where the writers are

Favorite Books

All of Peter Lovesey's novels, anything by Jean Shepherd, Barbara Kingsolver, and Jodi Picoult.

What I'm Reading

The Seance.

Influences

Starting way back with Nancy Drew mysteries, followed by Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, anything in the Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen magazines, and later by humor authors Dave Barry and Jean Shepherd. All made huge impacts in my life and have inspired me to write what I love, humorous mysteries.