News and Interview Link Archive

(For blog posts and other Guest Gigs see bottom of page)

On different occassions, I'm asked to do blog hops, interviews or am involved with other features written about me or my books. I hope you find the links below useful.

 

Like parents, authors aren't supposed to have favorites, but my short story, "The Brew," is near and dear to my heart. Was it because I used a local brew pub as my setting? Was it because part of my inspiration to write a story about a famous rock star returning to his hometown was from watching my musician son navigate these waters? (Well, my son is more infamous than famous, but I'll take inspiration where I can find it!)

Having it published in Mystery Weekly Magazine was fantastic. 

I was invited to share my stories on this new platform and decided to give it a try after I learned who the investors were. Author Amy Tan is familiar to avid readers for her success with novels "The Joy Luck Club," "Bone Setter's Daughter" and more. Other investors I know from my past career. I figure if they can invest millions in this concept, I can give it a go with my first novel, "The Charity."

I was invited to share my stories on this new platform and decided to give it a try after I learned who the investors were. Author Amy Tan is familiar to avid readers for her success with novels "The Joy Luck Club," "Bone Setter's Daughter" and more. Other investors I know from my past career. I figure if they can invest millions in this concept, I can give it a go with my first novel, "The Charity."

Radish Fiction: What is it? They say it best in their words:

"We believe that at the heart of good entertainment lies great stories. That’s why we built Radish: a new app for serialised fiction, designed for the mobile generation.

 

On Radish you can write, share and monetise your bite-sized serial fiction stories, perfectly suited for reading on smartphones. Using a freemium model, writers on Radish can earn an income from their work – creating stories that will go on to become the source of the most popular blockbuster movies, TV drama hits and addictive games.

 

This model has already had astounding success in East Asia. Now, with Radish, we want to bring this revolution in storytelling to the West.

Our team includes veteran developers and designers from multi-billion-dollar gaming companies, a Harvard-educated former Kpop singer, and top web fiction writers with hundreds of thousands of followers. We have come together to build an iconic multimedia entertainment company, and create a new future for storytelling."

Click logo to learn more

I was very pleased to be invited as guest on a community TV show dedicated to the written arts. The host, Gayle C. Heney is an author, poet and former two term Poet Laureate of North Andover. Her program, Write Now showcases authors who have successfully published a book in today’s rapidly changing publishing environment with the goal of encouraging viewers to write. She has been producing Write Now for over 10 years.

 

Click to see the episode of Write Now featuring The Troubles .

The Wenham Tea House is a favored meeting place for young and old. Holding an author tea there is special, but knowing my books' characters would have frequented there is even more wonderful. Read the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle article about my recent talk here.

LINKEDIN PULSE: Jill Baker's series on women in sports who break the mold is inspiring. When she asked to feature me and my take on being successful, I wondered how she saw me adding to the conversation. Her article, Women Who Take The Reins, draws parallels between a woman jockey and a woman writing sharp-edge thrillers. Who knew? Read Jill's article here.

THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: I grew up on a dairy farm. Sounds idyllic, right? It was until it was torched by an arsonist. I was asked to write a retrospective on that event. The article can be found here.

PRESS RELEASE FOR EQUINOX GRAND PRIX: Signing books ringside was not the only thing I did while at Vermont Summer Festival. Click through and check out the second picture. If I had known I was going to be presenting awards, I would have spiffed myself up a bit. Press release is here.

 

 

HARTFORD BOOK EXAMINIER: John Valerie asked me some pretty tricky questions during my interview with him. Check out the column here.

 

 

THE STILETTO GANG: Guest of Marilyn Meredith, author of Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series and the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series under the name, F. M. Meredith. Marilyn has penned close to forty novels. She is one of ten mystery and suspense authors who comprise the Stiletto Gang. Women authors and readers supporting each other. Nice! Check out my response to Marilyn's question of why write a sequel here.

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I'm always happy to talk to a group. Whether it's about my books or helping authors find their readers, speaking with groups is something I love. Author to reader (A2R) marketing does not come naturally to most folks and the New Hampshire Writer's Project invited me to provide inspiration. I give writers the tools and the confidence to promote themselves. Pictures and a write-up of a recent talk are here. Enjoy!

