Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Decatur Book Festival Labor Day Weekend

Did you know that Decatur, Georgia has been ranked one of the best small towns to live in America? I'm not sure how this is possible, since it is right in the middle of the Atlanta urban jungle and can hardly be considered a small town, but it is a nice place. I've spent a lot of time there.

The big news about Decatur is that it is hosting a Book Festival downtown on Labor Day weekend--with an emerging new authors section. That's me! An emerging new author! I will be speaking there, and signing books beginning at 4:20 p.m. August 31. :-)

Come see me there.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Paperback is here!

Shop today for the paperback edition of Treating Murder!
It will be available in additional venues within the week.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The paperback is on its way!

The paperback proofs are on the way from the printer. That means that the actual paperback will be available right after that! I am so excited to finally have a copy in hand.
Look for it first at Amazon before the month is out.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Now on!
Treating Murder is free of Amazon restrictions. Look for it to appear on all your online sellers.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Veronica Lane, M.D. synopsis

Internal Medicine doctor extraordinaire.

Veronica Lane, M.D. is a highly dedicated internist with familial altruistic tendencies. (Her father is in India treating the poorest of the poor). 

One of her (special pet project) patients dies, devastating her. 

Then, to add insult to injury, she is charged with the murder. She has to fight to clear herself and get back to saving the world. 
She makes jewelry as a way to get some downtime.

You can see an interview with her to learn more about her personality by checking previous posts on this blog.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Free Days for Treating Murder July 13 and 14

The ebook version of Treating Murder is free one more time before coming out in paperback. Experience hospital life first hand with Veronica Lane, M.D. More drama than SCRUBS!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


It's mosquito weather in the Deep South. Way back when, that was a cause of malaria and all sorts of other nasties. These days, it's just an occasional West Nile infection. Nonetheless, we need some control here. When I was growing up, they had trucks that drove around spraying poison to kill the mosquitoes. It worked well--except for that whole DDT destroying everything problem. 
I read of a potential solution to this problem if only someone would implement it. It's pretty cool if you think about it.
First, mosquitoes are bred in captivity.  The females are destroyed--they bite. The males are sterilized--whoa that's a lot of tiny vasectomies! But there's a better way. They can be treated with x-rays until they can't reproduce, kind of like radiation therapy for cancer. Then the males are released into the environment. They don't bite.
The farm-raised mosquitoes breed with the wild females and produce--nothing. No larvae. No next generation, and so the mosquito population decreases.
Meanwhile there are still plenty of male mosquitoes and other bugs for insectivores to eat. The sterile males do not adversely affect the environment, or the food chain.
Rinse. Repeat.
See? We don't have to suffer the mosquito plague every summer.

Author of Treating Murder: Book One of the Veronica Lane, M.D. series (medical thriller)