Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Suggested Response to Amazon’s Acquisition of GoodReads

I’m not shy about my stance on independent bookstores. I love them.  I owe my career as an author to them. And I support them every chance I get. One of my local indies, The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid, carefully organizes book orders for all of my Skype author visits so that kids all […]

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Wake Up Missing (coming Sept. ’13)

The doorbell rang yesterday while I was Skyping with readers in Dublin, Ohio…and when the session ended, I found a package in the door. Inside?  The first advance reader copies for WAKE UP MISSING, my Fall ’13 science thriller with Walker/Bloomsbury. I’ll be signing ARCs at IRA in San Antonio next month, and I am […]

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Kids’ Mysteries & the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

Twenty three years to the day after criminals posing as police officers broke into Boston’s Isabelle Stewart Gardner museum, the FBI made an amazing announcement today. Agents know the identity of the thieves who pulled off one of the most famous art heists in history; they just don’t know where the art is yet or […]

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Join me at the War of 1812 Museum this weekend!

I’ve had a busy year of travel, so it’s with a big smile that I’m sharing the news about my speaking event for this weekend…right here at home! If you live near Plattsburgh, I hope you’ll join me for “An Afternoon of History & Mystery” from 1-3pm this Saturday, March 16th, at the Battle of […]

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Snow Day Blues: An Open Letter to the Students of Olde Sawmill Elementary

Dear Olde Sawmill Elementary students, Last month, I flew to Ohio for the Dublin Literacy Conference, and I was supposed to spend the Friday before that event at your school. You had a special welcome sign  for me and everything… But it turns out…I was pretty much the only person at school that day, since […]

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