work of fiction.” – Ron Heimpel, Shelf Life Magazine  Read full issue


“If you love a good light-hearted mystery with romantic tension, beautiful scenery and eccentric, animal-loving characters, this mystery series is for you! With so many suspects to choose from, I enjoyed playing the guessing game until the very last chapter.” – Jessica Sinn, Chick Lit Café  Read full review


“Kathryn O’Sullivan’s third entry in the Colleen McCabe series, Neighing with Fire (following Murder on the Hoof and its debut, Foal Play) is the most delightful, most intriguing one yet… Sunny beaches; cute, adorable pets; wild Mustangs; feuding characters; fiery explosions; and gruesome deaths make Neighing with Fire an excellent installment in a unique cozy series that continues to improve with age.” – Joseph B. Hoyos, Gumshoe Review Read full review


“Boasting a great cast of characters, engaging dialogue and a feel-good atmosphere, this is my favorite book thus far and I look forward to the next book in this delightfully captivating series.” – Dru’s Book Musings Read full review


“O’Sullivan’s well-crafted mysteries invoke the senses with rich details of the scenery and pace of life in the popular North Carolina tourist area. Colleen’s confusion about her romantic life adds an endearing facet to her otherwise tough-as-nails personality. This one will attract both readers of romance-centric cozies and those who favor Bill Crider’s small-town procedurals.” – Amy Alessio, Booklist