The Girl in the Barrel

The inspiration for Her Perfect Bones began with the true story of the murder of Reyna Marroquín, a Salvadoran woman who was killed by businessman Howard Elkins in 1969. Her body remained undiscovered in a fifty-five gallon drum in the crawl space of a home in New York until 1999, when a homeowner uncovered her […]

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January 16, 2021

Cover Reveal: Her Perfect Bones

I am so excited to reveal the cover and blurb for Her Perfect Bones, the second book in the Rockwell and Decker mystery thriller series. Her Perfect Bones is available for preorder NOW and will be released on February 16, 2021! The girl’s body is curled up like a shell and almost completely buried in […]

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December 10, 2020

Beyond Saving

Since the launch of Watch Her Vanish, I’ve been fortunate to be invited as a guest on several podcasts and radio shows, including The Jim Harold Show, Coast to Coast AM, and Midnight Society, where I’ve discussed the surprising overlap between my day job as a forensic psychologist and my night job as a writer […]

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November 15, 2020

Bird of Prey

Last week I introduced you to Will “Deck” Decker, a no-nonsense third generation cop from San Francisco with a talent for hunting serial killers. Now, I’d like you to meet Drake Mortimer Devere (aka The Vulture). The quintessential psychopath, Drake is charming, manipulative, cunning, and empty inside. The son of a drug-addicted prostitute, Drake was […]

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October 2, 2020

Meet Will Decker…

Last month I introduced you to Olivia Rockwell, Fog Harbor’s resident forensic psychologist. Now, I’d like you to meet Will “Deck” Decker. Deck is a no-nonsense third generation cop from San Francisco. He breaks the rules sometimes, with good reason, but not the rules that matter. After his father, Henry, retired from the SFPD as […]

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September 5, 2020

Introducing Olivia Rockwell…

Last month, I welcomed you to Fog Harbor, the sleepy seaside town with its share of secrets…and murders. Now, I’d like you to introduce forensic psychologist, Olivia Rockwell. Olivia started asking why after they carted her dad, Martin, away for murder when she was eight years old. She knows what she saw. A body, for […]

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August 13, 2020

Cover Reveal: Watch Her Vanish

I am so excited to reveal the cover and blurb for Watch Her Vanish, the first book in my brand new suspense series. Look carefully, there are dark secrets hiding in those trees…                                                             **** Fear hits her like a wave crashing against the sheer cliffs nearby. She sees the woman’s feet first, then the […]

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July 20, 2020

Welcome to Fog Harbor!

You’re going to Pelican Bay State Prison. Can you handle it? My supervisor said some version of those words to me eleven years ago. When I was (gasp!) still in my twenties and only one month into my job as a forensic psychologist, assessing violence risk for life term inmates. Not wanting to show her […]

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July 9, 2020

A Mother of a Tale

“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”  –Mitch Albom One of my best lifelong friends […]

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May 10, 2020

What’s in a Name?

When I began my writing journey nearly six years ago, I knew I would write under a pseudonym or pen name. As a forensic psychologist working in a high-stakes role, I imagined the inmates I evaluated Googling my name, only to find out I’d written thrillers inspired by my day job. Thrillers about psychologists who […]

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February 16, 2020

Something new!

I hope you all are in the midst of a merry holiday season! Christmas came early for me this year in the form of some very exciting publishing news I can’t wait to share with all of you. A few months ago, I was contacted by Jessie Botterill, Associate Publisher with Bookouture, about the possibility […]

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December 20, 2019

Hallmark and the Art of the Thriller

I have a confession to make. I love Hallmark Christmas movies. Unexpected viewing for an author who spends most of her time writing about the dark side of humanity, these sweet and sometimes schmaltzy movies have taught me a lot about the art of the thriller. Don’t believe me? Well, you’ve clearly never spent two […]

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November 21, 2019
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