The Music Behind the Book

The Music Behind the Book

Click to read “The Music Behind the Book,” my guest post for Books Direct. You’ll have to scroll down below the excerpt, reviews, etc. to get to the actual post....
Radio Days

Radio Days

Read my guest post on Lazy Day Books blog about my time in small-market radio.
What Happened to Petty’s Dogs

What Happened to Petty’s Dogs

What happened to Petty’s dogs? I’ve gotten this question so many times, I thought it was time to address it. Originally, it was explained in the novel, but that part was cut. So here’s the explanation for you dog lovers out there. Dekker called Uncle...
The Denver Broncos and Watching Grown Men Cry

The Denver Broncos and Watching Grown Men Cry

I’ve never seen so many grown men cry in one place in my life and probably never will again. It was New Year’s Day, 1978, at Denver’s old Mile High Stadium. I was in the north stands with my family, like every home game, but that day was different....
The Trouble Starts Here

The Trouble Starts Here

Originally published on SIRENS OF SUSPENSE. The first time someone pointed a gun at me, I remember musing, “I really need to rethink my life choices” and “What in the world am I doing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, anyway?” and “DON’T WET YOURSELF.” Okay, none of that’s...
The Power of the Purse

The Power of the Purse

An interviewer recently posed this question to me: Do you have a signature accessory, color, fragrance, phrase, or meal? Which caused my inner twelve-year-old boy to roll his eyes (What kinda girlie question is that?) and decide that the question required an asshole...