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Romantic Suspense and Mystery Novelist

The Iguana Crawls Closer!

The Fright of the IguanaThe fifth Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery THE FRIGHT OF THE IGUANA will be an October 2007 release--and that's nearly here!  The cover is, as always, really cute.  You can see it here or at my website:



And the Next Kendra Book

The publication date for the sixth Kendra book has been confirmed:  June 2008.  The title?  DOUBLE DOG DARE!


Come Visit Me

I've been participating in events at local (L.A. area) libraries lately, which is a lot of fun.  If you happen to be in the area, I'l be on a panel at 1:30 p.m. in the mystery pavilion at the West Hollywood Book Festival on September 30.  I'll also be signing at the Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and Arfriend booths there--and intend to bring my Lexie along!  Plus I'm holding a special contest there where the winner, who will hopefully make a contribution to Arfriend, can get his or her pet featured in an upcoming Kendra book.

In addition, I'll be talking about Killer Hobbies at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. (and of course I'm still blogging at  And I'll discuss how to take a popular theme and make it fresh in your own novels at the Mysterious Bookstore in Westwood, on Wednesday, October 11.  I'll also be signing IGUANA at the meeting of the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America on Saturday, October 13, and participating in the Los Angels Romance Authors Books Festival on Sunday, October 14.

Meow is for MurderContest News

The winner of my most recent contest is Crystal Gwynn of Parkersburg, West Virginia--not far from my former stomping grounds, since I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.

Please enter the next contesnt.  I'll give away an autographed copy of the fourth Kendra book, MEOW IS FOR MURDER...and maybe some more goodies, too.

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