Romantic suspense novel “Next of Kin” is now available

It’s incredible how fast books can be out of date—and sometimes, that’s a really good thing! When I first wrote Next of Kin, the second book in my Portland Police Bureau series, lesbian couples in Oregon could register for a domestic partnership, but same-sex marriage hadn’t been legally recognized yet. So when I set out to revise the novel at the beginning of this year, I made sure to update that part of the book. It seems only fitting that Next of Kin was republished on the very same day that the US Supreme Court made marriage for lesbian and …

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Writing hours in May 2015

Hard to believe that almost half the year is gone already, isn’t it? We’re definitely heading toward summer here in Germany, and I’ve been working hard to wrap up some of my projects before my vacation in July. I finished the final revisions of Next of Kin, the second book in the Portland Police Bureau series, and the short story that goes with it, “Change of Pace.” I also started to translate the novel into German. On the nonfiction front, I’m still working on Time Management for Writers and putting the strategies to good use to become more productive myself. …

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