Cover reveal: The Good Wife

I am so excited to reveal the chilling cover and retail description for The Good Wife and to let you know it is available for preorder NOW! I found my inspiration for The Good Wife after watching the intense 2002 thriller, High Crimes, starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, which tells the tale of an […]

August 15, 2022

Meet Midge

Meet Midge, rescue cat and new furry writing buddy. Like many of my fictional characters, Midge has a colorful backstory. She was adopted as a kitten by her first family in 2014 and went through a botched declawing surgery which left her with bone shards in her feet that caused severe pain. Not surprisingly, she […]

July 12, 2022

Cover Reveal: The House Sitter

I am so excited to reveal the chilling cover and retail description for The House Sitter and to let you know it is available for preorder NOW! The House Sitter is a standalone psychological thriller, inspired by my own revenge fantasies (oooh!), and I can’t wait to share it with you.  She’s in your home. But can […]

March 17, 2022

The Beseeching Woman

Research is a critical component of my work as a forensic psychologist. Before I ever sit face to face with an inmate to evaluate his violence risk, rest assured I’ve done my homework. I’ve poured over his prison files like the map to a buried treasure, wandering down rabbit holes, following dead-ends, and collecting clues […]

November 7, 2021

What’s Next… again!

It’s been a prolific year for Ellery Kane. I’ve published three books in the Rockwell and Decker series, with the last book—One Child Alive—releasing this past June. I hope you’ve had a chance to join me in Fog Harbor and to meet the memorable cast of characters that inhabit the sleepy seaside town. Though I’ve […]

August 31, 2021

Cover Reveal: Lucky Girl

The next chance you take could be your last… Seven years ago, Teddy Drucker disappeared. He changed his name, altered his appearance, and abandoned his corporate aspirations, fleeing for his life. What choice did he have? In over his head with the cops who’d accused him of murdering his girlfriend and the kind of guys […]

August 1, 2021


Growing up on a farm in Texas, I had many pets—at least seven dogs, four cats, a bird, two rabbits, and a hamster. Not all at once, of course! When I left for college, my cat, Sneaky—named for her ability to weasel her way outside sight unseen—was fourteen years old, and she died a few […]

July 3, 2021

Cover Reveal: One Child Alive

I am so excited to reveal the cover and blurb for One Child Alive, the third book in my Rockwell and Decker mystery thriller series! The idea for One Child Alive came to me in a single image: a lavish beach house set ablaze on the shores of Fog Harbor. Inside, the bodies of the […]

April 8, 2021

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2, 2020
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