I was very excited to be a guest of Hallie Ephron's on her Jungle Red Writers Blog. Hallie is one of seven women mystery and thriller writers who have joined together to share writing tips, dish on life adventures and insights, profile other authors and even a give recipe or two. The other writers are Hank Phillippi Ryan, Rhys Bowen, Julia Spencer Flemming, Lucy Burdette, Deborah Crombie and Susan Elia MacNeal and each is incredible in her own right. I was very pleased so many of my readers stopped by and left a comment.

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A Wild Ride

Susan Winslow, Massachusetts Horse Magazine

 

It's a terrific experience when your book resonates with someone so deeply that they want to tell the world about it.

 

That's what happened with the folks of Massachusetts Horse Magazine. They read my book, heard a bit about my backstory and wrote a feature article on me. Very nice!

Boston Literati Scene TV Interview

Various Channels, Spring/Summer 2014

 

I was very excited to have been a guest on the iconic Boston interview show, the Literati Scene. Smoki Bacon (yes, that really is her name) and Dick Concannon have been interviewing Boston's elite in the publishing, political, arts and social worlds for decades. Guests have spanned Robert Campbell, Hallie Ephron, Phyllis Diller, Andres Dubus III, and then Senator William Bulger.

 

The interview that day with co-host Susanne MacDonald was as easy as sitting in my own living room with a dear friend. My only wish for that day was for the cameras to have been still rolling during our luncheon afterward. Our discussion turned to the evolving and emerging roles of women in Boston. As you can imagine, Smoki is a woman ahead of her time and shared her incredible perspective about being an independent and dynamic woman working and living in a town that may not have ready for someone like her. I am looking forward to meeting with them again soon.

Listen in to an in-depth interview with Tony Kay of ArtistFirst Radio. ArtistFirst seeks out new and emerging talent in the musical, artistic and literary worlds. Click below and scroll down to find the link to the mp3 podcast.

Listen in to an in-depth interview with Tony Kay of ArtistFirst Radio. ArtistFirst seeks out new and emerging talent in the musical, artistic and literary worlds. Click below and scroll down to find the link to the mp3 podcast.

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Introducing readers to my characters' home town is a really fun experience. When an author tea gets news coverage, that's even more fun. Local reporter Lucy Frederikson stopped by for some tea and scones and wrote a terrific review for the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle that can be read here.

 

Boston folks know Hank Phillippi Ryan as a top-notch investigative reporter. Readers know her as the author of the best selling Jane Ryland series. When she asked me to be a guest on her Femmes Fatale blog, I jumped at the chance! Hanging with other "ferociously talented women dedicated to the fine art of crime fiction" is exactly what I love doing! My post on GRIT is here.

 

Dale T. Phillips has a very active life as a writer of hard boiled crime, short stories and more. His blog and website are well worth cruising to see what a New England based author does to promote his work and support others. When he asked me to do a blog interview, I jumped at the chance. Click here to read the Blog Interview.

 

Penny de Byl is an author from Down Under. Meeting in the small village created by social media, Penny reached out to me all the way from Australia to be featured as the first author in her Five Minute Profile series. Cruise her blog and see what's hot in Australia, too. Link to my interview is here.

 

I don't always blog on writing or my background. Stef Reinhold, an expert on horse wellness, asked me to post in her award-winning blog. My topic? Mindfulness in riding. Ahhh... Link here.

 

Christine Meunier is another author from Down Under. She has thriving equine education blogs and hosted me on her blogs

 

Rhonda Lane is a fellow Sister in Crime, horse lover, and blogger. She has a great blog that covers all things horse and a terrific sense of humor. My guest gig on her site is here

 

E.B. Davis is a prolific mystery writer. She and twelve other writers have created the Writers Who Kill blog that shares writing tips, personal quips, and details on how to kill. I shared with her the tips I learned in law school about how to write. Legal brief or legal thriller? The answer is here

 

Auntie M is the blog name of talented and prolific author Marni Graff (M. K. Graff). I met Marni at Crime Bake, an annual writers' conference sponsored by the Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. My interview with Marnie is here.

 

 

 

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Connie Johnson Hambley

- Author of tense twisting thrillers with a strong moral code -

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